Sometimes, the timing isn’t right for body recontouring procedures like a tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast augmentation. Perhaps your finances won’t currently allow for it. Maybe you’re hoping to have more children. You might be struggling with illness or recovering from an injury. If body recontouring isn’t possible at the moment, there’s plenty that you can do to make the most of your body as it is right now.
- Work towards and maintain a healthy weight
- Make small changes to improve overall health
- Focus on the positive by staying active
- Wear clothes that fit and flatter
Achieve and Maintain an Ideal Weight
Liposuction and a tummy tuck aren’t substitutes for weight loss. Before considering body recontouring, it’s important to do your best to arrive at your ideal weight and remain at it. If you’ve tried dieting and exercising without getting the results you want, you might consider seeking outside help. Local weight loss programs, such as SSM Health Dean Medical Group Weight Management Services, can offer the structure, knowledge, and personalized help to assist you in attaining your weight loss goals.
Develop Healthy Habits
In order to make the most of your body, it’s important to tend to its present needs. What is currently lacking in your daily routine? Setting big goals such as “eating better” might be difficult to follow through on. Sticking to small, attainable goals each week will motivate you to reach and sustain these changes. Adding more fruits and vegetables, eating less candy, drinking less alcohol, making a point to spend time with friends, and getting even fifteen more minutes of sleep each night can help you feel better and make the most of your body as it is right now.
Try a New Sport or Activity
When you’re unhappy with your body, it’s easy to focus on its negative aspects. You shouldn’t forget that there are plenty of ways to make the most of your body as it is right now by being active. Playing sports, enjoying time outdoors, and engaging in fun activities with friends and family can help you appreciate what you have, even if it’s not perfect. If a recent illness or surgery has hampered your ability to follow your usual exercise regime, consider trying out a low-impact activity, such as water aerobics, with a friend.
Style the Body You Have Right Now
When you’re unhappy with your body, it’s tempting to hide in baggy clothes or squeeze into too-tight clothing that has long since stopped fitting in the hopes that you’ll someday slim down. Make the most of your body as it is by investing in a few well-fitting items. Clothes that are cut well are naturally slimming and will help you feel confident in the skin you’re in. Fun accessories like jewelry and scarves can dress up those outfits for work or special nights out. A few flattering workout pieces can help you feel good about your appearance even while you work to lose weight.
If your situation has changed and a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation are viable options, let Dr. Thomas Bartell help you make the most of your body. Call 608-271-0500 or request a FREE consult here. Contact Dr. Bartell’s office for a no-obligation consultation today.