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After Liposuction: Tips for Keeping the Fat Away

Posted in Lifestyle, Liposuction

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Liposuction is an aesthetic procedure that helps eliminate unwanted fat pads that distort your figure.  It is especially helpful in gaining that slimmer, more shapely figure that looks great in the latest clothing designs. While useful in reducing fat bulges, it requires a little discipline on your part to keep you looking toned and tight. If you schedule this procedure without addressing unhealthy habits, you may be increasing the risk of dealing with the same cosmetic concern again. 

Incredibly, liposuction lets you eliminate excess fat to increase confidence and self-esteem. However, it doesn’t guarantee the fat will stay off. However, it is possible to attain a sleek figure with liposuction and to maintain it with these healthy lifestyle habits.  

Here are six suggestions you may want to consider to keep you slim and sleek after your liposuction surgery.

Start Your Healthy Habits Before Liposuction

You should start any lifestyle changes that will help you maintain your desired outcome before liposuction. Getting into your healthy routine before the procedure will have you primed to sustain your results. 

Good habits become part of your lifestyle after you incorporate them for at least 21 days. With this bit of information, you should implement your routine at least three weeks before the procedure.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

The first thing you should do when starting to live a healthier lifestyle is to drink more water every day. This increase means at least 80 ounces (ten glasses) daily. Not only will it replace those sugary drinks, but it will also decrease your appetite to help you eat healthier, as well. Drinking sufficient water is good for skin health, increases energy levels, and boosts your immune system.

Exercise for 20 Minutes Every Day

Whether it’s a walk around your neighborhood, a jog in the park, or spinning on a cycle machine, light to moderate exercise done daily will keep the fat away. Working out will help you maintain your healthy weight after lipo and decrease certain health risks, as well.

Reduce Alcohol Intake

Those drinks that make you feel good are filled with empty calories that add inches and cause the fat to bulge. If you’re going to drink, try red wine and avoid drinking more than two drinks at one sitting.

Get Enough Sleep

A healthy lifestyle means your sleeping well at night. Getting your six to eight hours will help your body recover from all the activities and stresses of the day before helping you to prepare for the next. Good sleeping habits help you to control your appetite with fewer cravings for junk food during the day.

Keep a Good Attitude

While these are essential factors that help you maintain your figure after liposuction, having a positive attitude is the best thing for emotional and physical health. Confidence in who you are and realistic expectations for your goals in life are essential to avoid stress and binge eating.

We have all tried diet and exercise routines that have been hard to maintain. Liposuction may be just what the doctor ordered to get us on the right path to a healthier, happier life. Its body sculpting results help motivate us to want to look better and feel great. 

If you want to eliminate pesky fat pads and get on the road to a healthier lifestyle, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Livingston to schedule a consultation today.