If you have made the decision to have surgery to remove excess fat and sculpt your body into a more attractive shape, you will want to do all you can to preserve your new appearance. Careful management of your weight will ensure that you will continue to enjoy the benefits that plastic surgery can bring. The Best U Now can offer advice on preventing weight gain, so you continue to look your best.
Eat Healthy and Clean
If your physician has recommended losing a few pounds before your surgery, you may already have a diet plan that works for you. In general, your goal should be to include foods that provide proper nutrients but are low in calories. Eating plenty of green, leafy vegetables, lean meat, fish, nuts, and whole-grains will ensure your diet provides proper nutrition. Try to eat “clean” foods, that is, those that are not highly processed. The healthiest foods have only a few ingredients and are low in fat, sugar and salt. Portion control is an important part of weight management. Fill your plate with vegetables, instead of rice, potatoes and meat. Keep fresh vegetables, whole-grain crackers, nuts and seeds on hand for low-calorie snacking. Avoid soft drinks and sugary desserts.
As soon as your physician permits it, you should begin an exercise program that will help you to maintain a healthy weight. You may be advised to begin your program gradually to ensure that you are fully healed. When permitted, you can then begin a regular program of exercise. If you choose an activity you enjoy, you are more likely to continue on a regular basis. Workouts on the machines at the gym, swimming, bicycling, tennis or other sports are just a few activities that can provide muscle toning and burning of calories.
Set Up a Good Support System
Your family, friends and close co-workers can provide a good network to keep you on track with your weight management program. If they are aware of your efforts, they can help ensure you are eating the right foods and continue to get the right amount of exercise. Ask a friend to go for a walk in the park. Take your family bicycling. These individuals can also provide a listening ear when you encounter difficulties.
You should always follow your surgeon’s instructions for post-surgery care. For some procedures, you may be required to limit your activities for a period of time to ensure proper healing of tissues. Your physician will provide detailed instructions that are appropriate for your post-surgery care and will answer any additional questions you may have.
Make The Best U Now Your Choice for Cosmetic Procedures
Dr. Dorian Wilkerson and the team at The Best U Now use their extensive knowledge of plastic and cosmetic surgery techniques to provide the highest quality care for their patients in Weston, FL and nearby communities. We offer a range of procedures to help you look your best and individualized attention that ensures successful results. Call The Best U Now today at 954-446-6464 for an appointment to learn more about body sculpturing and keeping weight off after surgery.