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Consumer Survey: Cosmetic Surgery

We surveyed 100 patients who have scheduled a cosmetic surgery in the next 3 months and found that nutrition is top of mind for patients undergoing cosmetic surgeries. Those same patients are looking for their cosmetic surgeon’s guidance on which nutritional supplements to take around surgery. At the same time, we found that only 52% of cosmetic surgery protocols include a recommendation to optimize nutrition. From the data it is clear that nutritional supplements that can help alleviate some of the patient’s top concerts post surgery such as pain, swelling, bruising and recovery time can and should be utilized in cosmetic surgery protocols.

Of the 100 patients surveyed, 55% of the respondents were female and 45% of the respondents were male. 30% of the respondents were between the ages of 25 to 34, 36% between 35 and 44 and 34% above 45 year old. 58% of the respondents reported an annual income of under $75k, 33% above $75k and the remainder preferred not to say.

Overall, Rhinoplasty and Mammaplasty were the two most popular surgeries, followed closely by Liposuction and Abdominoplasty (otherwise known as the Tummy Tuck). When the surgical procedures were filtered by sex, it showed that the most popular surgery for females was Mammaplasty (otherwise known as breast augmentation surgery) and for males was Liposuction.

71% of the respondents reported that their top concern post surgery was pain, followed by swelling (51%), recovery time (47%) and bruising (41%). 93% of the respondents reported that their cosmetic surgeons recommended a pre and post surgery protocol. Rest, medication, hydration and nutrition were reported in over 50% of the protocols while bandages, topical creams, mindfulness were reported in under 50%.

92% of the respondents reported that they feel that nutrition is important to very important in recovering from cosmetic surgery. And 93% of the respondents reported that they would value or greatly value their doctor’s recommendation on a nutritional supplement designed to help them recover from cosmetic surgeries. The data clearly shows that nutrition is top of mind for patients undergoing cosmetic surgeries and those same patients are looking for their cosmetic surgeon’s guidance on which nutritional supplements to take around surgery.

Nutritional supplements that have been proven to help alleviate some of the patient’s top concerns post surgery such as pain, swelling, bruising and recovery time can and should be utilized in cosmetic surgery protocols.

MEND has worked with leading cosmetic surgeons to develop a perioperative nutrition blend designed to help minimize bruising and redness, support tissue healing and boost collagen production for improved skin health. To learn more please visit https://mend.me/mend-cosmetic/.