Liquid Lipo and Post-op Nutrition?

I was wondering how to best manage tissue healing and repair but also prevent weight gain(and possibly assist weight loss). I am a 26 year old female, 51kg and 5'3'. Will a nutritious high protein diet of 1200 calories be suffiecient for quick healing and optimum results?

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Liposuction Recovery and Diet

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  High protein content after liposuction is a good idea, but caloric restriction may not be the best idea for rapid or best healing.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA


Liposuction Post Op Nutrition

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Thank you for your question. Eating a high protein diet will definitely help you recover faster and give you the optimum results. You can also see a nutritionist for a more complete regimen. Also, taking VitK and bromelain supplements can help with bruising. Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in liposuction, as they may have more advice on their preferences. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Healing After Liposuction

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During the healing process, your body needs all the nutrients, not just proteins. It does need a small amount of sugar, fats, and vitamins and minerals. For this reason I suggest that if you're looking for continued weight loss you consume small amounts of a well-rounded diet. Omega-3's in fish can help with the inflammatory response, and vitamins and mnerals found in fruits and vegetables will help as well. Also, don't forget to stay hydrated! 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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