Liposuction gets rid of fat cells and slims down stubborn pockets of fat. It’s a great way to sculpt the body and lose the last few pounds to achieve your ideal figure. However, the effects are only permanent if you put the effort in to maintain the results.
Although fat cells are permanently removed during the liposuction procedure, the remaining fat cells can still enlarge if you don’t follow a healthy lifestyle. Here are four tips to help you maintain liposuction results:
1. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Your doctor will give you detailed and specific instructions for your recovery from the procedure. He or she will also tell you how to maintain liposuction results. Make sure you follow the instructions, even months or years after the procedure.
2. Maintain a healthy diet.
Following a healthy diet is the best thing you can do to maintain your weight after liposuction. Eat balanced meals with plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid sugar and processed foods as much as possible.
Find an eating routine that helps you feel energized throughout your whole day without snacking mindlessly or overeating during meals. Some people prefer eating three larger meals, and others prefer eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.
3. Follow an exercise routine.
Although diet is the most important factor in maintaining weight, exercise will help you build muscle and tone up, amplifying the effects of your liposuction procedure. During your recovery from the surgery, you should avoid intense exercise. Once you’re fully recovered, though, you should incorporate an exercise routine into your lifestyle. Even just 30 minutes per day of moderate exercise can help you maintain liposuction results.
4. Find someone to hold you accountable.
One of the best ways to motivate yourself to follow a healthy lifestyle is to find an accountability partner. If you know someone who’s also recently had liposuction, the two of you can empathize with each other and encourage each other. However, anyone in your life who’s trying to make healthy choices can be a great accountability partner.
After a few weeks or months of making these changes in your life, it should become easy to keep up the good habits. With the right diet and exercise choices, you can maintain the results of your liposuction procedure for the rest of your life. If you’re currently considering liposuction, contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.