In 2020, over 211,067 liposuction procedures were performed in the U.S., making it one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, along with breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.
Liposuction offers rapid, transformative results, so it is no wonder that the procedure has become so popular. However, getting the procedure is one thing, but maintaining the results is another. As an increasing number of people are beginning to realize the life-changing benefits that liposuction surgery offers, it is necessary to ensure these patients maximize their results from the operation by adapting their lifestyles to continue supporting their new shapes. Implementing these changes may require a degree of self-discipline but can help a patient enjoy a trim, balanced, healthy physique long after the procedure.
1. Proper Rest, Recovery, and Return to Regular Routines
In the weeks following liposuction, your body needs plenty of rest to heal and adapt to its new shape and resume normal functions. This period of rest should last for approximately two weeks. During this time, it’s essential to keep strenuous physical exercise to a minimum.
After these two weeks, patients can begin to resume their daily routines with more vigor.
Regular exercise is essential if patients wish to maintain liposuction results long-term. This does not mean you have to do intense or complex workouts; simply incorporating daily walks around a park or to the shop can do wonders to help you maintain your new physique.
Ideally, a combination of some weight training and cardio work will help you build tone and ensure optimal results.
3. Proper Nutrition
Liposuction does not permanently keep fat away. After the procedure, if the patient chooses to eat a poor, unbalanced diet of excess amounts of sugary or processed foods, the weight will return.
A clean diet shows in a healthy body. Generally, eating smaller portions of clean, natural foods such as vegetables, fruit, and a variety of protein sources depending on their dietary choices (tofu, fish, dairy, meats), will naturally create ideal body weight, body composition, and energy levels. This will result in highly satisfying long-term liposuction results, and you will both feel and look great.
Staying adequately hydrated is a crucial aspect of keeping body weight and body fat low. By drinking plenty of water throughout the day, people feel less hungry and are less likely to indulge in unhealthy, sugary snacks. As such, they can maintain their post-liposuction figure longer and with less effort simply by adjusting their daily water intake.
Proper hydration also helps your body function optimally – digestion, sleep, and stress management are supported by simply drinking plenty of water.
One of the best ways to maintain your post-liposuction form is to learn a bit more about nutrition and exercise. Both can be beneficial in helping patients get and keep a healthy body.
A simple google search or scrolling through a social media platform can help you learn about the best foods to eat and avoid, how much and when to eat, and how to develop and maintain a healthy exercise routine. Learning about these critical lifestyle elements empowers our patients to maintain their life-changing liposuction results. Still, the information that is available online can be complicated and even contradictory, so make sure to check the sources of your information and reach out to your physician if you are confused.
Ready to Learn More? Reach Out to Dr. Stephanie Teotia Today.
Liposuction is by no means a one-stop-solution to fixing obesity or being overweight. However, by employing these five simple lifestyle changes, patients can maximize their liposuction results and lead fit, active, enjoyable lives. Reach out to Dr. Stephanie Teotia and her all-female team today by calling (214) 823-9652 or scheduling your consultation online. Dr. Teotia and her team look forward to meeting you soon.