Manhattan Beach, CA, October 15, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- VitaMedica developed a series of Recovery Products tutorial videos to help patients determine the best recovery nutritional solution for their upcoming plastic surgery procedure. In the videos, Dr. David H. Rahm, medical director and founder of VitaMedica, discusses the importance of nutrition for recovery. He also reviews the use of Arnica for bruising, bromelain for inflammation and vitamins for immune support and wound healing.
In an increasingly competitive employment market, many women and men are resorting to cosmetic surgery to look their best. But with limited vacation days and a high interest in discretion, it's no surprise that patients want to minimize recovery and downtime.
With internet search rates for plastic surgery preparation and recovery closing in on 90 million per month, it's clear that patients want to take a proactive approach to improving their recovery time.
So, what are they seeking and finding from all these internet searches?
The most popular searches involve the use of natural homeopathic remedies like Arnica montana for bruising. Other popular searches include the use of bromelain for swelling and nutrients like vitamin C for healing. But, with so much information available on the web, identifying which products work best is a challenge for even the savviest patients.
To address this need, VitaMedica developed four new videos to help patients determine the VitaMedica Recovery product( http://www.vitamedica.com/products/recovery-products/ ) that is best suited for their upcoming plastic surgical or non-surgical procedure. These include Why Recovery Nutraceuticals, Arnica Montana & Bruising, Bromelain & Inflammation and Vitamins & Immune Support. All of the videos can be found in the Learn section of the company website.
In the Recovery introductory video, Dr. Rahm provides patients with basic guidelines for taking nutritional supplements around the time of surgery.
Dr. Rahm, who is a board-certified anesthesiologist says, "Patients often don't realize that a number of popular supplements can negatively affect a surgical procedure, or even cause their surgery to be canceled."
He continues, "While some supplements may be great for your health long-term they can actually worsen bruising and bleeding or interfere with pharmaceuticals during surgery." This video helps bring awareness to this issue for patients.
"Providing videos on our website is just an extension of an educational focus that we've always had," says Yvette La-Garde, VitaMedica's director of education. She continues, "We already offer a wealth of information on our website including a Recovery Products Quiz( http://www.vitamedica.com/products/product-advisor/recovery-products-quiz/ ) which helps patients select the best product for them but video format just makes easier for those who want to learn the information as quickly as possible."
While not a household name, VitaMedica has offered a line of nutritionally based Recovery Products through plastic surgeons, facial plastics, cosmetic derms and medical spas for over a decade. Many of these practices not only offer a VitaMedica Recovery product as part of the overall price of a procedure but also provide guidance on the best nutraceutical to accompany a patient's procedure.
But, more recently, the company started offering its Recovery product line directly to patients via their website. This approach is ideal for patients who have heard about the benefits of using VitaMedica but whose doctor does not carry the product line - typically a non-aesthetic practice. The downside is that these patients need more education about which VitaMedica Recovery product is best suited for their needs.
For a full list of supplements to discontinue around the time of surgery, refer to VitaMedica's Surgery Supplements Guidelines (http://www.vitamedica.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Surgery-Support-Guidelines.pdf). For more information on the dietary & lifestyle measures you can take to support healing and speed recovery, see VitaMedica's Recovery Guidelines.
Since 1997, VitaMedica has offered a targeted line of nutraceuticals for recovery and wellness through aesthetic medical practices including plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists, medical skin care clinics and medical spas. For more information, please call VitaMedica at 1-888-367-8605 or visit www.vitamedica.com.
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