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What To Eat Before Plastic Surgery


Whether you are having plastic surgery of the eyes, lips, nose or anywhere else, you will want to be prepared for it no matter what. Eating the right foods before plastic surgery can prepare you for your big day of change. Read on to find out what to eat before plastic surgery.

Types of Foods

Spinach is one of the best foods to eat before plastic surgery. Remember getting nagged when you were little about eating your spinach? Well, your mother was right to nag you since it is one of the best veggies to eat, especially before plastic surgery. Besides it being rich in Vitamins A, B2, B6, K and Folate, it is also packed with iron which is great before cosmetic surgery since it increases blood volume and helps speed up your recovery time.

Just one serving of beans will help increase your energy levels and keep your sugar normal. This is very important in the days leading up to plastic surgery. It is also a great source of fiber which can help prevent constipation after surgery.

Pineapple is tasty and a favorite among those who are getting ready to have plastic surgery. It contains an enzyme called Bromelain which has been proven to decrease swelling and even prevent it from happening in the first place. Although, it is usually recommended to those who are having problems with arthritis or athletic injuries, it is also used for those who are getting ready to have surgery to prevent or reduce their swelling.

Beets contain great nutritional benefits, not only for people undergoing surgery but for everyone. They are very nutritional and often overlooked. The reason they are essential for those who are getting ready to have plastic surgery is because they contain the amino acid L-Glutamine which can actually help reduce healing time by improving the nitrogens. Some people don't like them but they do taste good and are great for you too.

Not only do oysters taste good but they are a great food for pre-surgery patients. They are a great source of zinc, which is a natural wound healer. They are also good for helping to improve the immune system and even fighting stress levels.


All of these foods are great to eat before plastic surgery. It is also good to eat a well balanced diet containing lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Don't forget to drink enough water like you are supposed to and to reduce your alcohol intake as well, if applicable.

Tips and comments

  • Besides eating these foods, make sure to eat a well balanced diet of lean meats, whole grains and fruits and veggies
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to heep hydrated
  • Reduce alcohol intake before plastic surgery
  • Stop smoking three weeks before plastic surgery
  • Don't take any Aspirin or Ibuprophen two weeks before plastic surgery
  • One week before plastic surgery you should begin a low sodium diet
  • Take a mutlivitamin daily such as Vitamin A, C and Bromelain
  • Listen to what your doctor tells you before, during and after your plastic surgery
  • Have someone with you for 24 hours after the plastic surgery


By Clarissa Wilson, published at 01/27/2012
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