Electing for Liposuction? Protect Your Health and Safety!

Medications to Avoid Before and After Liposuction Surgery

Is liposuction safe? This is a question many have asked, and fortunately – for the most part – it is one of the safest cosmetic surgeries around! But, if you truly want to make your liposuction safe, in order to avoid the complications and risks inherent to liposuction, it’s vital that patients cease taking medications or other substances that can impair the blood from clotting normally. Examples include aspirin and ibuprofen, along with other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which bind to blood platelets and prevent blood coagulation. Vitamin E, red wine, and Coumadin (or warfarin) also impair blood from clotting. Coumadin is often given to patients with illnesses that cause excessive blood clots, and prevents clotting by competing with vitamin K.

Read on to learn more about which medications and substances could potentially pose a threat when taken before liposuction surgery.

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Avoid These Substances and Medications

For a healthy and safe liposuction, it is absolutely essential that you avoid the following drugs and substances before undergoing liposuction:

Common Medications, Substances, and Supplements

  • Advil
  • Alcohol
  • Aleve
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Aspirin
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Bayer
  • Children’s Aspirin
  • Doan’s Pills
  • Excedrin
  • Feverfew (or Tanacetum Parthenium)
  • 4-Way Cold Tabs
  • Garlic Capsules
  • Ginko Biloba
  • Goody’s Body Pain
  • Ibuprofen
  • Midol
  • Motrin
  • Pamprin
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Red Wine
  • Sine Off
  • Sine Aid
  • Vanquish
  • Vitamin E
  • Willow Bark

Other Medications

  • Amigesic
  • Anacin
  • Anaprox
  • Anaproxin
  • Ansaid
  • APC
  • Argesic
  • Arthra G
  • Arthropan
  • S.A.
  • Ascodeen
  • Ascriptin
  • Aspergum
  • BC Powder
  • Brufen
  • Bufferin
  • Butazolidin
  • Cephalgesic
  • Cheracol Caps
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Clinoril
  • Congesprin
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Coumadin (or Warfarin)
  • Darvon ASA
  • Darvon Compound
  • Daypro
  • Depakote
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dicolfenac
  • Dipyridamole
  • Disalcid
  • Divalproex
  • Dolobid
  • Dristan
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin
  • Empirin
  • Emprazil
  • Endodan
  • Feldene
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fiorinal
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Froben
  • Gelpirin
  • Genpril
  • Genprin
  • Haltran
  • Halfprin
  • Ibuprin
  • Iburprohm
  • Indameth
  • Indocin
  • Indomethacin
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Lortab ASA
  • Magan
  • MG Salicylate
  • Meclofenamate
  • Meclofen
  • Medipren
  • Mefenamic
  • Menadob
  • Mobidin
  • Monogesic
  • Nabumetone
  • Nalfon
  • Naprosyn
  • Naproxen
  • Norgesic
  • Norwich Ex. Str.
  • Nuprin
  • Ocufen
  • Orudis
  • Oruvail
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Oxybutazone
  • Oxyprozin
  • Percodan
  • Persantine
  • Phenaphen
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Piroxicam
  • Ponstel
  • Prednisone
  • Quagesic
  • Relafen
  • Rexolate
  • Robasissal
  • Roxiprin
  • Rufin
  • Saleto
  • Salflex
  • Salsalate
  • Salsitab
  • Na Thiosalicylate
  • Soma Compound
  • Sulindac
  • Synalgos DC
  • Tolectin
  • Tolmetin
  • Toradol
  • Trandate
  • Trendan
  • Trental
  • Trigesic
  • Trilisate
  • Tusal
  • Voltaren
  • Zactrin
  • Zorprin

For Further Information, Consult the Experts at Laser Lipo and Veins

Be proactive about your safety and make sure you consult a trusted physician before your liposuction procedure. Laser Lipo and Veins has dedicated staff members and seasoned cosmetic surgeons available for consultations; ask them about whether your medications will pose any risk for liposuction. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!