Are you getting body contouring after weight loss? This is a big step toward reclaiming your body and becoming the best version of yourself. However, the recovery process can feel intimidating – especially if you need body lifts in multiple areas.
To make it easier, here are some body contouring tips for a speedier recovery.
Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard
You will need to start moving soon after body contouring surgery. It promotes healing and helps prevent blood clots. However, you need to be careful not to push yourself too hard. If you do, you can cause injury and delay your recovery. In some cases, you might even need additional surgery.
[pullquote]Laying in bed isn’t ideal, but neither is going too hard before your body is ready.[/pullquote]
Focus on Good Habits
Basically, nourish your body, don’t hinder its healing. If you smoke, stop, and don’t take the habit back up again since it harms blood flow. Stay hydrated. Focus on getting 8-12 cups of water in a day (herbal teas and low calorie juices work too). And eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Monitor the Health of Your Incisions
Infection is a big risk after any surgical procedure. You lower the risk by keeping your bandages clean, changing them according to schedule. Make sure you keep your incisions dry as well, as moist environments breed bacteria.
Go for Loose Clothing
Tight-fitting clothing may be what you want after recovery to show off your new figure, but aside from prescribed compression garments, go for looser clothes. These will increase your comfort and minimize the risk of damage to your incisions.
Of course, everyone is different. To get recovery advice tailored to you, schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons. Call the office at 410-740-9330 or fill out our contact form.