This is it: you’ve spent the money and are now enjoying your brand new look. But how can you keep the results for as long as possible? You have put a lot—financially, physically, and emotionally—into this procedure. And following these steps can help you keep your investment in tip-top condition. No matter what type of procedure you’ve just had, whether it is a tummy tuck or a breast augmentation, these tips can help you maintain your surgical results.
Follow the Rules
If you’re still in the recovery stage, it is critical to follow the surgeon’s post-op instructions. These aren’t just suggestions. They will make or break your health and your look. In addition, make sure that you schedule and keep all necessary follow-up appointments.
Care for Your Skin
No matter where on your body the procedure took place, you need to be taking care of your skin. It will be very delicate and therefore needs extra care. In addition, you will have scars that are healing. To help them heal in the best way, you should take extra care to avoid sun damage. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. And, as relaxing as they are, avoiding spas and saunas, as the steam actually dries out your skin.
Be Fit and Healthy
Just like in any normal circumstance, the most important thing to do to keep your body in shape is to eat healthy and be active. A healthy lifestyle not only keeps you feeling slim—therefore maintaining the results of your surgery—but it also keeps you looking younger. Don’t overeat, and make sure your diet is full of nutrients and a lot of water-content, like melons, green vegetables, berries, and citrus.
When exercising (once approved by your doctor, of course; you don’t want any injuries or tearing after the surgery), mix in both strength and cardio to stave off fat and target trouble areas. A great way to stay active is to add simple activities every day, like taking the stairs, going on walks, or doing exercises doing commercial breaks.
Try to find a routine that works for you and your life. Regularity will help your body adjust to it’s new shape, and you will feel better longer. Of course, if you do find yourself needing some touch-up work done, we are always here to help keep your tummy tight or your breasts from sagging.