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Tummy Tuck Diet

The Importance Of Your Diet To A Successful Tummy Tuck

Preparing for a tummy tuck in Honolulu, Hawaii, means not only preparing your body for the procedure, but also your diet and food intake. The most important thing to remember though is to take note of Dr. Ching’s recommendations because they will be tailored specifically to your lifestyle, your overall health and other unique factors.

There are some general rules that are applicable to most, sometimes all, who will be undergoing a tummy tuck. This article is intended to bring them to your attention so you can be aware of some of the general rules you should follow in the days and weeks leading up to this cosmetic procedure.

Tummy Tuck Success: Why Your Diet Is So Important To It

During that time before your tummy tuck you should pay attention to your diet. That means regulating what you consume so you’re eating healthy foods. Why? The improved diet can have an effect on your health, including the immune system. The immune system can play a vital role in your successful recovery so it’s important to increase any advantage you can there.

More important, though, is that you’re eating foods that are specifically healthy for a person undergoing a tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Ching will give you suggestions and guidance on this, but a couple of important pieces of information you should know:

#1: A multivitamin is usually a good choice for your health, but you should discuss taking one during this time with Dr. Ching. Multivitamins, in some cases, can slow the recovery process.

#2: Vitamin E can also present complications for tummy tuck patients. This vitamin can disrupt blood clotting so avoiding Vitamin E supplements, especially in the 2 weeks preceeding surgery, is recommended.

Food Preparation Before Your Tummy Tuck

You should try to prepare and freeze enough meals to get you through 2 weeks following your tummy tuck. You may be up and mobile before those 2 weeks are through, but it’s best to make things as easy for yourself as possible.

Some foods that will fill your need for healthy, simple meals:

  • Soup
  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Protein Shakes
  • Oatmeal
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Juice

Lastly, talk to Dr. Ching and his staff about low-sodium foods that may help in reducing any swelling you may experience.

Remember, follow the surgeon’s recommendations on your diet for both the time leading up to surgery as well as afterward. Foods that are usually healthy may not be so following your procedure.

Contact us today for a personal, confidential consultation with Dr. Ching regarding tummy tuck surgery in Hawaii. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and concerns. Or go to our main Hawaii Tummy Tuck page.

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