• Self-Love: Why Plastic Surgery Could be Right for You

    on Jan 23rd, 2017

What’s the one thing everyone truly desires? Whether you said being happy, feeling good, or having self-confidence, all of these answers are really variations of the same idea. Ultimately, we want to be the best people we can be for as long as possible. A big part of that is being comfortable with our appearances. It can sometimes feel like that as we age there is a cruel irony that everything gets better while our bodies move in the opposite direction.

It doesn’t have to be like that.

We know more than we ever have about how we can take care of our bodies as we get older. Some of these things you can accomplish in your daily life. Other things, like treatments that fall within the realm of cosmetic surgery, are where professionals can help you reach your goals. If you’re ready to start feeling that self-love again or you just want to get a head start on holding back the hands of time, here are some of the key things you should know to keep feeling great about your body.

Eat healthy

Everyone has tried some kind of diet at some point in their lives. Chances are success varied and your weight fluctuated. This isn’t about extreme weight loss or crash diets. This is about happy, daily living. The first thing you need to commit to is a balanced diet full of healthy fruits and vegetables. Your daily diet plays a big part in the overall quality of your life, independent of your weight. Your diet can definitely affect your mood and emotional state. Getting the right vitamins and cutting down on sugar intake are critical to having healthy skin, hair, and even teeth. Keep your skin looking young by feeding it the proper nourishment. It may not be as enjoyable as that plate of greasy bar food in the near term, but you’ll look back and thank yourself.

Stay active

Exercise is so important for so many reasons. Like a balanced diet, exercise has both physical and emotional effects. It’s really amazing how these things go hand in hand. Regular exercise gives you the endorphin rush you need to feel great. It also helps combat diseases which can develop as a consequence of aging. Of course, cosmetically speaking, exercise plays a huge part. It keeps your skin looking vibrant and your weight down.

Protect your skin

Speaking of exercise, if you spend a lot of your time outdoors it’s very important to use sunblock. Most people only put it on when they’re planning on laying out on the beach for hours. But the truth is, the sun doesn’t discriminate. Time spent outside is time being exposed. Regular sunscreen use is the best defense against the development of wrinkles. It’s also recommended you use a daily moisturizer. Nourishing the skin and making sure it isn’t dry is important to your long-term health and appearance.

Cosmetic procedures

Of course, we can only do so much in our daily lives. Eventually, our appearances will change as we get older. It’s simply the effects of our genes and environment. However, you can make the decision to undergo procedures that will reverse some of these effects and help you look your best. A facelift, for example, is a popular procedure that can address aging around the lower third of your face and neck. By tightening up the area around the cheeks, jawline, and tissue of the neck, you can shave years off. This taut appearance keeps you looking youthful and along with proper self-care will keep it that way for many years.

Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a “nose job” is another popular procedure that is used to correct issues that don’t typically come from age, but rather incidences that occur throughout your life or simply genetics. Because your nose is so prominent, it’s often a feature that people cite as contributing to their self-confidence. If you’ve been living with insecurity for years due to the appearance of your nose, this is the solution for you.

A brow lift addresses the signs of aging that appear in the top portion of the face. Many of the effects of aging begin to appear around our eyes and forehead first. By lifting the skin and tightening it around the brow, you can achieve a more youthful and fit appearance.

Conclusion

The choices you start making today can impact the way you live your life years from now. Your diet, exercise routine, skincare choices, and stress management will all play a big part in your long-term appearance. We all need some help. That’s where our team comes in. Contact the team at Aesthetic Surgery Center today and we’ll set you up with a consultation. We’ll go over your options and figure out the best course of treatment for you so you can feel confident that you look your best.

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