If you are getting ready to have plastic surgery then you need to plan your diet accordingly. Your nutritional needs as you prepare for surgery are important because it will affect the rate at which you will heal following the procedure. You need to give your body plenty to fight with which is why you need to feed it right so that it will be strong and will be able to cope with the trauma that it must go through when a plastic surgery operation is done.
The human body is made up on 70 percent water and it is never a good thing to allow your body to become dehydrated. You lose water through sweat, urine and tears which is why it constantly needs to be replaced. As you look ahead to an upcoming surgery date you need to be as aggressive as possible with your water consumption. Drink at least 64 ounces of water on a daily basis. While you can get water from a number of food and beverage sources the most recommended way to get it is through drinking water on its own. Before every meal drink eight ounces of water approximately 30 minutes before you sit down to eat. Drink up prospective plastic surgery patients!
If you already eat plenty of fruits and vegetables then that is good on you! Keep it up. If you do not then increase your intake of them well in advance of your plastic operation. At the same time you should reduce the amount of pasta you eat, as well as breads, cereals and grains.
Make sure you get enough protein every day. Aim to consume small portions of protein that are low in fat every time you eat a meal as well as at every snack. Don’t go crazy when it comes to protein however. Choose a portion that would fit in the palm of your hand. A little bit often goes a long way!
You also need to leave the three meals a day way of eating alone until after your plastic surgery procedure. Instead eat smaller and more frequent meals and choose food items with fewer calories. To facilitate proper healing and recuperation following the operation you should aim to eat five times throughout the day.
You still need to eat carbohydrates in preparation for your plastic surgery, regardless of what part of your anatomy is to be operated on. But you need to choose the right type of carbohydrates. These can be found in fruits and vegetables. The carbs found in many types of bread, grains and pastas will cause a spike in your blood sugar which you do not want.
Monounsaturated fat is the good kind of fat that helps to build and repair tissues. Add a little bit extra monounsaturated fat to all of your meals and if possible your snacks as well.