As with any other investment, certain results are expected. If you invest money, you should expect some level of return.
The same can be said of liposuction or other body shaping procedures, such as accusculpt or laser lifting. If you make the effort to go under the knife, or laser, and spend your hard earned money, it is important to keep the results.
Many patients believe that since they have liposuction or fat dissolving injections the results will be permanent and they can return to their same style of living.
This is not the case at all. While the fat cannot grow to the same level in a certain spot (as the fat cells are eliminated), other cells can still grow disproportionately.
The decision to undergo surgical or non-surgical fat removal will most definitely result in an improvement in the appearance and contour of your body and overall appearance.
Most people report a boost in self-esteem after undergoing body shaping procedures. However, it is important to note that a lifestyle change is also needed to maintain the newly acquired body. While this might seem a little intimidating, the small investment of time and discipline will have huge payouts in an overall quality of life in the long term.
A vital step in keeping your weight down is to exercise regularly, such as going to the gym or for regular walks or bicycle rides. In the immediate aftermath, it is best to avoid intense, vigorous exercise while you’re recovering from your procedure.
It is good for patients to walk as much as possible in the days and weeks following the surgery. Not only will this help prevent blood clots and other complications. It can also help you feel normal more quickly. When your life returns to normal, it is important to include at least 2 or 3 30-minute exercise sessions each week.
The most important addition to regular exercise is eating healthy. You will want to add more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein into your diet (such as chicken and fish) while reducing the intake of sugars, red meats (beef), simple carbohydrates and saturated fats.
Eating several smaller meals throughout the day will help maintain your energy levels and keep you from feeling deprived between meals.
Drinking a sufficient amount of water during the day is also important. Staying hydrated helps control hunger, maintains a healthy metabolism and aids in digestion. Be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day or more.
The important ingredient in your new routine is moderation. The dictionary defines moderation as an “avoidance of extremes or excesses”. Snack foods, for example, need not be completely eliminated from your diet. Howev
er, they should definitely be reduced or used as a reward to yourself. Also, while getting exercise is a vitally important part of health, over-exercising can also put tremendous strain on the body, and lead to other health problems.
Finding a healthy balance between exercising and rest is an important part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
While liposuction is a quick fix, it is by no stretch permanent. At Mina Plastic Surgery, we always strive to provide you with accurate information and lasting results.
Which is why we want to see you stay slim! Protect your investment in yourself and start making lifestyle changes after your procedure.
By maintaining a regular exercise schedule, getting plenty of rest (8 hours a night), eating a balanced diet and choosing a healthy lifestyle, your life will be dramatically improved on all levels.