Bromelain Liposuction For Swelling
from the plant of the: Pineapple
also known as: Ananas, Nanas, Pina
plant family: Bromeliaceae
type: herbaceous perennial
parts used: mostly in the stems of pineapples, but some fruit is used as well.
description: 2 1/2 to 5 ft. high with a spread of 3 to 4 ft. The plant is like a thick stem with a rosette of wide, waxy leaves. These pointed green, red, and white/off white striped leaves are approximately 18 - 70 inches long and graced with a spiny needle-like tip.The plant produces a sweet to tangy and sometimes sour fruit that is yellow to white in color. The unpeeled fruit is brownish with a hard, spiky covering and a large green sprout from it crown. The fruit is shaped like a coffee can with rounded ends and is about 10-12 inches long usually when considered prime and may even weigh up to 10 lbs.
habitat: Indigenous to southern Brazil and Paraguay, The fruit is now grown all over in green houses and in the fields of Spain, Guatemala, Hawaii and more. The pineapple is a tropical plant and thrives in hot, humid places. Although it can survive cold snaps, it is not recommended for the more northern areas if intended to be grown outdoors.
Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory formula containing the proteolytic enzyme from the stems of pineapples. Proteolytic enzymes are capable of dissolving proteins. It is most often used after sports injuries, to relieve edema and after surgical procedures to help with swelling.
Other products or supplements that you may heard of or have been recommended may be Arnica montana, Vitamin A, Vitamin K or Vitamin C, please discuss these with your surgeon if you are interested or have questions.
Not all surgeons will agree that homeopathic remedies truly work. If you would like to inform your surgeon of this product you may and print out this information for his study. Please do not go against your surgeon's wishes and obey his pre and post-operative instructions. ALWAYS ASK YOUR SURGEON FIRST BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICATION.
Wandra Miles, MD
Miles Plastic Surgery
1221 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Mary Lee Peters, MD
901 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
David Pratt, MD, FACS
Pratt Plastic Surgery
10413 NE 37th Circle
Building 3, Suite B
Kirkland, WA 98033