What foods not to eat after breast augmentation

What foods not to eat after breast augmentation

16th Aug 2021

The recovery period after breast augmentation is about two weeks. During this time, patients can resume most of their daily activities and work afterwards. But the development of the recovery period and how fast the healing occurs is dependent on many factors, including the diet after the surgery. 

The plastic surgeon will talk to you about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet after breast augmentation surgery, both on a short and long-term basis. Weight fluctuations are one of the factors that can significantly alter the beautiful appearance of the breasts and one of the causes of breast sagginess. This is the reason why the plastic surgeon will advise patients to keep a good diet as to avoid weight fluctuations after the procedure. 

The diet you keep immediately after surgery is also important as it will affect the healing process. Patients with a good and healthy eating regimen tend to have shorter recovery periods compared to patients who don’t eat the recommended types of food. 

So, what foods should you avoid if you want to have a smooth and short recovery and avoid complications?

The patient can return home within the same day after the procedure, and it is recommended to resume eating as soon as possible. Keep in mind that the procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, so the patient is not allowed to eat or drink anything for six to eight hours beforehand. After the surgery, some patients might be tempted to eat something solid from the hunger, while others might experience a loss of appetite. It is important to start with a light meal such as soup or yogurt to promote intestinal transit and the optimal functioning of metabolism. 

The foods that should be avoided are fried foods, refined sugars, and foods that can cause bloating or an upset stomach. Fast food is not a good idea after breast augmentation. An upset stomach is the last thing you want after undergoing such a major and complex plastic surgery procedure. 

Aside from the foods that shouldn’t be eaten, there are also drinks that should be avoided. These are caffeinated and carbonated beverages. The recommendation is to drink plenty of fluids after surgery, but mostly water. Carbonated beverages, as well as caffeinated beverages, can cause dehydration, restlessness, and cause even more discomfort after the surgery. This is why it is important to avoid them, as well as alcohol for at least two weeks after the procedure. The recommended drinks are water, herbal infusions, green tea, and freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices.

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