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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

KayaKalp Cares for Breasts

KayaKalp Cares for BreastsOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; an annual campaign to keep awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Pink ribbons are everywhere and we are all encouraged to “shop pink” to help support the campaign.  But beyond October, breast cancer, and the color “Pink”, many men and women face issues with their breasts and do not know where to go for help. North of Boston, KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly, continues to help patients with various breast challenges.

KayaKalp offers the following breast surgical services:  Breast Augmentation /Enlargement, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, and Male Breast Reduction.  During a Breast Augmentation a patient may have their breasts size enhanced during a 1 to 2 hour procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses silicone implants or inflatable implants filled with saline.  A Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a procedure that patients who struggle with sagging breasts that may have lost their shape or firmness after a pregnancy, nursing, and weight change or age, will offer the positive results they are looking for. The procedure takes on average 1 to 3 hours and the surgeon will reshape the breast by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. Finally, KayaKalp Aesthetics offers Breast Reductions, known as Reduction Mammoplasty for women and Gynecomastia for men.  Having large breasts can aggravate the body in many ways causing pain in the back and neck area. For women, large breasts can also cause skin irritations to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured. Breast augmentation, reduction and lifts can all be used in breast reconstructions for breast cancer patients.

Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but the death rates from breast cancer have declined since 1990 because of the early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) which was signed into law October 21, 1998 helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Women with a mastectomy can have a reconstruction and a symmetry procedure on the other breast be it a reduction, augmentation, fat grafting or a breast lift and it is all covered by their insurances.  KayaKalp Aesthetics would like to remind you to go for regular check-ups and screenings and if you are in need of additional care for your breasts to contact us for a consultation at 978.927.6556.

A Holistic Approach to Tummy Tucks

office1You have tried diet and exercise, but you just can’t rid yourself of excess belly fat? Have you been thinking about a Tummy Tuck? The procedure known as abdominoplasty can be the solution you are looking for to remove extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.  “At KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly we provide a holistic approach with our total tummy tuck care,” said Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jagruti Patel.  She explained that “you will get a nutritionist before and after the tummy tuck, supplements post op for faster recovery, and exceptional care to enhance your appearance and your self-confidence.”

Whether or not the extra fat and skin on your abdomen is due to natural aging, past pregnancies or weight fluctuations, the results at KayaKalp Aesthetics with our holistic approach has been very positive.  The added feature of introducing our nutritionist/wellness coach before and after your tummy tuck and supplements at post op for a faster recovery is why we are the best solution for anyone who is researching this procedure.

Not everyone is the ideal candidate for abdominoplasty, being in good physical health with realistic expectations is important in determining if this is the right medical procedure for you to decrease belly fat and excess skin to your middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.  If you are a man or woman looking to make a change in your appearance, contact our office at 978-927-6556 for a consultation.  We will recommend the procedure that is right for you and we will come closest to producing the body contour you desire.

Luscious Lips August Special at KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly

LipsAugustSpecialWould you love fuller lips? KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly is now offering a new technique for fuller, sexier lips.  They have perfected a new technique that gives you gorgeous , luscious lips without looking fake or abnormal.  These natural looking lips are being offered for a special price through the month of August.  Time slots are booking up fast.   This new lip augmentation technique can be effective in counteracting the shrinking in the lips that naturally occur with loss of volume in the face due to aging.

Dr Patel and her team creates these Luscious Lips using tissue fillers such as Juvaderm.   Injecting fillers with  this  unique technique along with  her aesthetic experience and her  attention to detail, Dr Patel has mastered the art of lip injection.  Luscious lips are created by defining the edges of the lips along with making them look plump, soft and sexy.

KayaKalp Aesthetics Luscious Lips Special for August:

Save $25 off your lip treatment when you book now in August and you can save even more if you bring in a friend.  Bring a friend and you will receive $50 off your lip treatment and your friend will receive $25 off.  Don’t miss out on getting fuller lips with our monthly special rate. Time Slots are booking fast.  Please contact KayaKalp Aesthetics at 978-927-6556.