The Nose Surgery Diet

Nose surgery results and diet may not appear to be associated. Yet, many plastic surgeons contend that diet does play a role in the outcome of the nose surgery procedure. In fact, it is optimal to commence an appropriate diet long before nose surgery to provide an advantage in results. Finally, nose surgery patients may prefer to take vitamins, but some vitamins may be required to be ceased prior to surgery and may not be appropriate to use in the weeks following nose surgery either. This is because certain vitamins may interact with other medications, interfere with metabolic processes necessary for recovery and increase the risk of complications. A closer look at foods that contain vitamins which assist in recovery may go along way to optimizing the results of your nose surgery.

Vitamin K Foods for Nose Surgery: The dietary supplement Vitamin K may be a vitamin to stay away from prior to and following nose surgery. Yet, foods that are high in Vitamin K are known to reduce excessive bruising and bleeding. Vitamin K also helps with digestion which may be compromised following nose surgery, particularly since pain medication may contribute to indigestion. It is important to note that freezing foods that contain Vitamin K may reduce the richness of Vitamin K. So, fresh Vitamin K foods are most appropriate.

Foods Rich in Vitamin K: Cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, turnip greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts, green beans, tomatoes, and celery.

Vitamin E Foods for Nose Surgery: Plastic surgeons do not recommend the use of a Vitamin E supplement prior to and at some point following nose surgery. Yet, Vitamin E gel applied on the scar might be helpful. The appropriateness of Vitamin E, timing, and duration varies among patients. Vitamin E helps to protect cells from damage and assists with DNA repair in disrupted areas so that the healing process may progress smoothly. Vitamin E helps with immune functioning and other metabolic activities as well. Foods rich in Vitamin E offer a complimentary benefit to nose surgery patients.

Foods Rich in Vitamin E: Almonds, asparagus, avocado, nuts, olives, spinach, eggs, wholegrain foods, and milk. Fresh Vitamin E foods are important as cooking and storage may limit the content of Vitamin E in such foods.

Vitamin C Foods for Nose Surgery: Plastic surgeons may recommend the use of a Vitamin C supplement prior to and at some point following nose surgery. Vitamin C is important component in blood vessels and the assists in the production of collagen. The ability for the body to process collagen is important in nose surgery. Collagen production assists with wound healing and has an impact on the final appearance of scars.

Foods Rich in Vitamin C: Oranges, melons, grapefruit, sweet red pepper, broccoli, and brussel sprouts.


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