Maintaining a healthy nutritious diet before and after your surgery can help immensely with boosting your body’s immune system and its road to recovery. Prioritizing a good diet is essential to prepping and fortifying your body before the procedure, and during the healing process as it helps prevent infections and such side effects as constipation and stomach pains. Here are 3 plastic surgery-friendly foods recommended by Dr. Randy Wong.
Vitamin C rich foods such as oranges, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, cauliflower, and cabbage aid in balancing your hormone levels and vitals and can help with preventing blood clots, which is especially important after procedures such as a breast augmentation.
A diet with foods high in antioxidants like almonds, cherries, spinach, blueberries, raspberries, and beans is essential for the body to function properly. Antioxidant-rich foods aid in smoother and faster recovery time and can limit tissue damage.
Foods High in Fiber
Allowing yourself a diet high in fiber before a procedure helps with digestion and the prevention of an imbalanced bowel movement. In terms of mobility, the body will not function normally after surgery, which can affect your normal metabolic rate. Adding more fibrous foods into your diets such as oatmeal, broccoli, bananas, beans, and whole grains is crucial to help resolve this issue.
In addition to increasing these recommended food groups into your diet before and after a procedure, it’s essential that you also prioritize your body’s hydration levels during this time. Drinking a lot of water before the surgery is vital and will also help with naturally detoxifying your body post-surgery.
For the best consultation, contact Dr. Randy Wong and his staff at Honolulu Plastic Surgery.