Quit Smoking for Good
If you’re not a smoker, then congrats- you get a freebie! Cigarette smokers are often asked to quit smoking in the weeks before their Toronto breast augmentation, depending on the surgeon and the extent of their incisions. Since nicotine constricts healthy blood flow, it’s a great time to kick the habit and ensure optimal healing.
For the first 3 weeks after surgery, you’ll be asked not to exercise. From 3 to 6 weeks after yourBA, you’ll be temporarily restricted to very light and low-impact workouts that involve cardio and the lower body only. However, once you’ve been given the all-clear to resume upper body exercise, committing to regular workouts is a great way to maintain prime health and physique.
Skip the Stress
We all know that stress is part of modern life, and there is no way to avoid it entirely. However, chronic stress can negatively affect your concentration, your sleep, and your immune system. Find ways to de-stress in naturally: go for a walk with a friend, practice mindfulness, get creative and try painting or pottery, or take a yoga class. The busier you get, the more critical it is to take time to relax!
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is a healthy habit that’s often passed over for coffee, juice, pop or alcoholic drinks. Many apps and fitness trackers can help you track your water consumption through the day and even remind you when it’s time to refill your water bottle.
Drink Less Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages can be safely enjoyed once you’ve recovered from your Toronto breast augmentation, but as always, a moderate level of consumption is best. Alcohol has been associated with increased risk for several cancers, and this risk increases significantly if you’re consuming two or more drinks per day.
Eat Your Veggies
We’re sure you knew this one was coming – fruits and vegetables, whether frozen or fresh, are absolutely packed with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that will support your ongoing health. A healthy balanced diet will help you maintain a healthy body weight, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation triggered by processed and sugary foods.
Practice Monthly Breast Self-Exams
Monthly breast self-exams are a best practice for all women, regardless of their age or whether they have breast implants. Following your Toronto breast augmentation, you will becomevery familiar with how your breasts look and feel. This is a good time to get in the habit of performing a monthly self-exam to ensure you‘re familiar with your new normal and can detect any changes in the future.
Have Routine Mammograms as Recommended
Mammograms can stll be done for women with implants. Let your practitioner know you have them. Based on current research, most doctors recommend screening mammography every 2-3 years for women 50–74 years of age. If you have elevated risks for breast cancer, your doctor may recommend a mammogram more frequently. It’s unpleasant to consider the possibility of breast cancer, but routine screening is paramount for early detection of any abnormalities, and this will significantly increase chances for a positive outcome if treatment is needed.
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