HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SURGERY

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SURGERY

FIRST, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A HEALTHY BMI BEFORE UNDERGOING PLASTIC SURGERY?

  • It is important that you can maintain a stable and healthy weight (and a BMI) before surgery.
  • This is because gaining weight after plastic surgery will often detrimentally affect your results.
  • Being overweight is also detrimental to your surgical experience, as it can increase the risk of complications and excess inflammation as your body tries to heal.

WHY IS LOSING WEIGHT SO IMPORTANT BEFORE SURGERY?

  • Your BMI, a calculation of the percentage of body fat, affects the results of cosmetic surgery in many ways.
  • Your BMI will have an impact on the results of reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as purely cosmetic surgery procedures, including how long the results of your surgery and aesthetic appearance will last.
  • Your weight can also affect the risks of complications of plastic surgery.
    The more healthy your BMI is before surgery, the less likely you are to experience potential complications or end up with a result that you are not so happy about.
  • Your BMI is a relevant measure of your body fat content; however, there may be other factors about the composition of your body that may affect your surgical experience.
  • But it is not ONLY your body weight that will affect the results of your surgery.
  • Your general health, your daily habits, your skin condition AND your body fat content against lean muscle tissues ALSO have an impact.

IF YOU HAVE 5 KILOS TO 10 KILOS OR LESS LOSE:

  • Your surgeon will advise you if you are a suitable candidate for surgery.
  • Having only 5 to 10 kilos may seem like little to lose, but these last few kilos can also be the hardest to change.
  • Try to allow yourself 3 months to 6 months to lose 5 to 10 kilos, respectively.
  • Do not do anything drastic and avoid fad diet regimens, they rarely last.
  • Instead, use scientifically validated feeding plans

THE BEST WAYS TO LOSE UP TO 10 KILOS

OUR 10 BEST TIPS FOR LOSING 5 TO 10 KILOS INCLUDE:

  • Drink enough water: at least 10 to 15 large glasses a day (and no, soda and coffee do not count)
  • Keep track of what you eat, with a food consumption diary; since what is measured can be monitored, and vice versa (keeping track of what you are consuming helps keep you “aware of your calorie intake” instead of eating nonsense)
  • Avoid all alcohol and packaged products, as they often contain high calories and excess sugar
  • Read the labels and AVOID hidden sugars in foods such as cereal muesli or protein bars (there is a lot of hidden sugar as evidenced in THAT SUGAR FILM.
  • Exercise regularly but add more cardiovascular and muscle development activities (muscle mass burns more calories per day than body fat), ideally under the guidance of a qualified personal trainer or physiotherapist (and listen to your body / honor any previous injury – do not go overboard where you hurt or tense your muscles)
  • Eat healthy every 4 to 5 hours while awake (grazing instead of large meals)
  • Considering limiting carbohydrates and focusing on lean proteins, but under the guidance of a weight loss expert or a GP / medical professional
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits instead of carbohydrates
  • Using olive oil and balsamic vinegar, for the taste, but avoiding margarine and fried foods
  • Weigh yourself every 10 days so you can track, but be patient and know that slow weight loss, over time, is often more sustainable than fast weight loss and the fad diet