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Safe to diet while recovering?

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Safe to diet while recovering?
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:38:29 AM »

I am thinking about continuing my diet while recovering from surgery. I will be consuming less calories then my body needs to maintain its weight. Is this safe when recovering, or should I increase the calories for at least a few weeks?

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Offline Migueldelgado

Re: Safe to diet while recovering?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 09:37:13 PM »
Your body is in warp drive will healiing.  You need calories and not stress your body. I suggest to listen to your doctor about eating but i suggest give your body and more what it needs to heal.  We also give a comprehesive vitamin program to help heal as well. Good Luck
Miguel A Delgado,MD,FACS
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Fellow,American College of Surgeons
450 Sutter, San Francisco, California


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Re: Safe to diet while recovering?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 10:22:42 PM »
I also discourage any unusual dieting for at least about 6 weeks after surgery.  Much of the activity of healing occurs in these early stages, and you don't want to create any nutritional deficiencies, including calories. Maintenance is sufficient--You don't necessarily need to consume extra, if you're otherwise well-nourished. 

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Re: Safe to diet while recovering?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 02:51:25 AM »
Thanks for the answers. Maintenance it is.

Re: Safe to diet while recovering?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 12:18:12 PM »
Concur with Drs Delgado and Silverman.  You should not go on any type of diet just prior to surgery.  Surgery is stressful -- and your body needs strength (calories) as well as protein to heal.

Best advice is to eat a sensible and proper diet.  You can consider adding additional protein, Vit C and Zinc after surgery to aid in healing.

Good luck!

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Safe to diet while recovering?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 03:43:25 PM »
Patients often loose weight after surgery for gynecomastia thru diet and exercise. In the perioperative period ( time just after surgery ) you should maintain a balanced diet typically in the range of 2400 calories/day  to facilitate optimal wound healing.
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