An integral part of leading a healthy and active lifestyle is looking as good as you feel. If you care about keeping in good shape physically and do make the effort to maintain a healthy diet you will go a long way towards maintaining a young and attractive image. However, sun damage, weight fluctuations, health issues, and (for women) pregnancy, will eventually take their toll on your body. That’s where plastic surgery can play a significant part in helping you maintain or enhance a healthy lifestyle.
The obvious benefit of plastic surgery is that it can improve your physical appearance, but there are emotional benefits as well. Improving or correcting one aspect of your body you’ve always felt self-conscious about can help you to appear visibly younger and/or in better shape which in turn will also improve your self-esteem and confidence.
According to one Miami plastic surgeon, “Many of my patients who have had plastic surgery afterwards tend to be more active, healthier, and more involved in living life to its fullest than they were previously, and when compared to most people in their same age group.”
Throughout the plastic surgery process patients are given strict directions on things they can and cannot do in order to make sure they have the safest and best experience and results. Things such as refraining from drinking alcohol and smoking are extremely important for an optimal recovery and result. Cosmetic surgery is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. They actually go hand in hand with plastic surgery to obtain the best possible results. Throughout the recovery period your surgeon will you instruct and encourage you to maintain an exercise routine and a healthy diet.
“After surgery and when their results are really becoming evident, the most common question I get from my patients is, “Can I go to the gym?”, says Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer.
Most patients will be so delighted with the results of their plastic surgery that they will be instantly motivated to make important changes in their diet and exercise and activity level. Simply being able to wear more revealing clothing following breast augmentation or liposuction or showing off a new hair style to complement their new nose can give patients a renewed vitality that carries over into a resolve to change unhealthy habits and adopt a new and healthier lifestyle.
It is important to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your plastic surgery options. Deciding to have surgery is an important and very personal part of how you see yourself and how surgery can enhance your specific lifestyle. It is important to follow the given instructions both pre- and post-operatively not just for your safety but so you can obtain the best possible results.
Your improved self-image and satisfaction with your improved appearance can lead to a healthier and more active lifestyle as your mind and body work together to enhance your life as a whole. For some patients, plastic surgery may be a turning point or new beginning at some pivotal point in their lives, so finding and speaking to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can be your first step towards an improved look, outlook, and a healthier and happier lifestyle.