An integral part of aftercare of any surgical procedure is proper medication and diet. Patients have to strictly follow the instructions given by the doctor regarding the dosage, schedule and side effects, if any, of each and every medicine. The diet should be as per the directions given by the dietitian. Obviously, one has to follow a low cholesterol diet. They have to increase the intake of fiber rich foods such as oatmeal, beans, apples, etc. as the soluble fiber present in them can lower cholesterol.