I had a tummy tuck with lipo on the 7th of December. And have been on a low sodium diet since then. For how long more do I need to be on a low sodium diet to avoid swelling etc? Your advice is apprecaited.
Low Sodium Diet?
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Low sodium diet after tummy tuck
I would recommend continuing a low sodium diet for up to 6 weeks if you can tolerate it to minimize swelling and speed up the recovery process. If you cheat one day it may slow the recovery a bit but it will not affect the long term result. Good luck.
Low Sodium Diet After Tummy Tuck
From a theoretical standpoint, a low sodium diet may reduce swelling after tummy tuck. I am not sure how much fluid this is causing to shift, but this is reasonable.
Diet after Tummy Tuck?
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. Unless your plastic surgery recommends otherwise, I do not think a low sodium diet is necessarily beneficial.
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This is a new one on me. You don't need any particular diet after a tummy tuck. There isn't very much swelling.
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Low Sodium Diet?
If you can, try a little more, because now is time of very big diet transgression and you need to care the results.
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