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.
For 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+.