Plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty or chin implants are very basic. You have the surgery, you recover, and get on with your life with an improved appearance. However, plastic surgery that focuses on the body often requires a lifestyle change to maintain the benefits of the procedure. In this way, you should think of your plastic surgery to be very much like an investment. You have spent time and money to get the body that you’ve always wanted; you are now obliged to perform regular maintenance to keep it that way. Maintaining your post-plastic surgery body takes eating right, exercising, and any other changes that will constitute a healthy lifestyle. If you have recently had a body procedure performed, or you are considering one, read on to learn more about maintaining your results after plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery should change your life for the better, once you determine to improve your appearance, you should begin to work on making life-long dietary changes as well. For example, after a tummy tuck, it is necessary to find healthy things to snack on. Instead of ice cream, try switching to fruit smoothies if you are craving sugar. Choose foods that contain more complex sugars, which are better for your body than the simple sugars found in ice cream and candy. Avoid pre-packaged foods because they are high in preservatives as well as sodium. Eat moderate portions and pre-plan your meals, eating only if you’re hungry. Regulate your intake of carbs. Your body uses carbs for energy, but you need less than you think. Despite the suggestions from a lot of fad diets, fat is good for you in moderation. Consume the healthy fats found naturally in meats, fish, fruits, and nuts. Avoid high-calorie, sugary drinks and drink plenty of water.
Exercise is essential to the healing process, and for maintaining your post-surgery body. Listen to your doctor’s specific directions before engaging in strenuous physical activity. Once you are feeling better, start off with light physical activity for first six weeks after plastic surgery. Short walks are a great way to stay active without overexertion. Once you are able to exercise, do so at least three days a week because exercise works best if it’s routine and consistent.
The more you do to maintain your post-plastic surgery body, the longer your results will last. Without regular, low-intensity maintenance, you risk ruining the benefits of your plastic surgery. As long as you follow these helpful tips, procedures like tummy tucks, cellulite reduction, and thigh lifts can last a long time.
Locally recognized as Dr. Z, Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain is a top-rated Miami plastic surgeon with a passion for perfectionism and attention to detail. Dr. Z understands the importance of an individualized approach. He adapts his procedures to every patient’s unique body type. You are an important voice in the process as he combines your goals with his experience, giving his patients excellent results in a setting that is focused on patient safety. Well-known for his surgical talent, his patients enjoy his warm, caring personality and appreciate his professional bedside manner. Dr. Z sees patients not only in Miami, but across the United States and Latin America. Call today to request a Miami office or virtual consultation to learn more about individually focused plastic surgery.
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