Any type of cosmetic surgery involves a post-operative recovery period where your body needs optimal nutrient intake in order to heal well and fast. Here we’ll highlight 5 foods you’ll need to stock up on before your cosmetic surgery so you can eat properly afterwards.
Foods rich in dietary fiber are essential for the proper digestion of all other foods. That’s why they’re at the top of this list! Stock up on fiber-rich foods such as oats, vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, fruit, including berries and oranges, and leafy greens.
Amino acids found in proteins are required for tissue regeneration, an integral part of the healing process. Go for healthful sources of lean protein including seafood, fish, lean red meat, lean chicken or vegetarian options such as kidney beans and tofu.
Make sure to stick to a healthy diet even after the healing process is over to reap maximum results from your post-op diet.
Whole grains are an excellent source of protein, carbohydrates and roughage. Stocking up on legumes and breads made of whole grains will offer you a great source of wholesome nutrients with no added ingredients, as is the case with processed foods.
Foods Rich in Vitamin A and C
Vitamin A, found in foods like carrots and pumpkin, stimulates the inflammatory response and the regeneration of collagen. Vitamin C plays a key role in collagen synthesis, immunity and new blood vessel growth. Foods rich in Vitamin C include kiwi fruit, papayas, dark leafy greens and berries.
Green vegetables are a treasure trove of nutrients. Rich in macro and micro nutrients, green vegetables, especially the leafy kind such as kale and spinach, are a must when you’re planning out what to eat after your cosmetic surgery.
As a rule of thumb, the more wholesome the food (less processed), the better it will be for your recuperating body—not to mention that developing healthy habits now will be beneficial for maintaining your cosmetic surgery results long-term.
Dr. Andan’s good bedside manner and customized approach ensures that every person who visits New York Surgical Arts enjoys a welcoming and positive experience from the initial consultation to the post procedure period and beyond.