Nutrition Tips and Instructions

Sacramento and Yuba - Sutter Area Cosmetic and Oral Surgery Aftercare

If you are coming in for Sacramento and Yuba - Sutter area cosmetic or oral surgery at Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC, there are certain foods which you should try to avoid before surgery. It is very important to plan your diet carefully both before and after a surgical procedure here at our office. The purpose of this is to ensure that your surgical outcome is as positive as possible. It can also help to assist your overall oral health.

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Tips to Adhere to Before Surgery

We have compiled a list of foods containing Salicylates (a substance commonly found in Aspirin). These foods should be avoided fourteen days prior to surgery.

The foods we recommend avoiding include:

  • Various fruits
  • Tomato juice
  • Wine
  • Vinegar
  • Jelly
  • Preserves
  • Cumin
  • Curry

Tips to Adhere to After Surgery

Proper nutrition is very important after surgery or during recovery from illness. To facilitate proper healing, you need the right fluids and food sources. For patients of oral surgery, this can present some challenges. In particular, the presence of swelling and surgical incisions may hinder your chewing ability.

For surgical nutrition, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends the following "rules of thumb" for patients undergoing surgery.

  • Drink approximately 6 to 8 glasses of fluids per day
  • Consume 15 calories per pound of body weight
  • Protein intake may need to increase to promote healing

If you have any questions about different foods or beverages which are allowed in your diet before or after surgery, we are here to help. Please feel free to ask the doctor during your appointment if you have any questions.

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