What is the Best Diet After a Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by Msmiller24 in Cleveland, OH
- 2 years ago
Is it necessary to be on a strict diet? Such as no greasy foods at all or just cut back on the amount
No specific diet is necessary
No specific diet is necessary. A healthy, well-balanced diet with adequate protein and exercise will help you maintain the results you get from the tummy tuck. One suggestion is to substitute greens for grains. American culture has a tendency to eat too many carbs. I hope this helps.
Post-operatively, patients should maintain good nutrition with adequate protein. Following recovery it is a good idea to make sure your caloric intake is balanced with your activity level.
Diet after Tummy Tuck
There is no specific diet after a tummy tuck. It may be better to start slow and include some fiber as narcotic medications can cause constipation. Obviously you should eat a well balanced diet that avoids fatty and greasy food - but that should be part of your healthy lifestyle.
The way we accumulate fat is by taking in more calories than we expend. The trick is to keep a count of how many calories you consume and how much you expend. There are many apps and online sites that can help in that regard. The one variable that you may not be able to calculate is your personal metabolism. This can be subject to genetics and hormonal levels. The types of foods are an important factor as is the timing of eating.
So, even after a tummy tuck or liposuction you can still gain weight if you don't watch the calories.
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.
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