Nutrition After Surgery: What To Eat And Drink For Recovery

You’ve scheduled your cosmetic surgery procedure and feel nervous and excited all at the same time.

As you prep for your big day, it’s essential to consider your nutrition and recovery plan. What you eat and drink post-surgery can significantly impact your healing process.

Here are some tips on what to eat and drink after your surgery:

  • Drink plenty of water: Dehydration can impede healing, so staying well-hydrated is important after surgery. Drink eight glasses of water per day or more if you’re thirsty. Avoid sugary drinks like soda, alcohol, coffee, and tea. These can all lead to dehydration.
  • Eat nutrient-rich foods: You need nutrients to help your body heal after surgery. Focus on fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. These foods contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help your body recover from surgery. Avoid processed foods, as they can be high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.
  • Get enough protein: Protein is essential for healing, so get enough in your diet after surgery. Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, tofu, nuts, and seeds are good protein sources. If you’re not getting enough protein from food sources alone, consider taking a protein supplement post-surgery. This will help ensure that your body has the proper tools to heal properly.
  • Take your vitamins: Vitamins A, C, and E are all critical for wound healing. Make sure to include plenty of these vitamins in your diet after surgery by eating foods like dark leafy greens, peppers, oranges, berries, tomatoes, almonds, and sunflower seeds. You can also take a daily multivitamin to ensure you get enough of these nutrients post-surgery.”

Using these tips will speed up your recovery.

Wrap Up

If you’re scheduled for cosmetic surgery soon, start planning your post-operative nutrition strategy now!

Drink plenty of water and eat lots of nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. In addition, make sure you’re getting enough protein from food sources, or consider taking a supplement and remember those vitamins!

You’ll be on your way to a smooth recovery by following these tips.

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