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What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Recommended Diet

Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated.
Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common.

In brief: Recommended Diet

Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated.
Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: High in protein

This type of surgery does not require a specific diet but all post surgical patients should concentrate on increasing their protein intake (lean beef, eggs, chicken, tuna, beans, soy, peanut butter, etc).
Trying to limit salt intake to reduce leg swelling makes sense as does drinking plenty of water. Good luck!

In brief: High in protein

This type of surgery does not require a specific diet but all post surgical patients should concentrate on increasing their protein intake (lean beef, eggs, chicken, tuna, beans, soy, peanut butter, etc).
Trying to limit salt intake to reduce leg swelling makes sense as does drinking plenty of water. Good luck!
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy

Eat foods that are healthy.
You'll need good nutrients to heal and to prepare your body for the next surgery.

In brief: Healthy

Eat foods that are healthy.
You'll need good nutrients to heal and to prepare your body for the next surgery.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Well balanced diet

You don't have to be limited to soft foods and liquids after expanders to the leg.
A well balanced diet with good protein content is best.

In brief: Well balanced diet

You don't have to be limited to soft foods and liquids after expanders to the leg.
A well balanced diet with good protein content is best.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine

In brief: BRATT DIET

A high fiber diet after surgery will help to ensure bowel motility.
The banana, rice, apple, tea, toast or bratt diet is just such a diet.

In brief: BRATT DIET

A high fiber diet after surgery will help to ensure bowel motility.
The banana, rice, apple, tea, toast or bratt diet is just such a diet.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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