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Maintaining a Stable Weight

Maintaining a Stable Weight

While maintaining a stable healthy weight is always advisable from a medical standpoint, it is important when undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery to maintain a stable weight prior to surgery.

For more information on cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills, feel free to utilize the knowledge of Dr. Kapoor for any questions or concerns about maintaining a stable weight.

What Does “Maintaining a Stable Weight” Mean?

Your body weight is always going to fluctuate naturally on a daily basis. Small fluctuations between 2 to 5 pounds are typical and constitute maintaining a stable weight.

Why is it Important for Cosmetic Procedures?

Maintaining a stable weight is important for a number of cosmetic procedures, particularly those for any type of body contouring or skin removal. The reason for this is because the cosmetic procedure process is usually a multi-step process and maintaining a stable weight throughout that process is necessary for the best results.

 

Initial Consultation – The first step to any cosmetic procedure is an initial consultation with the doctor.  This is typically when you will go over your desired cosmetic procedure and what results you would like to see.  Depending on your needs, Dr. Kapoor may make recommendations for you in order to get the best results.  At this time, Dr. Kapoor is going to review your overall health with you.  One of the things that he will inquire is whether you have stabilized and/or reached your ideal weight.  If you are currently losing weight or expect to lose more weight, he may delay your surgery until you have reached a stable desired weight.

 

Initial Consultation – The first step to any cosmetic procedure is an initial consultation with the doctor.  This is typically when you will go over your desired cosmetic procedure and what results you would like to see.  Depending on your needs, Dr. Kapoor may make recommendations for you in order to get the best results.  At this time, Dr. Kapoor is going to review your overall health with you.  One of the things that he will inquire is whether you have stabilized and/or reached your ideal weight.  If you are currently losing weight or expect to lose more weight, he may delay your surgery until you have reached a stable desired weight.

 

Surgery – Depending on the recommendations of the doctor, you may be booked for cosmetic surgery.  However, depending on both your and Dr. Kapoor’s availability, there will be a certain amount of time between the initial consultation and the surgery.  Any major fluctuations in your weight prior to surgery may impact the outcome and results of the surgery.  For example, if you wanted a tummy tuck and put on 20lbs from the initial consultation to the time Dr. Kapoor performed surgery, the procedure may look very different.  Chances are, the doctor will not perform the surgery given weight instability.

 

Post-Surgery – Following your surgical procedure, you will meet with Dr. Kapoor to review your recovery and results.  Again, for the best results, he is going to want to see you maintain a stable weight.  The results of your cosmetic surgery may be affected if you are unable to stabilize your weight.

Tips for Maintaining a Stable Weight

Maintaining a stable weight can be challenging at times, particularly if you have struggled with maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life.  While you should always seek the advice of your personal doctor for a diet and exercise plan that is right for you, here are some generally helpful tips to maintaining a stable weight.

 

Focus on your diet – By far and large, diet is the biggest culprit to major fluctuations in weight.  While many people that want to lose weight will almost immediately turn to joining a gym and trying to implement an exercise routine, no amount of exercise can outrun (literally) a bad diet.  Focus on unprocessed foods and stick with a healthy intake of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.  Keep sweets and processed carbohydrates to a moderate level.

 

Focus on your diet – By far and large, diet is the biggest culprit to major fluctuations in weight.  While many people that want to lose weight will almost immediately turn to joining a gym and trying to implement an exercise routine, no amount of exercise can outrun (literally) a bad diet.  Focus on unprocessed foods and stick with a healthy intake of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.  Keep sweets and processed carbohydrates to a moderate level.

 

Create an exercise routine that’s sustainable – Determine what level of activity you can do on a daily or weekly basis and that is sustainable.  If you go from no activity to 2 hours at the gym every single day, you may be doing more harm than good in the long run.  If you fall out of that routine or should get injured and not be able to workout at that level, it can greatly impact your ability to maintain your weight.  Exercise, like most things in life, does not have to be all or nothing.  Some form of activity on a daily basis for 30 minutes is far better than 1 or 2 days of strenuous activity each week.

 

Monitor your weight regularly – While stepping on the scale daily (or even multiple times each day) can become a bit obsessive at times or even have some negative psychological effects, it is important that you do some self-monitoring of your weight on a regular basis.  Even if you just weigh yourself weekly, it is good for you to be aware of your weight and catch any trends towards weight gain or weight loss.  You can then take any steps to correcting your behaviors to maintain your desired weight.

 

As you can see, maintaining a stable weight, while not always easy, is necessary and extremely important for the best results from cosmetic surgery. The goal of cosmetic surgery is to alter the appearance of your body for desired results. Weight fluctuations can significantly impact those results, which is why a stabilized weight is needed.

Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills

If you are located in or around the Los Angeles area and would like to schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon, contact Dr. Kapoor today at (310) 385-9623 or leave us a message online. Dr. Kapoor and his associate, Dr. Schlenker, are Board Certified Surgeons and have been assisting the cosmetic needs of patients throughout Beverly Hills and the greater Los Angeles area. Contact us today for more information on cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills!

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