Surgery Healing Secrets

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After any type of cosmetic procedure, from a face lift to fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, it is important that you follow Dr. Sadati’s orders closely to ensure proper healing and achieve the best post-surgery results possible. It maybe a surprise to some but part of the healing process includes eating the right types of foods. Dr. Kevin Sadati, board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, encourages his patients to eat the right types of foods following any cosmetic surgical procedure. Here are some of the top foods he recommends for aiding in the healing process:

  • Fresh Papaya and Pineapple – Along with being delicious, these power fruits help reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Lean Meats – Because lean meats are high in protein, they are considered the “building block of tissue repair.” Lean meats include skinless chicken, pork, lamb and beef cuts with "round" or "loin" in the name.
  • Vitamin C – During the surgical process, Vitamin C stores will be depleted. Taking Vitamin C before and after surgery is a must. Research has also shown that taking as little as 250 mg a day of Vitamin C after surgery can cut down healing time. Vitamin C not only boosts your immune system and helps keep infection at bay, but it also protects the body from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.
  • Yogurt and Cottage Cheese – Probiotics and calcium found in yogurt and cottage cheese products can help regulate the gastrointestinal system when a patient is on multiple antibiotics, painkillers and post anesthesia. This will help you stay comfortable during your recovery.
Dr. Sadati also strongly encourages patients to stay hydrated following surgery. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day when recovering. Staying hydrated will help with fatigue, lightheadedness and nausea associated with the recovery process.

As a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sadati has the experience and skill to perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures many of which he has perfected without the use of general. He is a highly specialized and experienced surgeon whose work is respected by his patients and peers alike. Along with extensive training and education, Dr. Sadati also possesses a natural artistic eye.
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Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon