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

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Music has been an important part of human life for thousands of years, and the power of music to influence our emotional state is something most people know about. But even though we have a long history with music it’s only recently that scientists have proven just how beneficial it is. Medical researchers have found that listening to music has positive effects for people who are recovering from surgery!

By Sacha Obaid

Self-esteem—the way you feel about yourself—is inextricably tied to the way you look. Of course, other factors affect self-esteem, but appearance is an important one. Society places a high value on looks, and your physical appearance is the most readily apparent attribute that people encounter when meeting you for the first time. So what exactly is the relationship between your self-esteem and how attractive you look and feel?

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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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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!