Life After Liposuction: Maintaining Your Results
Summer is usually a time when we pay closer attention to our abdomen section. If you are unhappy with that region, you may have considered liposuction. The decision to undergo this procedure can result in an improvement in the appearance and contour of your body. One of the most common misconceptions about liposuction is that you can return to poor diet and exercise choices. Maintaining your liposuction results requires adopting certain lifestyle modifications.
One of the most important changes you can make is to exercise regularly. It is best for patients to start going for walks in the days following their procedure. This will help prevent blood clots and other complications and it will help you start to feel back to normal. In the weeks following surgery, you will have to wait for one of our board certified plastic surgeons to clear you for regular exercise.
In addition to exercise, you also want to eat healthy. Most of the benefits of exercise will go unnoticed without healthy eating. Incorporate fruits, vegetables and lean protein into your diet while cutting sugar, simple carbohydrates and saturated fats. Eating smaller meals throughout the day will help maintain your energy levels and keep you from feeling deprived between meals. Drink lots of water throughout the day, it will keep you hydrated, full and help you maintain a healthy metabolism.
Liposuction is intended to dramatically improve the contour of your body, but that does not mean it is going to change your metabolism and you are going to be able to eat whatever you want and never exercise. Liposuction costs time and money, so protect your investment by keeping yourself in the best shape possible. Choose a healthy lifestyle and you will be enjoying your procedure for many years to come!