Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

for better wound healing

  • Faster decongestion
  • Less scarring
  • Better long-term results

Rhinoplasty automatically creates an inflammatory process in the body in the operated area, especially around the tip of the nose. Especially with nutrition, the first healing phase can be decisively influenced for a better result of the operation.


The immune system is significantly involved in our wound healing. Patients with a compromised immune system are not only more susceptible to disease, but everyday healing processes also run much more poorly.


In addition, certain foods engage our immune system instead of supporting it by triggering inflammatory processes in the body. 

The goal of anti-inflammatory nutrition is to provide the body with high-quality basic building blocks, strengthen the immune system, and at the same time reduce inflammatory processes in surgical areas.

We recommend:

  • We recommend:
  • Vegetables (especially kale, green beans, spinach, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, bell bell pepper, onion, red cabbage)
  • Fruits (especially berries, grapes, apples, pineapple, papaya)
  • nuts, seeds
  • Mushrooms
  • Good fats (virgin olive oil, linseed oil)
  • Lean white meat (poultry), low-pollution fatty fish (wild salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines)
  • Water, tea
  • Dark chocolate in small quantity
  • Food seasoned with turmeric and pepper dissolved in oil

We advise against:

  • Sugar, sweets and white flour products
  • Fast food
  • Very salty dishes
  • Fried food
  • Dairy products 
  • Processed meat, sausages
  • Bad fats, so-called trans fats (hydrogenated vegetable fats, margarine)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages 
  • Smoking

In our western way of life and diet, food intake is becoming increasingly insignificant - fast, cheap, delicious. Yet our tastes are shaped by industry at an early stage - sugar in particular plays a major role, as it interacts with our internal reward system and can trigger addiction in a similar way to drugs. Sugar is one of the main triggers for inflammatory reactions in the body, making it a major disease maker that drains resources from our immune system.


Healthy carbohydrates are mainly found in vegetables and fruits, grains should be avoided if possible, in case of doubt whole grain products are a better choice than white flour products.


Fat is the most underestimated food component of all - every single cell in our body is made of fat. Good fats are indispensable for good function and communication between the cells. In the meantime, many demonized fats have been rehabilitated (saturated fats from dairy products and butter). Omega-6 fatty acids from vegetable oils and so-called trans fats (e.g. margarine) should be avoided, however. 


The third macronutrient is protein. Besides vegetable protein sources such as soy, meat and fish are the main suppliers. Farming conditions and feed quality increase the value of the diet. For example, pasture-raised or even wild-caught meat is always preferable to confinement and grain feeding. 


These dietary recommendations help everyone for a healthy lifestyle. Those who do not want to fundamentally adjust their diet should at least follow these recommendations from two weeks before to six weeks after a rhinoplasty to support their own wound healing for a better result.