How Can You Maintain Body Contouring Results?
Hoping to maintain results from surgical body shaping at our NJ-based Burnett Plastic Surgery for as long as possible? Body contouring procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift (BBL), and fat transfer surgery can produce excellent results by reshaping and contouring the body. However, maintaining the best results possible requires effort and commitment on your part.
Here are some tips for maintaining your body contouring results:
Follow a Healthy Diet
A balanced diet rich in protein can help to support your body’s healing process, prevent the development of new fat deposits, and maintain your results. Avoid processed foods and sugar, since these can lead to weight gain and reduce the effectiveness of your body contouring procedure. Avoid fad diets and excessive calorie restriction, because this can lead to rapid weight loss and skin laxity.
Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, improving your muscle tone, and keeping your body in shape. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each day, and incorporate both cardiovascular and strength-training exercises into your routine.
Drinking plenty of water can help you maintain your skin elasticity and reduce the risk of skin sagging. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Hydration helps to increase the water content of the skin, which, in turn, makes it more elastic. When the skin is well-hydrated, it can better withstand the effects of gravity and environmental factors, such as sun exposure and dry air, which can cause it to become saggy and wrinkled.
Avoid Excessive Weight Gain
Rapid weight gain can lead to skin laxity and the development of new fat deposits. Avoid binge eating, and maintain a stable weight to preserve your body contouring results.
Follow Postoperative Instructions
Be sure to follow our postoperative instructions carefully, including recommendations for physical activity and wound care. We may also recommend additional procedures, such as non-surgical skin tightening, to help you maintain your body contouring results.
Want to find out more about how to maintain the results of surgical body shaping? Our team at Burnett Plastic Surgery can provide further details about this and other forms of cosmetic surgery. Call us at 908.233.0200 or fill out an online contact form to request an appointment if you would like to learn more.