Last year, our ‘New Year: New You Resolutions’ blog was a big hit. This year, however, with the media dominated by the PIP implant scandal and talk of a second recession getting people down, it is easy to forget how little changes – not just the big ones like cosmetic surgery – can really get you feeling back on track.
So here’s a re-cap on the New Year’s Resolutions that it’s actually worth making (you know, the ones that you shouldn’t give up on after the first month)*.
3 New Years Resolutions That Will Help Your Cosmetic Surgery:
- Quit smoking – both smoking and being overweight puts patients at higher risk for wound healing problems after cosmetic surgery procedures.
- Get your Body Mass Index down to an optimal, stable level (ideally below 30) – Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) procedures particularly benefit from weight being at a sustainable level prior to surgery. So, too, do Breast Augmentation and Uplift (Mastopexy) procedures where your surgeon’s good work can be undone if you dramatically change weight after surgery.
- Improve your skincare regime – whilst facelifts, botox and dermal filler treatments can do wonders for your facial appearance, prolonged youthful beauty in the face comes from the glow of great skin condition. The best skin regime for stimulating collagen (the factor which makes us look younger and healthier), repairing and regenerating involves layering a serum and a moisturiser, packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Niacinamide. We highly recommend the Flavo C range (stocked in our Aurora Clinics branches).
Although cosmetic surgery can make dramatic improvements to you, physically and emotionally, it is not a “miracle cure” alone: there are often other contributing factors in your lifestyle that will effect the outcomes of your surgery, the results achieved and how long they may last.
So isn’t it great news that some of the things you can do to help this are typical New Years resolutions, anyway!
It really is in your best interest to begin the New Year on a healthy note if considering 2012 surgery.
So, Happy New Year from all here at Aurora Clinics: Let’s make it a beautiful one…but, above all, a healthy one!
*For New Years’ resolutions you should let fall by the wayside, think: never eating chocolate again, being a Size 0 by March or Marrying Prince Harry. Sorry, ladies – it aint gonna happen.
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