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How To Eat Before & After A Tummy Tuck


July 7, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Before & After a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in an improved, more toned stomach appearance. If you’re getting ready to undergo surgery, you may be wondering what the best diet is before and after your tummy tuck. 

Read on to learn about the different types of foods that are most effective for you to consume before, during, and after your abdominoplasty so you can feel your best as quickly as possible following the procedure.

What to Eat Before a Tummy Tuck?

Maintaining a stable weight before a tummy tuck is crucial. Additionally, ask your doctor if you should stop taking any medications or supplements that could increase bleeding. But, above all, eating a healthy diet and avoiding smoking and alcohol for at least two weeks before surgery is the best way to ensure a speedy and seamless recovery:

  • Eat foods high in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
  • Steer clear of overly processed foods
  • Limit white bread, pasta, and high-sugar foods.
  • Avoid sugary and carbonated drinks; fresh water is your ally.

What Should You Eat After a Tummy Tuck?

After your abdominoplasty, you’ll want to stick to light, easily-digestible foods. Think soups, smoothies, and proteins like grilled chicken or fish. You should avoid anything too greasy, spicy, or acidic, as these foods can irritate your stomach.

And of course, stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol for at least the first week. 

Follow a Healthy Diet To Maintain Your Results

A healthy diet not only helps you maintain your results but can also lead to additional benefits like improved digestion, increased energy levels and better skin health. Plus, eating healthy can help reduce inflammation throughout your body, speeding up your recovery time. It’s best to follow a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein sources such as chicken or fish, and healthy fats like olive oil or avocado. Stick with light meals that are easy on the digestive system and follow nutrient-dense diets like the Mediterranean or Paleo diet! 

Contact Us To Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation With NY’s Leading Tummy Tuck Surgeons!

At Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, NY, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best possible care at an affordable price. During your initial appointment with our experienced team of cosmetic surgeons, we will review your options and help you decide if a tummy tuck is right for you. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation!



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