After plastic surgery, it's very important to maintain a healthy diet so that you don't end up ruining your new look. The road to a new you doesn't end with plastic surgery. Actually, it is only the beginning. Your post-surgical results are heavily dependent on what you do in the weeks and months, or even years to come.
A healthy lifestyle that comprises proper nutrition, stress management, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and the cessation of smoking is essential to ensuring long-term success and enjoyment. The fact that you've had surgery doesn't give you free rein to act irresponsibly or revert to your old, harmful behaviors. Surgery can be undone by unhealthy habits. You can have the best liposuction or stomach tuck in the world and still gain weight if you consume sweets, ice cream, and potato chips every evening while lying on the couch. When you put in the effort to live a new you lifestyle, you will continue to appear and feel younger and stronger long after your plastic surgery. Successful patients, in our experience, are those who are prepared to put in the effort to keep their progress going. We work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and we'd like to share some of our best tips with you.
1. Regular exercise
Recurring physical activity is essential for maintaining good health. You've put in a lot of time and effort to get in the wonderful form you're in now. As a rule of thumb, you should allow yourself enough time to recover from surgery. Getting back into a regular workout routine (three to four times a week) that includes a good blend of cardio and strength exercise is essential once you've been approved by your surgeon. You'll not only keep your new physique, but you'll also be more energized and happy as a result of this.
2. Don't forget to hydrate... Always!
Water is essential for hydration. If you don't drink enough water, your body will deteriorate. It is recommended that you consume at least one gallon of water per day.
3. If possible, eliminate sugar and processed foods.
Sugar and processed foods can be convenient options in our fast-paced lives, but you must understand that they can have a negative impact on your health and the results of your surgery if you eat too much of them.
4. Keep track of what you eat.
After surgery, it's just as vital to maintain a healthy diet as it is to keep fit. Foods that are high in dairy, sugar, and refined grains can cause inflammation, pain, and swelling. You should maintain a healthy diet after your operation and only indulge in less nutritious foods when you're feeling well enough to do so. When it comes to body contouring, this is especially true.
You can maintain your post-surgical physique by eating a diet rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. All of this rests on the simple premise of "calories in, calories out" (burn more than you take in if you want to lose weight). No one can say they're eating properly if they don't track their food intake. Hence, be sure to keep track of your daily intake of macronutrients. Your aim of burning more calories than you consume can be achieved by tracking macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
5. When needed, go for non-surgical touch-ups.
Genetics and aging can't be reversed, no matter how many healthy habits you adopt. It is however possible to prolong the effects of plastic surgery with these practices. If you're seeking non-surgical therapies that can enhance and extend your post-surgery results, try laser skin treatments, hydro-facials, or other non-surgical and maintenance options.
6. Reduce your level of stress.
Your heart, intellect, and overall well-being are all benefited by stress reduction. Consider taking a break from your hectic schedule by engaging in activities such as yoga or tai chi, reading a book, or listening to music.
The Post-surgery Diet:
For at least 72 hours following surgery, you should stick to soft, readily digestible foods to avoid digestive problems brought on by operation stress. Apple sauce, chicken soup, scrambled eggs, and yogurt are all wonderful alternatives. Eating avocado, extra virgin olive oil, and nut butter can also help you regain your appetite quickly. In addition, swelling can be reduced thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of these foods.
Additional to the anti-inflammatory characteristics, fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries are also rich in antioxidants. So go ahead and eat as many of these fruits as you like.
Getting enough protein into your diet is equally essential so that your body has the building blocks it needs to repair and rebuild. And don't forget to stay hydrated.
After Surgery: What to Stay Away From:
For at least a month after surgery, limit your intake of alcohol, sugar, salt, alcohol, caffeine and refined carbohydrates. You can resume taking vitamins and herbal supplements after three days.
Your surgical treatment and recovery will go more smoothly if you adhere to all the guidelines provided above. You can also consult a board-certified plastic surgery recovery home like Diamond Post Care if you have questions about what to eat before or after surgery. You can talk to us about anything you're worried about.
Keep in mind that the term "new you" refers to a person's whole well-being, not only their physical appearance following surgery. After surgery, it's important to develop healthy habits that you can keep up for the rest of your life, not just for a few months or even a few years.
Diamond Post Care is aware of your dream to have a beautiful, vibrant body and face. At Diamond Post Care, a variety of post-surgical procedures are performed using the most up-to-date medical techniques. Our doctors and the rest of the staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and willing to answer any questions you might have. Please get in touch with us today to find out more about our services.