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An integrated approach to healing after cosmetic surgery

 

Anticipating surgery can be stressful. Being pro-active before surgery and being prepared for after surgery care has the benefit of feeling better and healing faster as well as eliminating pain medication sooner.

In order to steer clear of the “what ifs”, you must prepare your body for the healing process by focusing on a positive outcome. An optimistic approach has shown to be a beneficial tool for healing. Your body also needs an array of nutrients to support and repair itself afterwards, including quality carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water are all essential in the healing process. If these needs are not met, body tissues such as muscle and tendons start to break down. This will directly impact your recovery as well as your healing. A few weeks after surgery is a good time to re-visit eating habits and adjust as needed if body weight has fluctuated.

Here are some tips for pre-surgery that may help you speed up your recovery as well as make you more comfortable:

  • Commit to your current weight until several weeks after surgery. It is essential to continue to consume an adequate amount of calories to support your overall energy level.
  • Try moving your body every day depending on your fitness level. Even short daily walks will benefit you in the long run.
  • Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages several weeks prior to surgery.
  • Eliminate sugar free drinks that contain sugar alcohols (Equal, Splenda) as they can cause increase gas and bloating.
  • Increase your fiber intake, which will promote healthy bowel movements.
  • Strive for at least 8 (8-10oz) glasses a day. Adequate hydration is essential for your body to heal.

In order to heal properly, it is important that you choose a wide variety of nutrients to support tissue repair.

Essential nutrients include high quality:
Proteins: lean protein, poultry, fish and seafood, legumes, nuts and seeds
Carbohydrates: fruits and vegetables: organic if possible, whole grains: brown rice, quinoa,oats
Fats: expeller pressed oils: olive, canola, sunflower, organic butter, avocado, nut butter
Vitamins and Minerals including: vitamins C-D-A, calcium, zinc, iron
Every person has a different response to surgery. Being in the best possible health before surgery will assist with recovery and healing.

If you are unsure or question how to prepare for your surgery, please call the office of Dr. Mahesh and Jagruti Patel, Kaya Kalp Aesthetics and arrange a session with our qualified nutritionist and recovery coach, Mary Grazen-Browne. She will discuss the best approach for you, from support, supplementation, food prep and at home needs.

An integrated approach to healing is the best choice in being pro-active in your healing. Take time to cultivate healthy habits, not just due to surgery, but for a lifetime of healthier living.

Be Well,

Mary Grazen-Browne MEd. RHNP, CPHWC
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Recovery Coach

Chin-Up with KYBELLA®

Do you have fullness under your chin even after weight loss? Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the weight in your chin area, submental fullness, just won’t go away. If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce fullness beneath your chin, KYBELLA® may be right for you.  This treatment now offered at KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly, Massachusetts, is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. “This FDA-approved injectable treatment has been changing the lives of many of our patients at KayaKalp, “said Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jagruti Patel. “After only a few treatments we are seeing women and men who are feeling happier and looking younger based on their new chin profile. It has been a perfect option for many of our patients who were hesitant to have surgery, but wanted to get rid of their double chin.”

 Chin-Up with KYBELLA®

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine that is administered in our medical office. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments. The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.  More than 1600 people worldwide have been treated in clinical studies with KYBELLA® as part of a global clinical development program.

If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, contact our office for a consult to see if KYBELLA®is right for you. 978-927-6556