Eat This, Not That: How Your Diet Impacts Your Plastic Surgery Results

For individuals interested in a plastic surgery procedure, maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen can help enhance results and reduce recovery time. I will continue to do my part to meet your desired aesthetic goals, but I also place the utmost importance that you do your part to preserve your plastic surgery results. Providing yourself nutritional care two weeks before and after surgery is an important aspect in meeting your cosmetic surgery desires. In order to achieve correct preoperative and post-operative nutrition, you must meet your recommended intake of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. According to popular nutrition data, the chart below illustrates healthy, yet tasty alternatives to substitute for high-fat, high-calorie choices:

EAT THIS
Calories
(serving size: 1)
NOT THAT
Calories
(serving size: 1)
Air Popped Popcorn
110 (1 oz)
Potato Chips
155 (1 oz)
Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt
17 (1 oz)
Vanilla Ice Cream
59 (1 oz)
Brown Rice
32 (1 oz)
White Rice
37 (1 oz)
Almond Milk
7 (1 fl. oz)
2% Milk
15 (1 fl. oz)
Olive Oil
119 (0.5 fl. oz)
Butter
102 (0.5 oz)
Hummus
47 (1 oz)
Mayonnaise
170 (1 oz)
Wheat Pasta
35 (1 oz)
Pasta
45 (1 oz)
Coconut Water
6 (1 fl. oz)
Grape Juice
16 (1 fl. oz)
Granola Bar
113 (1 oz)
Milk Chocolate
152 (1 oz)
Hazelnut Spread
153 (1 oz)
Peanut Butter
167 (1 oz)

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

If you are interested in any of the cosmetic procedures I perform, please contact us today. Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for plastic surgery news.

How Your Physical & Mental Health Impacts Your Plastic Surgery Results

When it comes to plastic surgery, both your physical and mental health plays a very significant role when it comes to the overall outcome of your procedure(s). There are many factors such as fatigue, anxiety, stress, eating habits, and exercise which all play a part in achieving desired plastic surgery results. There is however necessary pre & post-operative steps that should be taken in order to minimize potential complications and further ensure optimal recovery.

How Your Physical and Mental Health Impacts Your Plastic Surgery ResultsA healthy body starts with maintaining a proper exercise and diet regimen, which is essential to help fight against possible infection, and repair blood vessels, muscles, bones, and skin following your surgery. Additionally, a steady diet consisting of vitamins, carbohydrates, protein, and antioxidants can help in decreasing your chances of cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. Typically, I recommend patients wait a few weeks before partaking in light physical activity and 4 to 6 weeks before returning to a regular workout routine.

As with any surgery, there is always the risk of complications, therefore it is vital that patients be mentally healthy and stable before and after receiving cosmetic procedures such as tummy tucks, liposuction, or mommy makeovers. The thought of going through surgery, deficiency of sleep, and the pain and swelling during recuperation may often cause patients to become stressed. It is known that stress is one of the leading causes of weight gain and noticeable signs of aging. One of the best ways to minimize stress is by making sure to get the recommended 6-8 hours of uninterrupted rest. Lack of sleep can affect productivity, memory, weight and aging. When we sleep, our bodies go into “repair-mode” to mend the damage from daily activities by replacing old cells and stimulating new skin cell growth.  When our bodies are not able to get enough rest, they become stressed and release increased amounts of the hormone cortisol. An increase in cortisol can affect the skin’s collagen production, which is beneficial in preserving the skin’s elasticity, and can lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

While I offer various facial and body procedures, I place the utmost importance on patients leading a healthy lifestyle in order to preserve successful and aesthetically-pleasing results. If you’re looking to make the first steps towards healthy lifestyle changes, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison is here to help. 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.

If you are interested in any of the cosmetic procedures I perform, please contact us today. Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for plastic surgery news.

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+.