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Posted October 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

3 min read

A woman eating a spinach salad t ensure optimal healing post liposuction surgery.

It is vital to do everything you can after your procedure to ensure optimal healing and encourage a speedy recovery.

One key way to help minimize pain and ensure your healing process goes smoothly is to eat nutritious foods that contain high levels of protein, vitamins, and minerals.

What Are the Best 5 Foods to Eat for Optimal Healing?

Here are 5 of the best foods to help you recover most healthily:

1. Vegetarian Chili

Liposuction, one of the most common procedures among patients, can help improve the contours and appearance of your body. Maintaining the results of liposuction requires certain changes to daily eating habits to stay at a healthy weight.

To ensure lasting results after liposuction, you should incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein into your diet, while reducing the intake of sugars, simple carbohydrates, and saturated fats.

Who says healthy has to be boring? This vegetarian chili recipe is the perfect mixture of the necessary nutrients and protein to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure. 

Black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, and spices slow-cooked in a Crock-Pot will surely answer your need for a flavorful dish post-recovery.

2. Vegetable Soup

Some swelling, bruising, and tenderness are common effects during breast augmentation recovery. 

For the first few days of your recovery, you may be nauseous from the anesthesia or not have much of an appetite, so soft and light foods are a great option. It is also common to feel dehydrated, so drinking plenty of water is key. 

This vegetable soup recipe is an easy and light option that provides a flavorful bowl, rich in nutrients and fibers. Filled with carrots, potatoes, corn, peas, and green beans, this soup is hearty and healthy.

3. Oven-baked Salmon

Let’s face it; the stress of being a mom never ends, even during your recovery time for a Mommy Makeover, You can expect to need a few months dedicated to your recovery, which means planning to have extra childcare to help you out.

Dinner will not be something you can spend a significant amount of time and energy on. This is where a 20-minute recipe for an oven-baked salmon comes into your view. A flavorful baked salmon paired with an almond parsley salad or squash makes for one of the most tasteful dinner options out there. 

4. Roman-style Chicken

Arm lift surgery reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a batwing appearance under the arms. The results will be long-lasting, assuming that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. 

It could seem challenging to find recipes that sound appetizing and are also filling and healthy. This Roman-style chicken meets all these requirements. Chicken breasts coated in a light, savory sauce has 28 grams of protein and only four grams of sugar.

5. Vegan Berry Tart

A sweet tooth does not go away just because you are recovering from a plastic surgery procedure. 

High-fiber foods like fruits and vegetables are highly recommended after rhinoplasty. This vegan berry tart will provide your servings of fruit in a tasty and sweet coconut crust and cashew cream filling.

You can read more about other recommended foods that will speed up your recovery process here.

What Foods Should I Avoid?

As a general recommendation after any plastic surgery procedure, it is ideal to avoid these foods, which may hinder the recovery process.

  • Spicy foods 
  • Sugary foods
  • Junk food
  • Soda

Have More Questions?

If you would like more information about good recovery food options or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morales at his Dallas location, call us at (214) 827-8407 or fill out our online contact form.