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All About CBD and Surgery Recovery

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If you are considering undergoing plastic surgery, you may be wondering how to make your recovery period as pleasant as possible. Plastic surgery recovery is not typically the part of the journey that most patient’s look forward to. However, with modern technological advancements and discoveries, you can have a fairly comfortable and positive recovery experience.

One of the most popular natural remedies for a smoother, less painful recovery is the incorporation of CBD products. Below we go over what CBD is, the forms it is available in, and how it can make your surgery recovery more comfortable:

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a trending ingredient found in cannabis products. It is one of many cannabinoids, or molecules, produced by the cannabis family. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and doesn’t cause the “high” associated with marijuana. This means that using CBD during surgery recovery will not make you physically high, although it may produce many other favorable outcomes on your body such as pain relief, inflammation decrease, and reduced anxiety. Consuming CBD products will also not show up on a drug test.

Everyone has a cell-signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD interacts with a core component of the ECS, the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain and immune system. These receptors receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond. CBD interacts with these receptors to create anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management.

What Kinds of CBD Products can Help with Surgery Recovery?

There are various forms of CBD products available for surgery recovery. Three of the most popular forms are edible gummies, oils, and topical skin creams.

  • Edible Gummies
    Most CBD edibles come in the form of small candies or gummies and are typically 8mg to 25mg per gummy. They are typically packed with fruity, yummy flavors. One dose is usually one or two gummies – we recommend patients start small and see how they feel before consuming a larger quantity of gummies. CBD gummies typically take about 20 minutes to an hour to start working on the body.It is important to purchase any CBD products from a reputable distributor, as many products are unregulated. Mia Aesthetics sells an excellent line of high quality, effective CBD gummies called “Damn Gina CBD gummies.” You can purchase yours at your pre-op or post-op appointments to help with pain relief after surgery.
  • CBD Oil
    Like edible gummies, CBD oil is also meant to be consumed orally. You should start small, with only one or two drops, before increasing your dosage. You may feel the effect of CBD oil more quickly than CBD gummies because it metabolizes more quickly in the body. The benefit of purchasing CBD oil is that in addition to ingesting it orally, you can also use it topically over your skin for added pain relief. Mia Aesthetics also sells the “Damn Gina CBD Oil” onsite for easy and reliable purchase.
  • CBD Cream
    The other widely popular option for post-surgical CBD is topical cream. While CBD cream does not typically offer any anxiety reducing effects, it is a great way to target pain at the source. Additionally, CBD cream is formulated with hydrating ingredients like coconut and shea butter to help moisturize your skin. Like the oil and gummy products, “Damn Gina” makes a CBD cream that is available for purchase at Mia Aesthetics. CBD cream can be used as much as needed.

How Much Should I Take?
It is unlikely that you can take enough CBD oil or gummies to endanger your health. But regardless, you should be conservative in your dosage. Always start with the smallest possible dose (one or two drops or gummies) before deciding to up your dosage. Some side effects of taking too much CBD are tiredness, anxiety and confusion. You should have a loved one or caretaker monitor how much CBD you consume during recovery to ensure you take the proper dosage. CBD cream does not need really need to be monitored, as it goes on top of the skin. However, if you notice any redness or irritation from the product, you should stop use immediately.

CBD produces many other favorable outcomes on your body such as pain relief, inflammation decrease, and reduced anxiety. Call & Schedule A Consultation Now!

How does CBD affect your Cosmetic Procedure?

While some countries are opting for lenient ways for the recreational use of marijuana, consuming CBD before or after your cosmetic surgery can result in slowing down your healing time and deteriorate your surgical outcome. As a double board-certified surgeon in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jhonny Salomon takes us through the risks involved in vaping CBD to ensure his patients have safe and secure surgery.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main extract of the marijuana plant, the second being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana). Though it has gained popularity in recent times, this hemp plant derivative had records of therapeutic use that dates back to 2737 BC. CBD can cure problems like epilepsy, insomnia, and mental health disorders. As a physician, Dr. Salomon weighs the popularity vs research on health products, to eliminate the possible risks and follow a safe surgical procedure.

Consuming CBD before Surgery

Consumed mostly in self-management of pain and anxiety, many patients consult if they can vape CBD before their surgical procedures or during it. CBD products should not be ingested by patients for a few days before and after surgery because of the anticoagulant effect that can put a patient’s life at risk with excess bleeding during and after surgery. Excess bleeding may then extend the surgery procedure to an unanticipated one to correct abundant bleeding, asymmetry, and tissue death post-surgery.

Dr. Salomon suggests patients drop taking herbal supplements, vitamin or nicotine to ensure that the patient does not face problems with anesthesia. Consuming CBD may also result in potent reactions with the enzymes in the liver that prevents the medication’s job. As the perfect dosing for CBD is undefined, proper precautions must be taken for a safe surgical procedure.

Be it cigarettes or weed, smoking any kind of drug before surgery can lead to respiratory distress, pneumonia risks and interference with anesthesia, leading to airway emergencies post-surgery. Marijuana also leads to poor scarring of your surgical sites. The best choice for consuming CBD is through edibles. Edibles can eliminate respiratory problems and lead the healing process smoothly. However, one is suggested not to ingest it past the allowed time before surgery.

Marijuana effects during Surgery

The usage of Marijuana during the surgical procedure can cause dramatic effects. While some patients tend to consume CBD in an attempt to relax, this idea can cause serious problems. Consuming CBD relaxes the blood vessels through a process called Vasodilation. Relaxing the body’s blood vessels can cause a failure in blood pressure and an increased heart rate. Additionally, the presence of carbon monoxide in Cannabis slows down the moment of oxygen flow in the body thereby, diminishing the healing process. Consuming CBD after surgery increases the time that’s taken to remove a patient from the ventilator.

Safest ways to consume CBD after surgery

The medical industry and CBD policy have a long way to go before any patient gets a weed prescription during his pre or post-surgical procedure. For those who are looking for weed to treat pain, it is recommended that you consider healthier ways of getting high. Choosing something like vaping can hamper the healing process. The healthier alternative for vaping can be edibles, oils, or tinctures.

Edibles come in various varieties and strengths. Concerning the pain you’re feeling, Dr. Salomon can recommend you the variations of strength that’s offered in a versatile palate.

Edibles can sometimes be pretty strong and the effects can be unpredictable. Instead of edibles, consumers can ingest tinctures in the form of food and drinks.

As Dr. Salomon suggests, it is always important to consult your surgeon before consuming Cannabis prior to and after surgery. This will help them to make necessary adjustments that will suit your body conditions. Dr. Jhonny Salomon is a renowned plastic surgeon in Florida who has taken a step towards safer surgical procedures.

Dr. Jhonny Salomon takes us through the risks involved in vaping CBD to ensure his patients have safe and secure surgery.