Why can you not eat seafood after plastic surgery?

Why can you not eat seafood after plastic surgery?

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Diane M asked:

During a consult for plastic surgery, the Dr was reviewing what I should expect afterwards. One thing he said was I could not eat seafood for two weeks after the surgery. Why is that?

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Jan 19th, 2011, 9:09 pm by plastic_surgery_world   

3 Responses

  1. woman38
    November 23rd, 2009 | 12:40 pm

    increased risks of allergic reactions and seafood contains iodine

    however during wound healing, our body is weaker than normal and the “new skin/flesh” that is granulating is more sensitive than the “old skin/ flesh” so even a small amount of iodine in the blood can cause serious allergic reaction i.e.-reddness, itchiness, swelling. when such allergic reaction (aka inflammationary reaction) starts the “new” sensitive skin/flesh will step up to step 2 of the process by trying to “flush” out the irritant out of the system. in that case we will start to see fluid coming out from the wound. over days, the fluid will become pus. *eekkk* why so? i believe its 2 fold, 1- the iodine is still lingering in the blood system thus reaction continues, 2- the wound is not cleansed thoroughly and frequently enough.

  2. smiley_face_boxers
    November 24th, 2009 | 1:32 pm

    Maybe it has to do with the iodine content in seafood, or if someone has a shellfish allergy, their fake boobs might swell up to a GINORMOUS size and look even more unatural and disgusting. :)

    Just a guess…

  3. Martha Thomson
    June 23rd, 2010 | 5:00 am

    Seafoods are very rich in Iodine too.”~,

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