Having Liposuction? Consider Arnica Montana
In the 1600’s, Matthiolus, an Italian physician, touted the benefits of Arnica Montana, an herbal remedy derived from a flowering plant. Since then, Arnica Montana has been used in Europe for wounds, bruises, fractures, rheumatic conditions, heart ailments, epilepsy, asthma, hair growth, foot pain, and sea sickness. In Germany, Arnica is used in over 100 herbal preparations for traumatic injuries, bruises, sprains, bruising, and rheumatic pain. In fact, the use of natural healing remedies is regulated by the Government in Germany. So, it is no wonder that Arnica Montana is used by many plastic surgeons in the U.S. for liposuction.
First, let’s explore what Arnica Montana is precisely. Arnica Montana, also known as Leopard’s Bane, is perennial herb from the Asteraceae family, found in the mountains of Europe. It is well known to speed the healing process. It may be offered in home-brewed teas, tinctures, salves and pill forms. Commonly, it is prescribed by plastic surgeons for procedures such as liposuction.
During liposuction, plastic surgeons insert a cannula under the skin to break up fat cells and remove them through a vacuum like suction. This makes the procedure invasive. Liposuction disrupts the skin, underlying tissue and fat cells. For these reasons, bruising is often part of the recovery process from liposuction. The extent of bruising depends upon a variety of factors, including the extent of the procedure. Moreover, some people simply bruise easily. Following liposuction, cells need to regenerate and metabolic activities must be functioning at optimal performance to allow for a smooth recovery. Arnica Montana assists with bruising. The herb enhances the healing process.
It is important to note that Arnica Montana must be prescribed by a plastic surgeon for use in liposuction. There are risks associated with certain medications and side effects associated with combining certain medications. So, it is critically important to speak with a plastic surgeon about Arnica Montana weeks before having liposuction. Arnica Montana has healing qualities, but must be used with discretion for any purpose.
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