Though plastic surgery is not intended to replace the need for a healthy lifestyle, it has many important advantages for those hoping to improve their overall wellbeing. If you’re getting close to achieving your goal weight and have a few additional aesthetic alterations you would like to make, we strongly encourage you to look into cosmetic surgery. According to current research, plastic surgery could improve your weight loss outcomes for several different reasons:
3 Ways Plastic Surgery Helps Patients Stay Healthy
Plastic surgery helps people stay motivated to maintain a healthy weight.
We’re surrounded by temptation (tantalizing fast food ads, being invited out for dinner or drinks with friends, etc.), and it’s hard to stay on track with our diets. This is especially true when those diets haven’t yielded the results we were hoping for. People who have achieved a healthy weight but still struggle with stubborn fat deposits or loose, sagging skin have been shown by multiple studies to regain more weight than formerly obese patients who undergo abdominal sculpting procedures. (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013)
Plastic surgery makes it easier to exercise.
Plastic surgery makes it easier for patients to exercise in two ways: first, people who aren’t ashamed of their bodies find it much easier to don form-fitting exercise gear and head to the gym or local trail (After all, no one wants to try an intense cardio workout if they know they’ll be dealing with visibly jiggling fat.). Second: some plastic surgery procedures, notably abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) make it physically easier to exercise. During an abdominoplasty, the patient’s abdominal muscles are tightened, allowing those muscles to better support the core of the body. This leads to reduced back pain and the ability to properly strengthen the stomach area. (Damaged abdominal muscles do not respond properly to stomach flattening exercises.)
Certain surgeries can help with appetite control.
Preliminary evidence suggests that many patients who have tummy tuck surgery become full after eating more quickly. This is likely due to the “compressing” effect of their newly-tightened abdominal muscles.Plastic surgery may also help to limit “comfort eating.” People who feel good about themselves typically socialize more and enjoy greater mood stability; this may reduce the urge to eat for pleasure.
If you would like to learn more about how plastic surgery can enhance your life, why not book a consultation with us? We’ll be happy to explain the risks, rewards, and long-term effects of cosmetic surgery.