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The Link between Plastic Surgery and Healthier Lifestyles

 

In our last several blog posts, we illustrated the many health benefits that are the result of plastic surgery.

For example, fat removal from liposuction can help to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of diabetes.

Meanwhile, rhinoplasty improves breathing while a breast reduction can decrease and relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain.

But did you know that there’s a link between plastic surgery and healthier lifestyles too?

The Link between Plastic Surgery and Healthier Lifestyles

It makes sense if you think about it.

When people feel bogged down by their bodies – be it from excess weight, pain, or difficulty breathing – they are less inclined to engage in physical activity. Once they are relieved of those problems, they feel better about their bodies and can move about more freely.

And that’s a big plus because one of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is through exercise.

The Link between Plastic Surgery and Healthier Lifestyles

The Importance of Exercise

Exercise can, of course, help to maintain weight loss while preventing weight gain. That’s certainly motivation enough for some people to adopt a regular exercise regimen.

But the benefits go beyond that.

 

  1. Encourages Healthier Eating

Once patients have completed their surgery and are ready to partake in exercise, many are surprised to find the connection between physical activity and eating well.

Or, more accurately, wanting to eat well.

If they’d previously been consuming unhealthy food on a regular basis, they’d come to accept lethargy and low-energy as the norm. Once they arrive at the gym or fitness center with new-found confidence and self-esteem, it becomes clear that that old diet does nothing to foster their new exercise routine.

It doesn’t take long before they adopt a diet rich in whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean meats, and low-fat dairy to maintain their new appearance and help boost their energy for their workouts.

  1. Combats Health Conditions and Diseases

Exercise keeps the blood flowing, lowers blood pressure, and decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also brings down triglyceride levels.

In fact, regular exercise can help to manage or even prevent a range of health problems including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Many types of cancer
  • Arthritis

It can also assist in improved cognitive function and can lower the risk of death from all causes.

  1. Boosts Mood

 

When plastic surgery patients feel better about their appearance, it increases their confidence and self-esteem. They want to continue to “do right” by their bodies.

Engaging in physical activity adds to this by stimulating the production of endorphins – the brain chemicals that boost a sense of happiness and well-being. It also decreases stress and improves cognitive function.

Another big plus? The mental health benefits that come as a result of social connection. Many plastic surgery patients forge new friendships and relationships at gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, running clubs, or whatever group exercise experience speaks to them.

  1. Increases Energy

One of the most rewarding aspects of regular physical exercise is the ability to see the progress. As patients build their strength and increase their endurance, the natural by-product is a boost in energy. But they’ll also notice positive changes in their bodies that motivate them to continue.

In addition, exercise helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and enables the cardiovascular system to work more efficiently. This also increases energy levels.

Finally, because regular physical activity contributes to longer and deeper sleep, the result is improved energy and more wakefulness throughout the day.

It’s hard to put a price on the value of that.

Are You Ready to Both Look and FEEL Better?

There’s a clear connection between plastic surgery and healthier lifestyles.

Increased confidence and self worth from plastic surgery boosts the motivation to exercise and eat well. It also leads to less depression and anxiety about one’s appearance in private and public spaces, better relationships with partners, and even improved production in the work place.

So if you’re ready to get on board with a healthier lifestyle, contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll sit down with you and determine the best treatment options to get you started on your path.