Eat well after Liposuction

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Are you considering undergoing liposuction?

No doubt you are also thinking about how to best maintain the results of your liposuction procedure. Here are three questions my patients often ask me:

  • Will I have to change my diet?
  • Are there any particular eating habits to follow after liposuction?
  • Do I need to modify my training to prevent weight gain?

Some lifestyle changes after the liposculpture procedure are helpful in supporting optimal healing and ensuring the maintenance of results.

One of the key points is nutrition!

A healthy and balanced diet is essential to facilitate your body’s healing after any surgery, including liposuction. It is also essential to help ensure lasting results and prevent future weight gains. Not to mention the value a healthy diet has on overall health and well-being.

Here are some diet tips after Liposuction and other similar cosmetic body sculpting procedures.

The USDA “ChooseMyPlate” basic food group for healthy diet, with a plate of food choices including grains, protein, vegetables, fruits and dairy. This plate pie chart concept replaces the former food pyramid recommendaton for guidance on the amount of milk, bread, pasta, chicken and other foods advised for balanced meals.

1. Balance of macronutrients

Often diet and weight loss advice revolves around calories only. Sure calories play a big part in excess fat loss, but they’re just a small equation in a big puzzle.

Balancing your macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) is the foundation of a healthy diet. When there is the right balance, the energy of your food lasts longer, you feel more satisfied and you gain greater vitality.

The proportion of macronutrients differs from person to person, however, generally speaking each meal should consist of about 1/4 of protein, 1/4 of starchy carbohydrates such as grains and root vegetables, 2/4 of vegetables and a small quantity of unsaturated fats (extra virgin olive oil in primis).

If you are unsure whether to balance your meals well, talk to an expert .

2. Quality proteins

Protein is essential for our cellular structure, muscle development and hormone production. During the recovery after liposuction surgery , proteins are particularly important for the healing of the treated tissues.

Choose a combination of animal proteins such as white meat, fish and eggs, as well as vegetable proteins such as legumes, quinoa, hemp, nuts and seeds.

3. Omega-3 fatty acids

Although liposuction is not invasive, like traditional liposuction, the treated areas will still be the site of inflammation, slight swelling and bruising.

Increasing your intake of omega-3-rich foods can help reduce inflammation, particularly after liposuction surgery . Sources of healthy fats are fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and oily fish in general, chia seeds, walnuts, flax seeds and olive oil.

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4. Fiber

Anesthetics are used in any surgery, including liposuction, and these drugs lead to some degree of constipation.

Foods rich in fiber not only help normalize bowel movements, but are essential for the intestinal flora. All of this helps support metabolism and nutrient absorption to improve your mental health and help you maintain a healthy weight.

5. Water

Drinking a lot is essential after liposuction surgery and is essential for healing. Adequate water intake will help reduce post-operative bruising and swelling, reducing recovery time.


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