Your surgery is done and you’re thrilled with your new look! But you may be wondering how you can maintain your cosmetic results long after surgery day. The results of your surgical procedure will be long lasting as long as you take care of yourself. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can be sure that the results you see immediately following your surgery stay with you for a long time. By eating well, staying active, and refraining from smoking, you give your body its best chance to look great!
Follow Dr. Corbin’s Aftercare Instructions
The aftercare instructions you are given following your surgery are an integral part of your recovery process. It’s important that you follow these instructions carefully to minimize complications. After all surgical procedures, you will have to rest for at least a few days. This helps the body recover from the experience of surgery. Once you are able to resume daily activities, keeping the intensity light is necessary for the first few weeks. If your body experiences too much exertion too early, you may stall your recovery process. More strenuous activities should be resumed only after Dr. Corbin clears you. Once your body has had time to recover, you may build up to more intense exercise and activities.
Maintain a Consistent Exercise Routine
Once your body has recovered from the stress of surgery, developing and maintaining a consistent exercise routine is necessary for long-term results. Exercise helps keep the body fit and more capable of fighting off infection and disease. If your cosmetic surgery involved liposuction, exercise will help you maintain your figure. While liposuction does remove stubborn fat deposits, it does not prevent new deposits from accumulating. Exercise also helps your organs maintain optimum levels of health. By keeping your body healthy, you are giving yourself the ability to continue exercising and maintaining your surgical results.
Eat a Healthy, Varied Diet
A healthy diet fuels so many aspects of your body and your health. Choosing whole foods that are nutrient-dense will help you stay in peak health. A varied diet provides vitamins and minerals necessary for your body. Organ function is dependent on having the correct levels of essential nutrients, and if your diet is made mostly of processed foods or sweets, your body cannot maintain high levels of performance. All of this affects your body and your appearance. Unhealthy eating habits can affect your weight, the health of your skin, and your ability to maintain activity levels. By choosing a healthy diet, you are giving your body the tools it needs to stay healthy and maintain your cosmetic surgery results.
Smoking affects your body in multiple ways and can wreak havoc on your cosmetic surgery results. It reduces your lung capacity significantly, which can ultimately minimize your ability to stay active. If you are unable to stay active, you will find that you start putting on weight. Smoking also affects your physical appearance. It dehydrates your skin, leaving wrinkles, dry patches, and pigment variances. Smoking also introduces toxins to your body that are not easily eliminated. These toxins filter through your bloodstream and can affect your vital organs. You are also at a significantly higher risk for cancer if you smoke. It is necessary to stop smoking at least six weeks prior to your cosmetic surgery to reduce the risks of bleeding and other complications, so consider stopping completely after your surgery.