5 Tips on Lifestyle Changes Post Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery can dramatically transform the way you look and feel. However, in some cases, it is up to you to maintain that post-surgery happiness with lifestyle changes that can fight aging, help you keep a healthy weight, and allow you to continue to enjoy the results.
Liposuction is a great way to get rid of fatty deposits on the body that diet and exercise just won’t touch. Fat tends to accumulate around the thighs, hips, and abdomen, and despite best efforts to shed it, sometimes it just stays put. While liposuction can shrink those deposits and help you lose dress sizes, it is up to you to maintain a healthy lifestyle once the fat is gone. After all, it can and often does come back. Following your liposuction surgery, be sure you speak with a nutritionist and develop a diet plan that fits your needs.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of facial wrinkles, which often lead to facelifts and other types of plastic surgery. Although a facelift can certainly help rid your face of lines, continuing to smoke cigarettes will cause them to come back inevitably. What’s more, smoking slows the healing process significantly, which means it may take you much longer to recover from your surgery than a non-smoker. If you are planning a plastic surgery, stop smoking now to heal faster and prevent those lines from coming back.
Plastic surgery can help relieve wrinkles and may even eliminate some sun spots, but continuing to expose your bare skin to UVA and UVB rays is a recipe for disaster. If you plan to have a facelift or any other kind of plastic surgery, make plans now to buy some good sunscreen and use it any time you’re in the sun. If you’re a sucker for a healthy glow, consider sunless tanning products and services that can provide it without the dangers of radiation and free radicals.
Drink More Water
Dehydration can cause your skin to lose elasticity rapidly. When your cells are not properly hydrated, the membranes break down and this causes cellular death. Over time, wrinkles and rough patches develop, and these can cause you to seek the services of a plastic surgeon. If you’re having plastic surgery – and a facelift in particular – consider changing your lifestyle so that you consume more water. Staying hydrated will help you preserve that youthful look for many years to come.
No matter what sort of plastic surgery you have, bear in mind that exercise is one of the best ways to help you look and feel better for a lifetime. When you exercise regularly, your body is able to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to each and every cell, which not only improves the function of your organs and muscles, but also improves your metabolism and allows you to burn calories more efficiently. Exercise even improves the quality of your skin by ensuring that nutrients get to the individual cells and that you have a healthy amount of collagen supporting your skin.
Although plastic surgery can certainly help you obtain the look you’ve always wanted, bear in mind that the results are never permanent. It is up to you to make lifestyle changes in order to make sure your new look – whether it involved a facelift, liposuction, or any other procedure – lasts.
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