Did you know that one of the benefits of exercise is that it can enhance the results of your cosmetic procedure? That’s right, patients who have had plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures find they experience better surgical outcomes.
Let’s review some of the beauty benefits of working out and what happens when you pair exercise with your cosmetic procedures. First, let’s look at the general health benefits of exercising.
Beauty Benefits of Exercising
Exercise is good for your mind, body, and spiritual health. Regular exercise helps people maintain their weight, look and feel better, and has many other health and wellness benefits.
Exercise helps your body fight disease like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, and osteoporosis. It also reduces your chances of having a stroke or developing heart disease.
Along with general health advantages, there are many beauty benefits to working out:
Makes Skin Glow
Exercise gets your heart pumping, which stimulates blood flow. Increased blood flow sends oxygenated blood to the surface of your skin, giving you a healthy glow. It also ensures that your skin gets all the essential nutrients it needs.
Stress takes its toll on the human body. The body is hardwired to react to stress to combat threats from predators or other dangers. It’s a natural reaction to the Fight, Flight, or Freeze response, and researchers have linked stress to many chronic conditions and health problems, such as:
- Digestive issues
- Weight fluctuations
- Heart Disease
- Muscle tension and pain
- High blood pressure
- Risk of a stroke
- Sleeping problems
- Memory loss
- Cognitive impairment
Exercise is an excellent way to work off the energy stored in the body from a stress trigger. There is also a chemical reaction in the brain when people work out. The brain releases norepinephrine, a natural element that works as a hormone and a neurotransmitter.
Working out also relieves many of the symptoms stress has on your body. For example, exercise improves sleep patterns, concentration, and cognitive reasoning.
Not to mention exercise has numerous psychological benefits. These relieve stress and improve results when you have a cosmetic procedure.
Pairing Exercise With Cosmetic Procedures for the Best Results
Pairing exercises with some cosmetic procedures can improve your surgical results. For example, a proper diet with adequate nutrition and working out can help make your face look even more sculpted and refined after a tumescent liposuction procedure.
Working out can also reduce recovery time by promoting blood flow and circulation. The current U.S. guidelines for exercise include engaging in at least one of the following weekly:
- No less than 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity
- At least 150 to 300 minutes of moderately intense exercises
- A combination of either of the above for a minimum of 300 minutes
Consult With Your Doctor Before Beginning a New Routine
While exercise has many health benefits, there are some things to consider when choosing the right workout regimen. First, you must consult with your doctor.
If you have recently had a cosmetic procedure, wait until your doctor clears you to work out. Not waiting can have adverse health effects and can impair your cosmetic results.
Dr. Binder and his surgical team can answer any questions regarding exercise and how they can help you recover (and improve results) from the cosmetic procedures he performs. Never hesitate to call.