Body contouring procedures are increasingly popular options for transforming your figure. From tummy tucks to liposuction, these procedures help individuals achieve a look more in line with their vision. However, getting the best result isn’t just a matter of showing up on the day of your surgery. There are certain things to do before body contouring.
Ground Your Goals in Reality
There is a lot that plastic surgery can do, but it can only go so far, especially in a single surgery. To keep your expectations realistic, look at tummy tuck before and after photos of other patients that your plastic surgeon has worked with and note the degree of change. You can expect roughly the same from your own procedure, though, keep in mind that your results will be unique to you.
You want the best results possible from your body contouring. By taking a few simple steps before your procedure, you can set yourself up for success.
Stabilize Your Weight
Something we often see from people seeking body contouring is crash dieting prior to their procedure. They figure that the lower their weight is heading into surgery, the better their outcome will be. However, when it comes to quality results from plastic surgery, stable weight matters more than being the lowest weight you possibly can reach. This is because weight gain after your procedure compromises the results, and weightloss from crash dieting never lasts.
Arrange for Help
The recovery period tends to go by fairly quickly, but you will need assistance at home in those first days. Arrange for people to help you take care of yourself, as well as any children or pets you have at home.
You will need to rest and relax and will be limited in your mobility. Remember: pushing yourself too hard after liposuction or other contouring can lead to injury and poor results.
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