June 28, 2022

Change Your Body, Change Your Lifestyle with Dr. Trey Sands

You may think going under the knife to improve your appearance and changing the way you eat are two mutually exclusive paths toward improving your health and confidence. But the foods you’re putting into your body can impact the results you see, and even your ability to participate in elective surgeries.

Dr. Trey Sands is a plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures and what he calls, “The Mommy Makeover.” While Trey can use his expertise to create a fantastic result for clients, it’s up to clients to ensure that result is achievable and sustainable. And when it comes to plastic surgery, changing the way you eat is the only way clients can hold up their end of the surgical deal.

In this episode, Dr. Trey Sands talks with Jen about who plastic surgery is a fantastic option for, the key link between overall health and long-term results, why lifestyle changes work better than crash diets, and why clean eating eases an otherwise painful recovery. 

Key Takeaways

  • [00:39] - An introduction to Dr. Trey Sands.
  • [03:17] - Why patients choose plastic surgery.
  • [05:52] - How patient health impacts plastic surgery outcomes. 
  • [07:47] - How Dr. Sands handles patients with poor health. 
  • [10:00] - What the most popular plastic surgery is at Dr. Sands’ practice. 
  • [13:45] - How Dr. Sands advises patients to eat during pre-op and post-op.
  • [15:43] - Why you may be a great candidate for plastic surgery without realizing it and why clean eating speeds up recovery. 
  • [19:38] - Dr. Trey Sands’ Wake Up moment. 


[13:27] - “It is so important – because of that small room for error – that we make sure that patients are on board, we create the least amount of inflammation, the least amount of swelling and get rid of that, because swelling, inflammation will ultimately lead to more scarring and problems with that overall result.” ~ @drtreysands

[14:09] - “I don’t want you to go on a binge diet and lose a lot of weight, I want you to have a lifestyle, I want you to have a steady state lifestyle that allows your body to know where it wants to fall, where it is going to be all the time. And then we perform the procedure, that can assure us that you’re going to have a long-term result that you’re going to be able to maintain.” ~ @drtreysands

[21:28] - “The fulfillment really that you just cannot replicate is when you see somebody that has a concern or an issue that’s holding them back in life, and you have a tool or a skill or a craft that is able to help them. And then you see that transition in their life for the positive.” ~  @drtreysands


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