Spicy Facelifts

Most patients ask me what can they do to speed up the healing, especially the swelling and bruising after a facelift?

In the past I would offer a short burst of steroids, which come with their own associated potential side effects, or the use of Arnica Montana, a natural supplement sold over the counter. Aspirin and Ibuprofen and other over the counter anti-inflammatory medications are a no-no before and after surgery as they increase the risk of bleeding.

There is another option, not often offered in Plastic Surgery – Spices!

Minerals, such as sulfur, silicon, zinc, iron and magnesium, have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Enriching your diet with these elements found in common daily spices can shorten your recovery time, by speeding your body’s natural healing properties.

Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon, and Turmeric are natural spices that contain these elements. Incorporating them into your daily nutrition before and after surgery can have beneficial effects.

Adding these spices to your cooking, or incorporating them into a juicing routine, is an easy way to naturally boost your immune system and help your body strengthen your natural anti-inflammatory process.

People travel from across the US and the world for an improved look by Dr. Siegel, but many are right here in the Houston area. We often see patients from Cypress, Spring, Bellaire, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Humble, Katy, and other nearby communities. We also see many patients from other areas in Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa, to name a few. Wherever you are, we look forward to helping you achieve your best look.

July 1, 2021 Update:

Our office is open and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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