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What Food Should I Eat After a Tummy Tuck?

Any recommendations on foods to eat after surgery? I know to keep to low sodium starting out, but any suggestions?

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Food after Tummy Tuck?

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Thank you for the question.

There is no specific “recommended diet” for the post-tummy tuck patient. A well-balanced diet with high fiber and a good protein source would obviously be helpful. Adding a protein shake ( to each meal) if necessary may also be helpful especially if your appetite is curtailed ( which often happens during this period). Frequent hydration is also important.

Best wishes.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/Procedure_tummyTuck.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Diets

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A healing body needs a normal balanced diet rich in proteins and especially essential amino acid. To do well do NOT diet after surgery. Doing so will impact on your healing and the quality of scars. Instead, focus on getting a balanced diet rich in proteins and you will do well.

Dr. Aldea

Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Well balanced diet following tummy tuck

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The best suggestion is a well balanced diet. I am not an advocate of extreme diets or pushing any one vitamin or supplement. A healthy diet with fruits vegetables and adequate protein is essential to providing all the essential nutrients for building tissue following surgery.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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