Tips for Maintaining the Benefits of Liposuction
After you’ve put so much time and effort into liposuction treatment you want to be sure that your results are able to last as long as possible. Even though liposuction is an extremely effective way to remove fat from specific areas of the body its changes can only stay noticeable as long as you work to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you want to keep yourself looking and feeling great then it’s important to follow a few simple tips.
One of the most important aspects of good health is hydration — and this carries over into maintaining liposuction results as well. It’s essential that, following your treatment, you are sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day (the rough guide is eight 8oz glasses per day). Being properly hydrated will help boost your metabolism, aid digestion and regulate hunger.
You may want to ask your physician for advice on how much water you should be drinking daily since the right amount can depend on variable factors like personal health and body size.
2. Healthy Eating
It almost goes without saying that healthy eating is the cornerstone of keeping in shape. Although we all know we should eat well it can be hard to know how to accomplish this. Cut down on your intake of saturated fats, sugars and carbohydrates and ensure that your diet is rich in foods that give your body plenty of minerals and vitamins (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats are all good choices). Never skip meals: whole grains, vegetables and fresh fruits will help to give you the carbohydrates you need to stay full but will also regulate your blood sugar levels — something that is essential for warding off unnecessary feelings of hunger.
Eating smaller portions more often is also a good idea for maintaining your liposuction results. This will help your metabolism to stay active while also aiding in creating consistent energy levels and avoiding hunger pangs or overeating.
3. Regular Exercise
Regular exercise, coupled with healthy eating, will ensure that the fat removed through your liposuction surgery is able to stay off. Generally you should aim for at least 20-30 minutes of exercise per day but the exact amount may differ depending on personal factors (your physician can help you in determining what kind of activity is right for you). A gym membership or walking club can be a great way to motivate yourself to stay active and ensure that your liposuction results are maintained following your treatment.
Discuss ideal exercise levels with your surgeon or doctor following your surgery. During recovery you should be careful to avoid strenuous activity (which can lead to complications) but leisurely walks are an ideal method for still getting exercise during this time — and can also help to ward off liposuction side effects like blood clotting.