Want to get the best results from your cosmetic procedure? It all starts with making sure you are fit and healthy.
Setting yourself health goals prior to going under the knife can help to reduce the risks, aid in recovery, and enhance your results. It is also a prerequisite for certain types of surgeries that you have a healthy BMI.
Here, we look at why getting healthier matters, and the types of health goals you should set to ensure you achieve the best cosmetic results.
Why is it important to get healthy before undergoing cosmetic surgery?
There are several reasons why it’s important to get healthy before undergoing cosmetic surgery. Healthy individuals have lower risks of complications during and after surgery, benefit from a quicker recovery, and experience better outcomes.
Pre-existing health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes can also affect the healing process and increase the risk of complications, making it important to address those before going under the knife.
If you do experience any complications, it may hamper your results, as well as put you at risk of serious health issues.
Which procedures require a healthy BMI?
Certain types of surgeries require you to be healthier than others. For example, liposuction and tummy tuck procedures will produce the best results in those with a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index).
Liposuction is often mistaken as a procedure to help patients lose weight. However, it is used solely as a body contour procedure. This means that while it can remove small, stubborn pockets of fat, patients are advised to be close to their ideal weight before going under the knife.
Similarly, a tummy tuck procedure can also remove stubborn pockets of fat. However, the main reason patients are advised to be at a healthy weight is because it is such an extensive procedure. The recovery for a tummy tuck, unless you undergo the mini version, is quite lengthy. So, anything that reduces the risk of complications is highly recommended.
What health goals should you set yourself before surgery?
If you are planning on having cosmetic surgery later this year, there are some health goals you should work towards. These include:
- Getting to a healthy weight
- Quitting smoking
- Cutting back on alcohol consumption
- Getting any pre-existing conditions under control
The fitter and healthier you are, the less risky the surgery will be. You are also more likely to achieve your desired results.
If you aren’t sure what health goals you should be working towards, book a consultation with Mr Horlock. He will carry out an assessment and provide recommendations based upon the type of procedure you want to undergo.