Following your body contouring procedure, some steps will need to be taken to maintain your results. Of course, that which has been removed – excess fat, loose and sagging skin, etc. – cannot “grow back,” but new fat can accumulate, stretching skin, and reproducing the issues you sought to correct with your initial procedure.
Fortunately, maintaining body contouring results doesn’t require anything terribly difficult or physically prohibitive. In most cases, all it takes is a commitment to leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
June is National Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month. What a great time to take a look at your dietary habits and consider how they could be optimized.
A diet that focuses on whole foods will not only help you maintain your body contouring results, but it can also help to reduce your risks for several disorders and diseases, serving to improve both the quality and potential length of your life.
If you struggle with making smart dietary choices or simply haven’t found an enjoyable way to eat healthier, consider working with a licensed nutritionist to find what works best for your needs – and palate.
And Don’t Forget to Exercise
To maintain results from liposuction, tummy tuck, and similar contouring procedures, it will be important to commit to exercising regularly. As with dietary choices, if this is something you struggle with, it can help to work with a professional, such as a certified personal trainer, who can customize a program you enjoy.
Enjoying your routine will help ensure you can stick with it.
This Isn’t Torture
It isn’t necessary to starve yourself or to exercise for several hours a day. These things can actually work to sabotage your efforts. What is necessary for the maintaining of body contouring results is focusing on healthy habits that make you feel good both physically and emotionally.
You can start to make changes for a healthier lifestyle even before you undergo your procedure. This may help to ensure your lifestyle choices are primed to keep you looking and feeling your best right away. And remember, we are committed to your satisfaction and are here to help you reach and maintain your goals. We encourage our patients to reach out with any questions or concerns at any time.
If you are considering a body contouring procedure, please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery at 918-518-5144 to schedule your initial consultation today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel welcomes women and men from Tulsa and all surrounding areas.