For some patients, they will need to adjust their lifestyle after the liposculpture procedure for their optimal healing and to ensure that the results are well-maintained. Nutrition intake plays a key factor to facilitate your body’s healing and prevent future weight gain. Here are a few things to consider with your diet after Vaser Liposuction.
The balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat (macronutrients) intake is the foundation of a healthy diet. When you have the right balance, you feel more satisfied and more energized. The balance of the macronutrients varies per individual. As a guide, each plate should be made of approximately 1/4 protein, 1/4 starchy carbohydrates such as your grains and root vegetables, 1/2 non-starchy vegetables, and a serve of healthy fats. If you want to be more specific with your macros, book a consultation with a nutritionist or health practitioner.
Protein makes up for our cellular structure, muscle development, and hormone production. For that reason, protein is particularly important for the healing of your incision sites and the tissues surrounding the treated areas of your body. Lean meat, eggs, legumes, and nuts are good sources of quality protein.
Vaser Liposuction will cause some inflammation around the treated areas and incision sites. Minor swelling and bruising may still occur. Omega-3 rich foods such as oily fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines, chia seeds, nuts, flaxseeds, and olive oil will decrease inflammation during your recovery period.
Just like any cosmetic surgery, individuals will experience some degree of constipation. High-fiber food intake is important to normalize your bowel movements, the bacteria in your gut, and supports your metabolism and nutrient absorption.
Keeping hydrated is imperative for healing. Adequate water intake will reduce the bruising and swelling to improve your recovery. It also heals the skin and improves liver detoxification and digestive function.