What Vitamins Do I Need To Take For Breast Implant Replacements?
Q: Dr. Eppley, for my upcoming breast implant replacements surgery for implant replacements I have been researching and reading on the multivitamins to take, which do you recommend? Also, is a surgical bra provided after surgery or will I need to bring one? If I need to bring one how do I know what size to buy? I am going from the 300cc saline to 655 high profile silicone. Also, what do you recommend on scar prevention? My option of what I read is the silicone scar sheets? Also I was reading something about arnica Montana for bruising? So many brands and so many options, I would like to know what my surgeon recommends from experience.
A: Whether it is an initial breast augmentation surgery or for that of breast implant replacements, I see not need for the use of vitamins or other supplements. They provide no documented improvement in healing and I have never used them for breast augmentation surgery.
You will be provided with a surgical bra which is applied at the conclusion of the procedure.
In terms of adverse scar prevention, topical silicone gel or sheets are fine. Sheets are usually the easiest to use as a bra helps hold them in place and also applies pressure to the sheeting which is known to be beneficial for optimal scar appearance when applied early after surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley