There are fewer critical factors in recovering from bariatric surgery and maintaining a healthier lifestyle after weight loss as good nutrition. Obesity is often preceded by micronutrient deficiencies that came about from nutritionally poor foods and a high caloric intake. Deficiencies, especially in anti-oxidants and some fat-soluble vitamins, may be caused by a higher intake of processed energy-dense foods that have very low nutritional content.
Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies
Proper nutrition and correcting nutritional deficiencies is extremely important for people considering post weight loss plastic surgery such as abdominoplasty, body contouring or even liposuction. Having a proper nutritional base helps avoid complications in surgery or later in the healing process.
Remember that the lasting value of your plastic surgery procedures depends upon keeping your weight stable and your body healthy. Even older patients can slow down the effects of age with a comprehensive nutrient based regular diet. They maintain better bone density, muscle tone, skin elasticity, and internal organ function.
All our patients are required to observe good dietary practices before their surgery. Dietary discipline is a vital component of both the bariatric surgical process and the plastic surgery performed later to remove excess skin and return the curves and aesthetic to the body. Nutrition has been shown in numerous tests to be an important correlation to a successful outcome.
Our team has helped hundreds of people achieve healthier lives with their new bodies. We are eager to talk to you and answer all your questions regarding nutrition, pre-op preparations, healing period best practices, as well as dozens of other topics tailored to your needs. Contact NYBG Plastic Surgery today to speak with one of our helpful team members.
Virtual Health Partners
We also work with Virtual Health Partners who offer expertise advice and direction from both medical and nutritional leaders to help a person create a sustainable and state-of-the-art successful nutrition and fitness program.
VHP allows your patients to schedule virtual live nutrition visits around their own busy schedule. Your patients virtually meet with a nutrition specialist who will help guide and coach them to achieve their goals.Find Out More »