Lower body lift surgery is a transformative procedure to help individuals achieve a more sculpted and toned physique. However, to ensure the best possible outcome and promote optimal healing, preparing your body in the weeks leading up to the surgery is essential.

This preparation involves making specific diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes that can contribute to a successful surgical experience. When implemented in consultation with your surgeon, these adjustments can help you achieve the best results and improve your overall well-being.


Follow a Balanced Diet

Focus on consuming lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. These foods provide essential nutrients that promote healing and strengthen your immune system. Avoid excessive consumption of processed foods, sugary snacks, and foods high in saturated fats as they can hinder recovery.

Stay Hydrated

Make sure to drink enough water each day. Try to aim for at least eight glasses. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol intake as they can lead to dehydration.

Exercise Regularly

Regular physical activity before surgery can help improve your overall fitness level and enhance your recovery. Focus on exercises that strengthen your core. Additionally, incorporate cardiovascular activities like walking, swimming, or cycling.

Quit Smoking

If you’re a smoker, quitting smoking before your body lift surgery can be incredibly beneficial. Smoking can significantly slow the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Significant weight changes can affect the outcome of your body lift procedure. If necessary, work with a competent dietitian to develop a personalized weight management plan.

Manage Medications and Supplements

Discuss all medications and supplements you currently take with your surgeon. Some medicines and supplements can interfere with the surgical process, interact with anesthesia, or negatively affect the healing and recovery process.

Arrange for Support

Lower body lift surgery is a major procedure; hence why it requires a significant recovery period. Make arrangements for assistance with household chores, transportation, and personal care during your recovery. A support system will help ease the stress and allow you to focus on healing.

Schedule A Consultation

Interested in learning more about lower body lift surgery? Dr. Homas and Dr. Brostrom at New Image Plastic Surgery can address your concerns and answer any questions you may have. They will also walk you through the procedure to ensure you know what to expect every step of the way.

To schedule a consultation, call our San Antonio, TX office at (210) 988-9819 or use our online contact form.

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