Healthy Lifestyles are Imperative for Long-Lasting Plastic Surgery Results
At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C., our highly skilled plastic surgeons perform breast, body, and facial procedures ranging from facelift and rhinoplasty to liposuction and breast reconstruction. Each patient has different aesthetic goals, depending on their unique body structure and needs. While our surgeons consult and customize a treatment plan for each individual patient, they emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle after surgery for all patients. Healthy eating and regular exercise are essential for body contouring patients while facial cosmetic surgery patients should avoid smoking and adopt a skincare regimen. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is always important, but it is essential to maintaining long-lasting results after plastic surgery.
Body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty or liposuction provide effective results for a thinner, slimmer physique. Liposuction can remove unwanted fat from trouble areas such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and calves. Tummy tuck surgery can improve the midsection by removing excess skin and fat and retightening weakened abdominal muscles for a smooth contour. Our surgeons remind patients that cosmetic body procedures should not substitute a balanced diet or exercise program. Eating nutritious foods is especially important following surgery as patients may not be fully able to exercise for a while. Adopting an exercise routine after complete recovery from surgery will also maintain results as it helps with weight management and decreases the risk of other health conditions.
Diet and exercise are still important for overall health for patients who undergo facial plastic surgery, but a healthy skincare regimen and avoiding bad lifestyle habits such as smoking and sunbathing are important to prolong facial cosmetic results. Many patients pursue procedures such as facelift, brow lift surgery, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to reduce the signs of aging. Smoking and sunbathing will cause more prominent wrinkles as skin is dehydrated and exposed to elements. While surgery does not stop the aging process, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and skincare products can keep skin healthy and vibrant. AYA Medical Spa, owned and operated by Atlanta Plastic Surgery, provides medical grade skincare products and non-invasive treatments such as Botox® to help patients maintain results.
After any procedure at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, each patient will receive instructions for post-operative care. If patients are looking to adopt a new lifestyle plan, it is important to discuss them with your plastic surgeon in post-operative appointments. If you’re interested in a procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also be sure to connect with Atlanta Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.