Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions with Plastic Surgery
Every year around this time, many plastic surgeons, including Dr. Ronald DeMars, see an influx of men and women scheduling consultations to discuss their cosmetic concerns and goals. This is no coincidence as many New Year’s resolutions are centered on weight loss and fitness. As plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity, more people are learning about its benefits and how cosmetic enhancement can boost quality of life.
“It’s surprising how many patients go on to lose weight and improve their physical fitness after plastic surgery because of how much better they feel about themselves,” Dr. DeMars says.
Read on to learn how plastic surgery can help achieve your New Year’s resolutions.
Plastic Surgery Can Inspire a Healthier Lifestyle
There is no substitute for healthy eating and exercise. However, body contouring, which refers to a group of cosmetic procedures that eliminate excess skin and fat pockets, can make it easier to stick to your weight loss and fitness goals. Procedures like arm lift and body lift remove folds of skin that interfere with mobility. Without excess skin and tissue in the way, individuals are able to move around freely and exercise more comfortably.
While some individuals seek plastic surgery as motivation to lose weight, others undergo cosmetic procedures after losing a large amount of weight. Small pockets of fat can still persist after losing weight while loose skin that hangs off the body cannot be treated by diet and exercise, or bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Liposuction removes surplus fat that is resistant to weight loss, thereby fine-tuning the body’s contours. Lift procedures also sculpt the contours by excising excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues. Many patients are thrilled with their body contouring results and are more than motivated to maintain their improved physique by exercising and eating more healthily.
The benefits of undergoing plastic surgery after weight loss have been documented by several research studies. One study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, found that patients who have undergone weight loss and have had plastic surgery are better at maintaining their long-term weight loss compared to those that did not undergo plastic surgery.
Make 2019 Your Year
Start the New Year looking and feeling great. Dr. DeMars is the plastic surgeon Portland patients trust for beautiful body contouring results. He will gladly meet with you to evaluate your candidacy and recommend a treatment plan that best meets your cosmetic needs and goals. Book your consultation by contacting our Portland practice today.