From time to time, some vitamins and supplements are needed before and after surgeries such as liposuction, tummy tuck, Brazilian Buttock Lift (BBL) and breast aesthetics, performed alone or together, that make the patient more resistant to such surgeries. As Yoo Retouch, we explain the supplements and vitamins in detail to our patients who are planned for cosmetic and weight loss procedures. First of all, it should be determined whether the patient has a permanent problem that he was aware of before the procedure. In such a case, the problem is discussed with the plastic surgeon and the vitamins and nutrients recommended by the doctor are given to the patient. If this is not the case, it is recommended to take some vitamins at least 30 days before plastic surgery.
Nutrition is an important and vital component of wound healing. Appropriate nutritional supplements have been shown to be beneficial in avoiding unnecessary complications and accelerating wound healing. Simple but critical measures taken before and after surgical operations can have the greatest impact
A nutritious diet and adequate fluids ensure the best possible results. Healthy foods and proper water consumption help to remove toxins from the body, reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation. Following the proper diet before and after the surgery accelerates your body’s natural healing process and ensures that your cosmetic results are just as you want them to be.
Our bodies are directly affected by what we eat. That’s why it’s so important to understand what goes into your stomach. That’s why we eat different meals at different times. For example, people with iron deficiency should consume a lot of meat and fish, but people with lactose sensitivity should avoid dairy products. Similarly, after surgery, your body goes into recovery mode and needs all the food it can get. Plastic surgery is one such example.
Vitamins and Foods to Eat Before Plastic Surgery
Before the procedure, your body should be strong and resistant. Liposuction, tummy tuck and bbl are not simple procedures. You will need certain nutrients to properly prepare your body.
Your first goal should be to increase your protein intake. So what exactly does protein do?
- It supports faster wound healing in the body.
- Helps muscle growth and repair.
- It prevents the user from losing muscle mass while weakening.
- Helps speed up metabolism
- Consuming protein for breakfast keeps you energetic throughout the day.
- Protects bone structure
- Increases resistance
- Protein consumption keeps the person full for longer
Foods Containing Protein
- Red and White Meat
- Pulses (Beans, Chickpeas, etc.)
- Almond and Pumpkin Seeds
Your immune system must be in good condition before the procedure. Especially seasonal diseases should be avoided. Flu and cold symptoms could potentially cause your surgery to be canceled. For this, your body needs vitamin C. Yoo Retouch will send you a Surgical Box prior to your procedure at its facility. This box contains the things you will need both before and after the surgery. This pack contains vitamin C. For vitamin C supplementation, we prefer vitamins containing zinc and black elderberry. Black elderberry, in particular, is a forest fruit that has been shown to reduce the risk of upper system infections, provide pain relief, reduce skin edema, cure the flu virus, and strengthen immunity. Zinc supplementation helps you fight fatigue. It helps you stay comfortable. It strengthens your immune system. It accelerates wound healing. It provides protection against diarrhea.
Foods Rich in Vitamin C
- Grapefruit Juice
- Black currant
- Pineapple and mango
Supplement for Collagen
Collagen supplementation is recommended before and after plastic surgery. Collagen is a type of protein that is needed in every part of the body and serves to strengthen the connective tissue. It is the primary structural component of tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and muscle.
- It contributes positively to skin health.
- Helps relieve muscle and joint pain and discomfort.
- Strengthens the muscles
- Helps wound healing. Helps reduce bone loss and accelerates post-operative recovery time.
Yoo Retouch recommends using collagen before and after cosmetic surgery.
Sometimes known as anemia, iron deficiency is caused by low hemoglobin levels. Anemia, or iron deficiency, is critical to cosmetic procedures. The hemoglobin level of the patient may decrease as a result of fat consumption, especially during liposuction and stomach stretching procedures. As a result, the hemoglobin level of the patient is checked before the operation. After surgery, a blood sample is sent to the laboratory for hemoglobin levels to be measured again. If the patient’s hemoglobin level drops, he or she is given a blood transfusion. Blood transfusion or blood supply is common after liposuction.
A low hemoglobin level lowers the patient’s resistance. Weakness, exhaustion, and fainting are all symptoms. As a result, the patient’s blood level, or hemoglobin level, is critical to his or her health.
What Should Male and Female Hemoglobin Values Be?
- Hemoglobin levels in women should be between 12 and 15.
- Hemoglobin levels in men should be between 13 and 17.
Foods Containing Iron
- Animal and meat products
- Green Leafy Vegetables
- Dried Fruits
How should one be fed during the Pre-Operative Preparation Process?
- Consuming more fruits and vegetables will increase your antioxidant and fiber intake.
- Adequate levels of vitamins A and C stimulate collagen formation, help epithelial and bone growth, and accelerate healing.
- Limit your intake of refined carbohydrates. Less processed and high-fiber grains like bulgur, quinoa, brown rice or wheat can help you meet your energy needs.
- After the operation, the muscle tissue is destroyed and needs to be repaired. Eat enough protein but not too much; Proper protein consumption helps in the restructuring of body tissues. Consume high-quality protein sources such as eggs, yogurt, fish and meat to preserve and develop muscle mass, while simultaneously healing tissue after surgery. Legumes, almonds, tofu, soy, tempeh, and seitan are great vegetarian alternatives.
- Consume foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (fish, nuts, etc.) to speed up the healing process.
- Eat modest and frequent meals of appropriate sizes to maintain your insulin levels, one of the hormones that most affect body fat. Eating a balanced diet this way can also help you regulate your hunger.