Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
1801 Inwood Road, 5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-3112
Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery
of the Face, Breast & Body
(214) 645-3112 Dallas, Texas

what nutritional advice to you give your patients undergoing a tummy tuck

I tell all of my patients that body contouring procedures are a partnership between the surgeon and the patient. We are each responsible for 50% of the contour change. This means that you have to eat right after surgery and maintain a good exercise plan. Eating healthy is a challenge and quite a confusing process. I offer up a nutritionist or give patients a few books that I have found helpful. I love the “zone diet” and “south beach diets” as they are balanced diets.
Finally for my weight loss patients a more detailed nutritional assessment is performed. By design these patients are malnourished and this needs to be corrected if we are to allow for proper healing.

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