Body contouring surgery, such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is a life-changing experience, delivering outstanding results that many patients find unattainable through traditional methods. An enhanced figure can provide a huge boost to your self-esteem, prompting a reinvigorated determination to stay trim.
Getting the most out of this procedure may require altering your lifestyle to maintain your new body contours. Living healthy is the best approach, with careful attention to your diet and workout routine. We took the liberty to offer some helpful hints to avoid weight gain after surgery so you can enjoy your new figure for many years to come.
Revise Your Diet
There are several ways to improve your diet, including reducing sugar, sodium (salt), and cholesterol while adding more protein, greens, and fruit. You can further enhance the foods you consume by eating home-cooked meals with more organic and fresh ingredients.
There are many diets out there to choose from, but the key is to pick one that works for you. Do your research and make sure diets like Keto, the Military Diet, and the Southbeach Diet will work for you. Or you may choose to develop a more tailored approach with a nutritionist or personal research.
Find a Gym
It’s always best to have someone encourage you to make exercise part of your lifestyle. This person may be a friend or a trainer who will be there at appointed times to help with your work out and hold you accountable. Exercise takes discipline, and a gym is the perfect environment to keep you focused. Working out will also burn calories and tone muscles to keep you trim and fit. As with your diet, you should do your research to find a place where you are comfortable to go multiple days a week.
Nothing can motivate you more than seeing improvement. That’s why body contouring is so popular, as it offers near-immediate results. Keep a journal or take periodic photos to understand where you started and how far you’ve come. Record your weight and notice body changes that mark improvement. This practice will keep you engaged daily to focus on maintaining or improving your results.
If you have a setback, correct it quickly. Remember, monitoring your weight and your muscle tone can keep you on track. That doesn’t mean you will always see improvement, but it will help you regain refocus when necessary.
Take Your Recovery Seriously
The best way to optimize your body’s improvement after body contouring is to follow Dr. Pugash’s post-surgery instructions. These directions may include no smoking, taking vitamin supplements, and maintaining a diet he may recommend. Make sure you wear your compression garment as instructed to support the treatment site and healing of your incision. Avoid alcohol and excessive caffeine, and drink plenty of water for hydration. Check with Dr. Pugash if you are looking to improve your figure.
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