14 Nov Maintain Abdominoplasty Results This Holiday Season
It can be hard trying to stick to a diet and exercise routine during the holiday season, especially around Thanksgiving. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie … the menu can go on and on, and the calories can go up and up. The cooler weather doesn’t exactly make us want to go out and get moving either. For most, this behavior is a given, and they expect to gain a few extra pounds; however, if you’ve recently had an abdominoplasty at John Park MD Plastic Surgery, the last thing you want to do is overindulge and gain weight.
During abdominoplasty excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is pulled taut to create a flat and smooth midsection. Any possible weight gain following a tummy tuck can affect your results. That’s why it’s important to be diligent about your habits following surgery even during the holiday season.
Eat in Moderation, But Be Realistic
If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know how difficult it can be to have a “zero tolerance” policy. Number one, it’s not realistic, and number two, it isn’t fair. If you try to restrict yourself without having an allowance, you’ll find yourself doing more damage than good. It’s like when you tell a child no. They’re going to do whatever you’re telling them no to and do it twice as much. The same will happen to you on your diet if you try to be too strict. Give yourself a break. If you eat in moderation and pick your sides wisely, you’ll be able to have that small slice of pie.
Make Exercise Fun
During the fall and winter months, no one likes to exercise. Everyone is busy, and if temperatures drop low enough, you don’t want to be outdoors. But if you’ve had abdominoplasty or any other body contouring procedure, it’s important to stay active even during these difficult months. This is when you need to get creative and have fun with your exercise routines. Try walking the dog longer than usual. Take the kids for a bike ride if it’s a nice day. Every little activity adds up. If it’s cold and rainy, be active inside with an elliptical machine or stationary bike. If you’re a bit on the outgoing side, take dance classes so you can showcase your new moves at the upcoming holiday parties.
Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. John Park MD Plastic Surgery Today!
The holidays are a time for lots of fun and excitement. However, they can also be a stressful time if you’ve had an abdominoplasty and are trying to maintain your results. Fear not, though, with a little planning and dedication you can enjoy the holidays without undoing all your hard work. Contact Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park and find out what else you can do to ensure you don’t hinder your abdominoplasty results. Or if you’re considering having a tummy tuck, call (949) 777-6883 to schedule a consultation.