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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Alfi

Post-Surgery Diet for a Great Recovery

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

In recovering from double jaw surgery, the right diet can help to speed up healing and expedite comfort. That's why at AOS, every amazing person undergoing jaw surgery receives a personalized meal plan with our expert nutritionist Yvette. Here are some Alfi Oral Surgery recommended foods that are particularly beneficial for people recovering from double jaw surgery:

  1. Soft foods: After surgery, it's important to avoid crunchy, chewy, or hard foods that could irritate the healing tissues in your jaw as well as misalign your new and amazing bite. Soft foods like cooked vegetables, mashed sweet potatoes, and soups are easy to swallow and won't put too much strain on your jaw.

  2. Protein-rich foods: Protein is essential for healing and repairing tissues, so it's important to include plenty of protein-rich foods in your diet. Good options include fish, chicken, tofu, eggs, and legumes.

  3. Vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables: Vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables can help to boost your immune system and keep you healthy while you're recovering from surgery. Some good options include berries (our favorite), citrus fruits, leafy greens, and bell peppers.

  4. Smoothies and shakes: If you're in the stages of avoiding solid foods, smoothies and shakes can be a great way to get the nutrients you need. You can make them with a variety of nutrient-rich ingredients, such as protein powder (not all protein powders hold the same merit!), yogurt, fruit, and vegetables.

  5. Foods high in iron: Iron is important for the healing process and to prevent anemia. Good food sources of iron include red meat, poultry, fish, beans, spinach, tofu, and fortified cereals.

It's important to note that it's best to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods as they can cause inflammation and discomfort.

It is important to talk to your surgeon and/or a nutritionist before starting any diet post-surgery. They will provide you with more specific recommendations for your individual case. In summary, a diet rich in soft foods, protein, vitamins, and minerals can help to speed up the healing process and alleviate symptoms after double jaw surgery. Talk to your surgeon and/or a nutritionist to determine the best diet plan for you.

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