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The importance of our post operative protein drink

After your fat transfer procedure, we recommend to our patients a post operative protein drink.

As you heal in your recovery period, the right nutrition will give your body that extra bit of care it needs. Not only can the right diet speed up your recovery process, but it will also improve your overall health after surgery.

When our bodies consume protein, it is broken down into amino acids. This is what our body uses to rebuild tissue. We recommend a healthy serving of protein with each meal to help your body restore itself.

We have selected a protein powder which is dairy free, gluten free and vegan friendly. It contains L-Arginine which is an amino acid for cellular repair to improve blood flow, increase oxygen delivery and improve fat survival.

Healthy fats are also required post fat transfer as they are amongst the best foods to feed the fat. They will help the body absorb vitamins, decrease your chance of getting an infection and help your scars to heal!

Foods rich in healthy fats include avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, salmon, and fish oil.

This mango smoothie is a go-to summer option post-surgery, with nourishing Protein + Probiotics, avocado for a creamy blend, plus healthy fats to nourish your body from within.

Creamy Mango Smoothie:

Ingredients:
2 mangoes
1 serve JSHealth Vanilla Bean Protein Powder
½ avocado
1 cup ice cubes
1 ½ cups almond milk, or milk of choice

Method:
Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth. Makes two servings.