For two days following your surgery, drink liquids and consume soft foods only like:

  • Eggnog
  • Milkshakes
  • Cooked cereals
  • Yogurt
  • Smooth soups
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Protein shakes
  • Fruit smoothies
  • Refried beans
  • Pudding

On day three following your surgery, eat soft foods that don’t require much chewing like:

  • Cooked noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Soft sandwiches
  • Poached, soft-boiled or scrambled eggs

Avoid crunchy or tough foods like rice, pizza, hamburgers, and popcorn. Avoid acidic and spicy foods. Most individuals resume their regular diet seven days after their surgery.