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.
For the first 48 hours after surgery (or more, if your doctor says so), you should rest and take it easy. During the first few weeks after surgery, you can gradually increase your activity level as you feel your energy returning. Soon you’ll be able to return to (or begin a life of) exercise, including walking, using the elliptical, biking, lifting weights, and more!
Before you jump into physical activity after your plastic surgery procedure, there are several things you should keep in mind:
- Don’t rush it – Build back to your old routine slowly, or implement a new one with the help of someone experienced, like a personal trainer.
- If you had a breast augmentation, be sure to find a supportive bra to work out in.
- Hydrate – Swelling occurs even months after surgery. Drink plenty of water to reduce puffiness.
- Consider a trainer – A personal fitness trainer who knows your medical history can recommend safe and effective exercises.
When you do return to exercise, there are some fantastic places to work out in North Texas. Check out these facilities in the Southlake and Plano, Texas areas that will make exercising enjoyable – and help you maintain your new shape:
A yoga, pilates, and barre studio, SunstoneFIT is the perfect way to ease back into a routine. With an introductory offer of 10 unlimited days of classes for $10 and close to 100 classes a week, you can try out fitness classes and decide what’s best for you. The classes at SunstoneFIT are heated, meaning you can get your sweat on in every session.
The term “crossfit” can be overwhelming to some people, but at Grapevine CrossFit you’ll learn from experienced instructors and work muscles you never knew you had. This is a great place for those looking to enhance their normal workout routines.
Anytime Fitness is open 24 hours, so you can hit the gym anytime the motivation strikes. With treadmills, ellipticals, and trainers, you can work out on your comfort level and push yourself when you’re ready!
Horseshoe Trail at Lake Grapevine
For the more adventurous exercisers or those who just want to be outdoors, Horsehoe Trail at Lake Grapevine offers walking, hiking, and biking. The trail is paved, but there are also side trails that take you up and down hills, among trees, and into nature.
If you have doubts about working out after your plastic surgery procedure, consult your physician. But don’t be overwhelmed! A healthy lifestyle is exciting and can help ensure that you’ll maintain the ideal shape you dreamed of achieving.