maintaining body contouring results virginia washington dc plastic surgeryFollowing recovery from your body contouring procedure from board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside, your body will have taken on a look that is more in line with your desires. These new contours, often ideally toned and trim, can improve clothing options, restore self-confidence, and even enhance physical abilities, but they cannot last without some effort on your part. This makes knowing how to maintain your body contouring results very important for long-term postoperative satisfaction.

If you are considering body contouring in McLean, Reston, or surrounding areas of Virginia, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates online or by calling 703-742-8004 today. We welcome patients from all areas of Virginia and Washington, DC at our two comfortable office locations.

Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

The best way to maintain results following liposuction, tummy tuck, and other body contouring treatments is by adopting a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a wholesome and well-balanced diet complete with:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Lean proteins
  • Plenty of water

Try to avoid foods that are unhealthy such as processed and packaged options or those high in sugar, simple carbs, and sodium. Be sure to also reduce or eliminate your intake of soda, beer, and other high calorie beverages.

Exercising after your tummy tuck or liposuction procedure is essential for maintaining results. Even 90 minutes of moderate exercise such as power-walking, swimming, or aerobics every week can be enough, but if you want to enhance results, more vigorous exercises are recommended. It is often best to work with a personal trainer following body contouring to learn how to safely and effectively get the results you desire.

Maintaining your body contouring results is not difficult, but it requires commitment to your health and happiness. During your initial consultation with our board-certified McLean plastic surgeon we can discuss this and other considerations in greater detail.