With procedures such as breast augmentation, it is crucial to know the best eating plan for before and after surgery. Eating and drinking in the correct way can alleviate post-op symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. It can even reduce immediate operation recovery time. Even though there are no strict diet plans for breast augmentation, your practitioner may advise particular foods to consume or miss.
Several days before the procedure you may be cautioned on certain food groups, especially if they are spicy or greasy. We suggest skipping:
- Red meats
- Tomato based sauces
- Heavy pasta dishes
- Heavy cream based soups
- Corn, apples and other foods that are hard to digest
- Lemon and limes
- Foods high in Vitamin E and fish oil
Up to the day before your surgery you will still be able to eat 3 meals a day. However, you may wish to make these lighter, based around the following suggestions:
- Bananas, toast with a light layer of butter or eggs are great starters to the day.
- When you start to feel peckish at lunchtime, a clear chicken or noodle soup is favourable.
- Herbal tea, melon slices or soup are dinner ideals. As advised, eating should seize by 6-7pm at the very latest.
After surgery, you will initially be placed on a liquid diet. However, after a short period, you should be able to transition from a soft food diet back to your regular diet. Anaesthesia and other medication can make patients feel nauseous so it may be worth waiting until your stomach has settled before consuming anything.
Along with food, hydration must be monitored during this time. Drinking 2 litres of fresh water a day makes surgery a lot easier for you and the practitioner. However, it is possible to over-drink, which will flush out your electrolytes, a damaging factor to surgery.