measuring-tape-around-female-waistMy medical team and I always educate our patients about the importance of wellness. Not just in the cosmetic sense, but overall physical and mental wellness. What I often try to express to my patients during plastic surgery consultations is that achieving wellness is a comprehensive process that takes several factors into account. Today, I wanted to discuss both how undergoing plastic surgery can contribute positively to a person’s overall wellness, and how living well can enhance a person’s plastic surgery experience.

How Plastic Surgery Can Aid Overall Wellness

There is an undeniable connection between how a person looks and how they feel. That doesn’t mean that undergoing a plastic surgery procedure will guarantee a person long-term happiness, and that obviously should not be expected. But it’s a fact that improving the appearance with plastic surgery can have a significantly positive impact on a person’s self-confidence and emotional wellbeing. During consultation appointments in my office, I take time to ask all of my patients what they really want to achieve with plastic surgery, beyond just wanting to alter some aspect of their appearance. In many cases, this boost in self-esteem is a common driving force for patients to continue with their wellness journey. Additionally, our practice administrator Jackie Madison is NESTA-certified and specializes in nutrition and fitness coaching. She is available to assist our patients in planning and achieving their health and lifestyle changes.

How Living Well Can Enhance Plastic Surgery

It’s also a fact that prioritizing wellness and making healthy lifestyle decisions can enhance the plastic surgery experience by helping to maintain plastic surgery results over time. In the case of body contouring procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, the results achieved require upkeep as the years go on to stay looking their best. Many of my patients use this as extra motivation to make wellness-centric lifestyle choices like eating a healthy, balanced diet and making sure to exercise or do some sort of physical activity every day.

Regardless of what kind of plastic surgery procedure you are interested in, it’s important to remember that undergoing a cosmetic procedure is not a “quick-fix” to achieving physical and emotional wellness. Still, the effects of cosmetic surgery on a person’s mental health and overall happiness should not be discounted. If you are interested in setting your lifestyle change into motion and want to know how plastic surgery can help, contact Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation. Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more.