In this article, we are going to talk about the diet that you should follow after plastic surgery. There is a myth that people who have cancer and other diseases must change their entire way of life (including food, exercise, and social relations) when they enter recovery time. The same applies to plastic surgery patients too.
The truth is that you don’t have to change your entire life only because you’re recovering from plastic surgery. You can eat all the fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products you like.
It’s better for people who have undergone plastic surgery not to even think about losing weight. On the contrary, it’s better for them to gain some weight in order to feel comfortable after surgery and improve their health. The only drawback here is that you shouldn’t overeat and eat high-calorie food items.
Types Of Food You Can Eat
If it is possible for you to use a hot plate or stove then it means that you are able to cook any item of food you like without changing your diet during recovery. If you cannot use a hot plate or stove you can use pre-cooked frozen meals.
In any case, during the time of recovery, it is allowed to include more salt, spices, and pepper in your diet; also sweeteners are allowed (they help to reduce swelling).
Here is a list of foods that are allowed during recovery time:
– Fruits, vegetables.
– Low-fat dairy products (yogurt, cottage cheese).
– Beef, fish, and chicken without skin and bones.
– Bread (you can toast it or eat it with margarine) and cereals.
Sweets are also allowed, but you shouldn’t overeat sweets. It’s better to eat fruits and drink fruit juice instead of eating a lot of sweets.
Is Alcohol Allowed?
Alcoholic beverages are also allowed but you cannot overdo it with them, especially when recovering from plastic surgery on your head, neck, or face. In case you have had plastic surgery on any other part of your body then there is no problem drinking alcohol as long as you don’t overdo it.
Stay In Touch With Your Doctor
Your plastic surgeon knows the exact points of your body that have been operated on. That is why he/she will know better if you are able to stay away from unhealthy foods or not.
So, try to be in touch with your doctor all the time and discuss any details about your recovery process and diet. Remember: what matters most is your health and recovery!
If your recovery is taking too long and you can feel that your health condition is deteriorating, then immediately contact your doctor or hospital. Do not wait until things get out of hand.
Recovery time after plastic surgery is an extremely important period of your life. A lot of things will depend on how you feel during the recovery process. The main thing here is to be healthy and follow all the instructions given to you by your doctor (team) so that you can return back home happy and beautiful!
Dr. Jim Brantner MD will be your best guide through this journey. If you want to know more about body contouring surgery and plastic surgery in general please visit our clinic or get in touch online!