The Correlation between Nutrition & Plastic Surgery

When it comes to plastic surgery, Dr. David Whiteman encourages his patients to thoroughly maintain both an internally and externally healthy lifestyle. Dr. Whiteman always maintains that he will do his part to meet each patient’s desired aesthetic goals, but also reminds them of the utmost importance that they do their part to maintain the results. There are various steps you can take in order to preserve a successful procedure outcome and it all begins with proper nutrition.

health and wellness coach atlanta gaFor the human body to function normally, it is important to get the fuel you need and that can be achieved through proper nutrition. In order to help your immune system fight against infection, and repair blood vessels, muscles, bones, and skin, it is ideal to obtain the best peri-operative (pre & post-operative) nutrition which is achieved by following a firm diet, supplement and exercise regimen.  The more antioxidants you feed your body, the more you’ll decrease your risk of diabetes, cancer, or heart disease.

Providing yourself nutritional care two weeks before and after surgery is an important factor in meeting your cosmetic surgery desires. In order to obtain correct pre-operative and post-operative nutrition, you must meet your recommended intake of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. For example, are you eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables every day? Are you exercising enough? If not, what can you do to adopt healthy nutrition and exercise habits?

If you’re looking to make the first steps towards healthy lifestyle changes, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison. With the Lifestyle & Weight Management program, Jackie will help coach you through your pre and post-surgery time period by teaching you how to commit to an active lifestyle, achieve weight loss and weight management goals, provide effective eating habits, manage your time and assist with battling stress.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Whiteman strives to provide all his patients with the necessary resources to feel and look their best. If you’re interested in jumpstarting your healthy lifestyle plan, contact us today. For more updates on plastic surgery and health and wellness, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

7 Anti-Aging Foods with Benefits

When you see commercials on TV for products that claim “you’ll see a more youthful appearance in just weeks,” you may be tempted to fall into the trap, but what if you could turn back the clock with just taking a bite out of some of your favorite grocery items?  Dr. David Whiteman always encourages his patients to maintain a pro-active healthy lifestyle and by giving your body the nutrients it needs, you will begin to see a difference in your complexion and according to Huffington Post, these seven foods can help do the trick:anti-aging-foods-health-advice

  • Berries: Whether you’re grabbing a handful of fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, each contain antioxidants and an excellent source of Vitamin C that promotes healthy cells and help to fight against diseases such as cancer or diabetes.
  • Oranges: Packed with Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system, oranges contain natural anti-oxidants which help eliminate the toxins throughout your body that cause wrinkles, age spots, and dry skin.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin C, copper, Biotin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 and fiber which are beneficial in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin texture. Incorporating foods with vitamin-rich qualities is just as beneficial as maintaining your skincare regimen.
  • Carrots: Just one carrot is packed with beta carotene which helps to prevent illnesses, disease and most importantly, aging. The vegetable also contains Vitamin A which gives you a healthy scalp and brings shine to your hair.
  • Broccoli: Containing a chemical called “sulforaphane,” broccoli prevents free radicals from causing you to age and also helps to fight cardiovascular disease, joint diseases and diabetes.
  • Avocado: Avocados contain biotin which can aide in healthy skin and contain specific amino acids and anti-oxidants that reduce age spots, inflammation and heals injuries. It’s important to remember that allowing yourself to properly heal can maximize your plastic surgery results.
  • Plain Low-Fat Greek Yogurt: Yogurt offers calcium and protein, which both aide in bone and muscle building, and also boosts teeth enamel and helps with the appearance of wrinkles.

 

For patients with more extensive signs of aging desiring more-permanent results, contact us for information on our services. Connect with Dr. Whiteman and his Southern Plastic Surgery family on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more updates on health and wellness and more.

Tasty Tips for Lasting Cosmetic Surgery Results

After having a cosmetic procedure, it is important to take care of your body and allow it to fully recover. Dr. David Whiteman is a firm believer in maintaining a healthy mind and body especially after surgery and often shares with patients that they can do so with eating plenty of fruits, vegetables or making your own delicious recipes that include many beneficial nutrients.

stay healthyEnjoy this anti-oxidant spinach and berry salad that not only tastes great, but aides in boosting your immune system and improve plastic surgery results.

Ingredients:

3 cups of fresh spinach (cut stems)
1 Tbsp of crumbled goat cheese
6 sliced fresh strawberries
½ cup of fresh blueberries

 

Homemade Organic Raspberry Vinaigrette:

¼ cup of raspberry vinegar
1 ½ Tbsp of honey
½ cup of fresh red raspberries
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions for salad dressing: First combine raspberry vinegar, honey, and raspberries, then slowly add in extra virgin olive oil and mix together.

By eating foods high in anti-oxidants, protein and other nutrients you’ll boost your metabolism and ultimately improve your overall quality of health keep checking back periodically as we will be sharing more tasty tips in the future. Stay up-to-date with Dr. Whiteman for more healthy recipes, exercise and post-surgery tips and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.