What to Eat

It will take time to get through each meal. It is messy as you figure out how to chew and swallow with your jaws in a new position. You will have difficulty bringing your lips together and at the beginning liquids and foods will dribble out. 

Everyone has their own way of eating. Because of the increased difficulty in taking in diet many patients find that it is easier to eat 6 or 7 small meals throughout the day.   

Remember, if you are recovering from jaw surgery - CHEWING  and SWALLOWING WILL TAKE TIME! 

Either purchase already prepared soft/pureed foods or use a blender or food processor. A baster with bulb or a large syringe will be useful to squeeze the food in.

Be patient. The first week after surgery is the toughest. Once you turn the corner, your recovery will be much faster. Try to be active, keep your mind off of the recovery and remember that surgery is behind you.