What Types of Food Should I Eat After a V-line Surgery?

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What Types of Food Should I Eat After a V-line Surgery?

2023-07-21


V-line surgery, also known as jaw contouring or jawline reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reshaping and enhancing the jawline to create a more balanced and defined facial appearance. There are several types of V-line surgeries, each targeting specific areas of the jaw and face, such as:


Image: Mini V-line procedure


  • Mandible angle reduction surgery: A Procedure to reduce the outer angles of the jaw
  • Chin reduction surgery (Mentoplasty): A procedure to reduce the size or prominence of the chin
  • Chin augmentation or enhancement surgery (Genioplasty): A procedure to enhance the size or projection of the chin
  • Face buccal fat removal: A procedure to reduce the fat to create a more sculpted and slender face
  • Mini V-line surgery (Genioplasty + Angle): A procedure to reduce the width of the chin and make the jawline appear smoother by performing a T-shaped osteotomy 
  • Combined V-line surgery: A combination of several procedures (as mentioned above) may be performed based on an individual's facial structure and desired V-line effect.


To ensure a smooth healing process and guarantee the best results, it is essential to follow the post-surgical diet carefully. The appropriate foods can significantly contribute to promoting recovery, reducing swelling, and minimizing discomfort. In this article, we will discuss the type of food recommended to eat following V-line surgery to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.


It may take some time after the surgery to resume normal eating and drinking; this is to let the bones heal. The patient may need to use a small plastic syringe, a small spoon, or a straw to eat and drink due to facial swelling. It is important for patients to keep hydrated by consuming liquids such as milk, soups, and smoothies. 


Recommended diet 1 week after surgery:


  • Soups: Warm, pureed soups (e.g., vegetable soup, chicken broth) is easy to swallow and can provide essential nutrients.
  • Smoothies: Blended fruits and vegetables can deliver vitamins and minerals without requiring vigorous chewing.
  • Yogurt: Soft and creamy, yogurt is a good source of protein and probiotics to aid digestion and promote gut health.
  • Applesauce: A soft and nutritious option that can be easily consumed without putting undue pressure on the jaw.

 

Recommended diet 2 weeks after surgery:

Image source: The Spruce/ Elizabeth Briskin


  • Mashed Potatoes: They are gentle on the jaw and provide energy from carbohydrates.
  • Eggs: Easily prepared in various ways, eggs offer a versatile source of protein.
  • Fish: Cooked, flaky fish (e.g., salmon, tilapia) contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, which can aid in reducing inflammation.
  • Tofu: An excellent plant-based protein option for vegetarians and vegans.


After the stitches are removed, the patient can resume back to their regular eating. However, to ensure proper jaw healing, the patient should try to avoid eating chewy meat or hard food for at least 3 months. Additionally, protein is crucial for tissue repair and healing, making it a vital component of the patient's post-surgery diet. Lean protein sources are preferable as they are lower in fat and can help with inflammation control. Fresh fruits and vegetables can help proving vitamins, and antioxidants, boost collagen production, and strengthen the immune system. 


While certain foods can aid in your recovery, it's equally important to avoid those that could hinder healing or cause discomfort. Avoid the following:


  • Spicy Foods: Spicy dishes may irritate your sensitive facial tissues.
  • Hard and Crunchy Foods: Foods that require substantial chewing can strain the jaw and slow down recovery.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol can increase the risk of infection and slow down the healing process.
  • Carbonated Beverages: These may lead to bloating and discomfort.


A patient has to remember that their body needs time to recover and heal after V-line surgery. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in soft, protein-rich, vitamin-packed, and hydrating food can significantly helps in the recovery process. It is also equally crucial to avoid food that will cause discomfort or inflammation. Remember to always follow the post-surgery instructions provided by the doctors and consult with a healthcare professional; to create a diet plan that meets your individual requirements. With the right diet and aftercare, the patient can expect to achieve the desired results from the V-line surgery. 


Where to Buy Food in Korea After Facial Contouring Surgery?

Navigating foods after facial contouring surgery, particularly in a foreign country, can be confusing and challenging. Here is a guide on where to buy food in Korea, after undergoing such procedures:


1. Convenience Stores

Convenience stores are one of the most common and easily accessible places to get food. They are at almost every corner of the street and have hundreds of options to choose from. You can find soft and easily chewable food options such as pre-packaged soups, yogurt, soft fruits like bananas, protein shakes, porridge, and more. Most convenience stores also stock nutritional drinks and supplements that can support the healing process. 


2. Local Markets

While local markets are more difficult to find, you can find them through the Naver map. Visiting local markets can provide access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients that can be incorporated into soft and nutritious meals. You will be able to find most foods you find at the convenience store at the local markets. 


3. Delivery Apps

While most commonly used delivery apps in Korea are only available in Korean, there are a few apps accessible to foreigners. 


Coupang Eats: This app is an upcoming app that has languages available in both Korean and English. Coupang Eats would be the best food delivery app for foreigners as there are hundreds of delivery options and fast delivery speed. Other foreign-friendly delivery apps have limited food options and overpriced selections. 

It is important to note that if you do not have a Korean bank account, you will not be able to pay through the app, so make sure to choose the 'pay upon delivery' option and pay directly to the delivery driver via cash or credit card. 


Contact Us for a Free Consultation About V-line Surgery in Korea

If you are considering facial contouring surgery or any other procedures and would like to get more information, reach out to us by contacting us on the following: 

Inquiry page: https://docfinderkorea.com/quick-inquiry/

Email: inquiry@docfinderkorea.org

WhatsApp:

+(82) 10-5811-8806 (EN/РУC)

+(82) 10-5825-8806 (EN/IND)

+(82) 10-9574-8806 (EN/繁/簡/粵)

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