Am I a Bariatric surgery candidate?

Nowadays, our desire to achieve the perfect version of ourselves keeps growing, we believe that a magic wand or cannula will help us to achieve it, but sometimes we need more; sometimes the problem needs to be fixed from the inside.  There is a thin line between getting a Plastic surgery or Bariatric surgery, there are some important factors to have in mind to determine if you are a Bariatric surgery candidate.

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Physical activity and exercise after bariatric surgery

There is no doubt about it, to be a successful post-bariatric patient, you must do exercise.No excuses, if you desire to have the best results, you must prepare yourself mentally and physically to exercise at list two times a week.
     Patient who lose more amount of weight, are those who don’t stick only with the results of the surgery, but they follow correctly their diet plan, they do exercise regularly and also are members of support groups.

So, if you want to reach your goals, is important to make a change in your lifestyle.

Where could I start?

      Walking is essential for all bariatric patients, you can start little by little with walks of 10 minutes, 3 times a day. Start with a moderate pace that you feel comfortable with.

Afterwards, increase the speed of your walks until you feel comfortable with a power walk.

Whenever you feel ready you could also increase the number of steps you take, so each week you can break your own record of steps a day.

The idea is to improve your endurance and pace, so once you have mastered your walks, you will be able to continue with other exercises that require a certain level of energy and strength.

When to start?

      Is possible to start walking right away when you return home after your surgery, however for a more intense exercise is important that you ask your doctor, for most of the patients the recommendation is to leave intense activity for 3 to 6 weeks after surgery.

Which type of exercise can I do?

     All types of exercise that require certain level of endurance, strength and flexibility will help you lose weight effectively and faster.

Once you have reached a satisfactory pace in your walks, and if the doctor recommends, you could change to stationary bike or a elliptical trainer.

Also, if you have access to a pool, swimming would be a great option. This is a very complete exercise that improves your endurance and strength, as well as your respiratory and cardiovascular system.

Your flexibility could get better if you take a yoga class for beginners, don’t hesitate to register in one near your home, or maybe you could see some yoga videos in youtube. These exercises will help you to have a better respiratory system, and improve the flexibility in your joints.

Exercise is a fundamental part of your weight loss plan. Don’t think about it too much, and start your physical activity routine as soon as possible.

Golden tips to avoid swelling with natural solutions

Why do we swell when we undergo a surgical procedure? Is it common? And how may we prevent it from getting in the way of our expected results? Swelling, is not uncommon after undergoing a surgery.  Many times swelling occurs after surgery especially when the patient spends a lot of time in bed.
Nearly any surgery can result in bruising and swelling, which is a normal way in which your body protects itself after physical trauma. While there is no “cure,” both doctors and patients take steps to minimize the effects of swelling for a faster overall recovery.

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The perfect bikini for your body type

 

The summer is here! So maybe you are wondering in front of your closet, trying to pick up the best clothes for the beach.

Laying on the sand, breathing fresh air and getting an awesome tan are the “musts” of the summer season, so don’t waste time worrying about what bikini should you choose.

As we know, all women have different shapes and proportions, is the beauty of being a woman, to have particular characteristics that define our figure.

Don’t be afraid to show the world your body, going to the beach should bring you joy not stressful thoughts.

To help you get rid of that stress of choosing what to wear this summer, we have studied different body types and which are the bikinis that could enhance your specific features. So you can enjoy and celebrate every day under the sun without worries.Continue Reading

What is a mommy makeover?

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CER Hospital Mommy Makeover

All mommies are heroes, no one else understands the process and struggle that mommies pass through during pregnancy.

Being pregnant and giving birth is beautiful, but it is also complicated, the body suffers a lot of changes and it’s common that some body parts don’t return to its natural shape or position.

Some of the problems that women go through after giving birth are sagging skin in the abdominal area, an excess of fat, urinary incontinence,  and the main issue after breastfeeding is fallen breasts.

The majority of women see all of this as a normal change of their adult body, but there are other mommies that after having the number of children they want, they decide to do something about their physical appearance.Continue Reading