Deciding to have plastic surgery is a big choice that is life changing. As the surgery itself can change your life, you may need to make additional changes to your lifestyle post-surgery to maintain your results. Here are five lifestyle changes that you may want to start before surgery and continue after your procedure.
1. Keep Moving
Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. We don’t need an expensive gym membership to get up and move a bit each day. The internet is full of suggestions for ways you can get started to stay active. It’s important to follow your doctor’s recommendations about what level of exercise your body can handle immediately following plastic surgery.
2. Drink Enough Water
Many Americans drink less than the recommended amount of daily water. Water can help you recover post-plastic surgery. Lubbock patients have even experienced a reduction in headaches or kidney problems when upping their water intake to sufficient levels.
3. Eat Right
Eating right will help you feel good and look good as you maintain your shape post-plastic surgery. Think of replacing one not-so-healthy food choice with a better choice instead of simply restricting yourself from the things you love. Lubbock Dr. Jane Rowley can counsel together with you on some eating choices that you can slowly incorporate into your new life.
4. Stop Smoking or Using Nicotine
Believe it or not, smoking can impede your healing. Most surgeons will ask you to stop smoking several weeks before your surgery and then remain off nicotine for several weeks after surgery. Smoking significantly interferes with your body’s ability to oxygenate your blood supply. This oxygen is vital to the healing process. You’ll heal more quickly and maintain your new body better if you remain off nicotine post-plastic surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley asks all of her patients to refrain from nicotine use before and following plastic surgery procedures.
5. Love Who You Are and How You Look
Having plastic surgery doesn’t mean you don’t love yourself, it just means you’re ready for a change. And changes can take time to get used to. Work with your surgeon to set accurate expectations of what your new body will look like.
If you’re ready for a new you and a new, healthy lifestyle, give Dr. Jane Rowley’s office a call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.