A tummy tuck is a popular plastic surgery procedure that is performed to help give a person a flatter stomach. However, after the surgery, you must follow some recovery guidelines. The recovery guidelines include healthy eating to maintain your sleek look and to improve the speed of your recovery. The following nutritional tips can help assist you with what to eat before and after a tummy tuck. However, the best way to get the desired results is to follow our surgeon’s instructions to the letter.
A Healthy Meal Plan
Do not view what to eat after a tummy tuck as a diet. Calling it a diet will only lead to short-term success as it will cause you to deprive yourself. Following healthy meal plans does not mean giving up foods you love. It means limiting certain foods. Learn to read labels, and cook things from scratch.
Know What Foods to Avoid Before the Surgery
Knowing what to eat before the tummy tuck is as important as what to eat after it. For example, it’s important to avoid foods that may interfere with blood clotting or anesthesia. Again, our team can help you with this.
Increase Protein and Fluid Intake
As protein repairs muscle tissue, you need to increase your protein intake to give the body power during recovery. Foods rich in protein include lean meat, fish, eggs and beans. You will also need to increase your water intake to flush harmful toxins and to reduce any issues.
Add Vitamins or Supplements
Certain vitamins are critical after surgery to help fight infections. You may be able to take some multivitamins following the advice of our surgeon, and ask what supplements to avoid before the tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck can help you look better and feel more confident in your body. If you are interested in a tummy tuck, consult the team at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA. We also serve clients in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a consultation!