The unfortunate reality is that many men and women who undergo body contouring procedures allow their previous lifestyle choices to continue to rule their world. When this happens, the transformative results that they achieved simply disappear and bring them right back to where they started. Maybe you have undergone a body contouring procedure recently (or a while ago); either way, you want to make sure that you keep those results as long as you possibly can. The good news is that maintaining your results is not difficult; however, the harder part of this is keeping your motivation and adapting to a new lifestyle: one that is healthy.
As we make our way through fall and toward the winter months, many people (whether they have undergone body sculpting procedures or not) look at these months as a time to let their bodies go. It should go without saying that this is not a very smart idea. While you can hide some of that extra fluff under sweatshirts and “winter clothing,” the reality is that the added weight (not to mention the unwanted curves and bulges) is still there, causing you to have to work even harder to achieve the toned and contoured appearance that you desire. Instead of letting your body go just to bring it back into shape (if you are even able to do so), why not just maintain your stunning body sculpting results? Well, the truth is that you absolutely can. By maintaining adequate levels of hydration along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can enjoy your results for years and years to come.
At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we are proud to offer both XEOMIN® and BOTOX® Cosmetic for wrinkle reduction of dynamic wrinkles. Both of these injectable treatments are comprised of botulinum toxin-A, which is naturally found in your body. However, it is important to examine each of these treatments to better understand how they help you with your cosmetic goals.
What Is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting allows you to be able to have the body of your dreams. Whether it’s to remove excess fat, eliminate cellulite, or just tone up, Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center has plenty of body sculpting treatment options to choose from to help make your dream physique a reality. We offer:
- CoolSculpting® Elite: Stubborn, unwanted fat cells are frozen with little to no discomfort or downtime. It can treat nine different areas of the body.
- EMSCULPT NEO®: Tone your abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, while eliminating fat and building muscle at the same time.
- UltraShape®: This non-invasive treatment removes belly fat with the use of ultrasonic energy.
- VelaShape®: This procedure addresses fat and cellulite in the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms.
- Accent Prime™: Eliminate excess fatty tissue and tighten the skin on your thighs and knees.
The Best 3 Ways to Maintain Your Results
Your body contouring procedure is only the first step on the road to your better body. And while undergoing your chosen treatment is something to be excited and proud about, it is the next step that is the longest and often toughest since this second step relies on you to keep working on keeping your new, updated body aesthetic.
Having the motivation to maintain your results is crucial to your body sculpting journey. You can want something, but doing it is a whole other thing. Get your mind in the right spot with meditation, a podcast, music, whatever it may be, and commit to yourself and the goals that you have set in order to stay on track. Exercising, a proper diet, and hydration are all essential to a lifetime of continued results that you can feel proud of achieving (and maintaining). Below, you will find some help to get you started or to keep you pushing through if you’ve found yourself in a rut!
Since we were young, we’ve heard about the importance of keeping active. Whether you do this at the gym, in your living room with workout videos, or simply by walking, jogging, or hiking, regular exercise is one of the very best ways to not only maintain your new body contours but also remain healthy and happy in life.
High cardio and low-impact activities and exercises, like biking, swimming, and walking, are excellent when it comes to maintaining your trimmed appearance. They help to increase your heart rate and get you sweating without putting any unneeded stress on your body. And one of the best parts of a cardio workout is that you can find some peace of mind while you’re working your body.
With the exception of EMSCULPT NEO®, the body contouring procedures that we offer at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center only help rid you of fat in various areas of your body as well as tighten your skin. That is not to make light of the fantastic results you can achieve from these treatments. However, if you want to add defined muscle to your trimmer and more contoured areas of your body, then weightlifting is the best choice for you. Along those same lines, exercises like pushups, crunches, and bicycle kicks can help you tone your body even more which builds muscles.
You can think of it this way: while your body contouring procedure gives you a great starting point, various exercises and activities help you develop those areas of your body so that you can look healthy, fit, and firm.
Do I Need to Recover After My Injectable Treatment?
There is no downtime associated with neuromodulator injections; however, you may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites. These symptoms typically dissipate within about one week. It is important to note that you should refrain from strenuous activity (which includes exercise and lifting anything heavy) for 24 hours after your injection session.
Both HydraFacial® and microdermabrasion can brighten a dull complexion and uneven skin texture. Determining which is better for your skin and your needs is something that you and our skin care experts can do together.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
These treatments vary in necessity depending on your skin’s needs. One thing to keep in mind is that your skin works on a cyclical basis, which means that new skin begins to lose its luster and health (becoming old and dried out) after about one month. This is why it is a smart idea to undergo multiple HydraFacial® or microdermabrasion sessions so that you can continue increasing your collagen and elastin production, which results in soft, supple skin.
Why Should I Trust Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center With My Injectable Treatment?
At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we pride ourselves on our dedication to helping you achieve the results you desire. It’s important to know that we are with you every step of the way, from the consultation to the decision process to your treatment to after. Our staff is trained and knowledgeable in injectable treatments (as well as other cosmetic procedures) with an extensive and successful track record. You can trust that you will receive the best treatment and support to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
In addition to keeping yourself active, adhering to a healthy diet can help you maintain your results after undergoing a body contouring procedure. While there are numerous diets out there, keeping things simple when it comes to what you put in your body is often the best bet.
A diet that includes lean protein (chicken, peanut butter, and fish, among many other foods), healthy fats (avocado, olive oil and peanut oils, seeds), vegetables, nuts, and whole grains can help you stay healthy, inside and out. Not only will you look better by sticking to a healthy and established diet, but you can easily find yourself feeling better (more awake and aware) than you have in a long time.
While it’s easy to talk about the foods that you want to eat, it can often be easier (and even more important) to discuss the foods that you should avoid. Saturated fat, processed foods, and foods that are high in salt and sugar content can all take a serious toll on your physique. Many men and women unfortunately completely erase their transformed appearance after their body contouring procedure because they go right back to eating fast food and drinking sugary drinks.
We’ve all heard about the importance of drinking water, so stick to it! Hydrating regulates your body temperature, keeps your joints lubricated, prevents infections, delivers nutrients to cells, and keeps your organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood, which can almost guarantee a better quality of life.
All of these things combined with the right mindset will make you unstoppable! Show off your physique and be proud and confident for years!