Cosmetic Surgery Risks by Dr. Sara Detox Toronto Naturopath
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Considering Cosmetic Surgery? First Read This

August 24, 2016

Can cosmetic surgery enhance outer beauty and increase self-confidence?

Yes, absolutely!

I’ve seen many patients transform and feel better about themselves after cosmetic surgery.

It can enhance appearance (just look at the Kardashians), develop self-esteem, and reduce stress related to body image.

But, cosmetic surgery is not for everyone.

As one of the few ND’s in Canada working in a cosmetic surgery clinic, I’ve learned a lot. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there are positive and negative aspects to think about.

With the desire for a smaller waist, lifted eyes, or bigger breasts, there are potential complications and risks.

So, to help you make an informed decision, here’s my suggestion.

  1. Research the clinic.
  2. Interview the plastic surgeon.
  3. Learn everything you can about the procedure.

And ask yourself, do you have realistic expectations?

Surgeons are not magicians therefore, they can’t perform miracles.

At your initial consultation, speak to your surgeon openly and honestly about your desired outcome.

Almost always, your surgeon will take the time to answer your questions.

Before you decide on cosmetic surgery, send yourself loving thoughts.

Nurture yourself with loving, positive thoughts every morning, rather than negative chatter.

Using the beauty of celebrities to evaluate our own is unhealthy. So don’t compare yourself to others.

I’m inspired by the surgeons that I work with because they always ask patients what their motivation is for surgery.

Finally, if you are hoping cosmetic surgery will change your life, maybe your surgeon will turn you away.

No need to feel offended if a surgeon turns you away because chances are, they are looking out for you.

Be Prepared to Change Your Diet

Dietary changes often include more protein, dark green leafy vegetables, pineapple and carrot juice. Another aspect of your post-op plan may include lifestyle counselling with supplement recommendations.

Essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids support faster healing.

Above all, for best results, get adequate rest, don’t drink alcohol, and stop smoking.

My goal for all my patients is to reduce their healing time. Certainly, it is our job at the clinic to prepare patients mentally and physically for surgery.

Here are pre-surgery supplements to consider:

  • High Quality Multi-Vitamin
  • Chlorophyll
  • Vitamin C
  • Bioflavonoids
  • B complex

Almost all post-op plans include these supplements to reduce pain, scarring and swelling:

  • Natural Digestive Enzymes
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • The Homeopathic Medicine, Arnica Montana

I encourage you to take a look at our clinic’s website

Our holistic approach to cosmetic surgery is unique and we do our best to make our patients smile.


Dr.Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and is the Spokesperson for Renew Life Canada. She is a leader in the health and wellness industry and is regularly featured as a sought-after expert on television programs and in health publications. Dr. Sara carries over 15 years experience and her private practice and work in the community is focused on digestive health, detoxification, and clinical nutrition.
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