Foods to avoid

Before we venture into what to eat, let’s run you through what food to avoid. Starting with fats, sugary treats and salted snacks, you must avoid packaged food for quite some times. Junk food is also strictly forbidden. Aerated drinks along with alcohol and nicotine must be avoided at all costs.


Carbohydrates help your body gain strength and aids in a quick recovery. They avert muscle breakage and help your body rejuvenated from within. Whole grains, brown rice, oatmeal and cereals etc. are good sources of healthy carbs.

Fiber-Rich foods

Consume fiber rich food like grains, beans, fruits, vegetables and cereals. These help with digestion and reduce constipation which is quite common after surgery and medications.


Consuming protein is important post-surgery as it improves the tissue structure and helps in healing as well as recovery. Lean proteins that you can consume post-surgery are seafood, soy products, lean meat and poultry, eggs and low fat dairy products.


Vitamins along with good diet are essential to quick recovery and gaining strength. Vitamins A, C, D, E and K contribute in wound healing.Fish, liver and green vegetables contain vitamin K, while nuts, milk, eggs and vegetable oils contain Vitamin E. Vitamin D rich is present in milk, fish, eggs and cereals. Make these food items a part of your daily meals for quick recovery.

Healthy fats

Just cause you got rid of fats doesn’t mean all fats are bad. A healthy amount of good fats is essential to your overall well-being. Sources of good fats are olive oil, fruits like avocado and nuts and seeds.

Fresh fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables should be a part of your diet irrespective of whether you are undergoing a surgery or not. But during recovery post liposuction, these food sources are absolutely essential for the body to mend and get back the strength after surgery. Post-surgery includes green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, melons, grapefruits, mango, spinach and kale in your daily diet.


Consuming a good amount of water is essential for fast recovery. You need to keep yourself hydrated and ensure that your body functions well enough. Water helps you lose weight, keeps your kidney healthy and improves your skin as well.