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Dr. Sacha Obaid, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby Fort Worth, Texas

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By Sacha Obaid

Whether or not you’ve chosen a procedure like a tummy tuck or liposuction to sculpt the shape of your midsection, exercise is crucial. The abdominal area is one of the hardest parts of the body to tone because it’s difficult to isolate many of the muscles there.

Of course, during recovery from surgery, it’s best to start exercising very gradually to prevent injury. Follow your surgeon’s instructions when it comes to resuming flat tummy exercises, and take it easy—your body’s still healing, so you’re likely to tire more quickly than you’re used to.

Peer pressure is something you might think of as only involving children and teenagers, but, unfortunately, adults aren’t immune. During the holidays in particular, peer pressure often revolves around food in ways that make food difficult to refuse, even when you don’t want it. Overeating can set back your prep for a plastic surgery procedure and prevent you from achieving the look of your best self.

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By Sacha Obaid

The holiday season is all about family, fun, and food—and lots of it. Overeating during Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and more is almost a part of the tradition of the holidays. Unfortunately, it’s a very unhealthy one.

Learn how to recognize and how to avoid overeating to make your holidays healthier, and your body will thank you for it.

The six-week period from Thanksgiving to the New Year is full of delicious temptation, and for many people, it’s the hardest time of year to stick to a healthy eating plan. Staying on track, however, is no less important if you’re prepping for or recovering from a plastic surgery procedure.

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By Sacha Obaid

Whether you’ve chosen a minor procedure or one that’s more extensive, the number-one piece of advice surgeons stress to their patients after their procedures is: Let your body heal properly!

For plastic surgery after-care, your surgeon will arm you with a list of dos and don’ts. Following them carefully will not only prevent complications and help you heal properly, it will also help you get the best results!

By Sacha Obaid

Plastic surgery procedures that are medically necessary improve the health or function of a person’s body. Many of these procedures are also cosmetic as a secondary function. Issues such as birth defects, injury, disease, and more qualify people to have medically necessary plastic surgery. While in these instances plastic surgery often improves the cosmetic appearance of a patient, it most importantly improves jaw function, breathing, and more.

Medically necessary plastic surgery procedures include (but are not limited to):

By Sacha Obaid

After a plastic surgery procedure it is up to the patient to care for their new shape. Healthy eating habits and well-rounded exercise are key to long-lasting results.

Weight-reduction cosmetic surgery procedures are not permanent weight-loss solutions. Tummy tucks and liposuction are contouring processes that trim, tighten, and tone your shape. Not maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine post-procedure may result in weight gain around your treated areas.

By Sacha Obaid

When recovering from plastic surgery, it’s important to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. While you’ll get lots of advice from your doctor and others on things to do during your recovery, there are also a few things you should not do.

While recovering from any procedure, avoid the following to promote healing and get back on your feet as your new-and-improved self: