What to Eat After Your Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery might be an elective procedure for many people, but regardless of its necessity, it is still invasive and requires serious recovery. Breast surgery, liposuction, and abdominoplasty can all have recovery periods of a couple of months, and to help you make it through this period successfully a good diet is essential.
In the past, it has been shown that a nutritional diet will help you much more during the recovery process than regular hospital food. Many hospital foods are high in carbohydrates and saturated fats, but lacking in important nutrients. They are also over-processed before getting to the recovering patient.
Some helpful items to include in your diet during recovery from cosmetic surgery are:
- Antioxidants – Found in colorful fruit and vegetables
- Protein – Lean beef, chicken, low-fat dairy products, and fish are all excellent sources of protein
- Glutamine – This amino acid is found in proteins, but it can also be supplemented with a powder form mixed with water or juice
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids – While these are present in fish and cage-free eggs, you can also take fish oil capsules to supplement your fatty acid intake
Cosmetic surgery, like any other form of surgery, is a shock to the body, and you need to provide yourself with the best nutrients possible for best recovery.
If you live in the Fort Worth or Dallas, Texas area, please contact cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai to schedule an initial consultation.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...