For many people who face obesity, diet and exercise don’t seem to do the trick when it comes to losing weight quickly enough. However, taking advantage of procedures such as liposuction can offer many people who struggle with obesity the relief of losing weight almost immediately.
However, one common misconception associated with liposuction is that once the procedure is finished, the procedure is complete for good. This isn’t always necessarily true. Let’s take a look below to get a feel for life after liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that was developed to help remove fat cells that people could not get rid of through normal diet and exercise. Although for some people this is a more permanent change, if you’re consistently facing failure when it comes to exercising, this procedure may offer some relief.
When done by a licensed professional, liposuction is a safe and effective procedure for removing excess fat cells from a patient’s body. There is little to no blood loss because of the medicines injected into the body and can even be performed under local anesthesia with minimal recovery time thereafter.
Liposuction is not only an easy way to get rid of your excess fat cells, but it can instill confidence in patients and even boost their self-esteem. If they have strain in completing daily activities, this procedure can provide them with an answer to their problems. Liposuction alone, though, cannot keep them slim forever.
Maintaining a healthy diet after receiving liposuction can help prevent you from gaining back the weight you had removed in the first place. Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet will help keep you on the right track.
Cutting out foods that are full of refined sugars, caffeine and calories can be the first step in maintaining a healthy diet after liposuction. Avoiding fast-foods can also help reduce your intake of unhealthy fats and oils. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats such as turkey or chicken. Red meats are also okay as long as their fat content is low. Don’t forget to stick to healthy snacks!
Exercising after liposuction is not an option; it should be a number one priority. Following the directions from your doctor is most important; do not begin an exercising regimen before your recovery is fully complete. This can be harmful not only to your liposuction but to your overall health and well being.
Although the excess fat cells are removed during the procedure, there are still fat cells left in your body that will work double time if you are not exercising as recommended. The procedure removes the fat cells—you are required to continue to work to keep your body slim and in shape.
Find an exercise regimen that works well and is suitable for you. Some beneficial exercises can include running or walking outdoors in nice weather or indoors on a treadmill, strength training, light aerobics, and yoga. Any sort of physical activity can help you keep off the weight that you had removed during liposuction.
Contacting a Professional Plastic Surgeon
If you’re considering liposuction because diet and exercise are not working for you, please contact our office today. We are always ready to help and offer information before you undergo the surgery. At Jacobson and Mardirossian Plastic Surgery Center For Excellence, we want nothing but the best for you and your health. Call us today at 561-624-0900