A healthy diet and exercise plan can keep implants looking great
Your breast augmentation represents a huge investment in your self-image and self-esteem. Getting the most out of your new implants means ensuring that they look their best well after surgery is over. To enjoy the results for years to come, focus on eating well and following an exercise routine.
Eating Well to Heal After Breast Revision
One of the best ways to encourage recovery after breast enhancement is to eat healing foods. It’s important that you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Aim to get your recommended daily amount (RDA) of calories to help encourage faster healing.
You might feel unlike eating due to pain medications, or you might be tempted to diet after breast augmentation. However, you should avoid doing so, because your body will heal better if you’re getting plenty of calories. Focus on a healthy recovery now so that you can get back into your diet routine in a few weeks. If you get nauseated after eating, opt for smaller meals and snacks.
Eating a balanced diet after surgery is important. Focus on the following foods, vitamins, and minerals in the weeks after your surgery:
• Protein-rich foods such as meat, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products
• Vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruits, juices, tomatoes, and cabbage
• Vitamin A-rich foods such as dark leafy green vegetables and cantaloupe
• Zinc-rich foods such as red meat, seafood, and fortified cereals
Don’t be afraid to enjoy treats in moderation too. Ice cream or sorbet might sound great after your procedure. What matters is that you eat foods that keep your stomach calm and prevent nausea, vomiting, and lightheadedness.
Getting Back Into an Exercise Groove After Augmentation
A regular exercise routine is also key to keeping your implants looking great. You won’t be able to do heavy exercise in the weeks following your procedure, but it’s still a good idea to get up and moving. Ask your doctor when you can start taking short walks after your procedure. Walking is a great way to encourage your body to heal while staying fit.
Remember that it’s important to avoid heavy exercise the first few weeks after your surgery. Talk to your surgeon about when you can resume regular cardio or lifting workouts. If you’re new to exercising, work with a personal trainer who can help you develop a cardio and lifting program to keep your implants looking their best.
Your surgeon can provide you with more information about how to keep your implants looking great. Contact Austin Plastic Surgery Center today to learn more about breast augmentation and recovery.