When plastic surgery comes to mind, liposuction is a procedure everyone has come to know. Even as new plastic surgery trends make their way in the cosmetic market, liposuction remains one of the top requested procedures. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics, more than 400,000 people underwent liposuction surgery last year. It is an effective procedure for targeting stubborn fat that traditional weight loss methods may not be able to provide. Liposuction surgery may help someone improve their curves and overall physique. Dr. Wilson utilizes the VASERlipo® technique, which allows for him to remove higher concentrations of fat around the major muscle areas to provide beautifully defined results.
Many people ask if liposuction can provide them with permanent results. The answer is yes. It can permanently destroy the fat cells in the targeted area; however, this does not guarantee permanent weight loss for the patient. They can potentially gain excess fat in other areas of the body. Patients should continue to follow a healthy lifestyle, which is crucial in maintaining results after liposuction.
The Key to Maintaining Your Liposuction Results
The older we get, the harder it is to lose, and keep off, weight. There are many ways you can retain your thinner, smoother figure by practicing healthy habits after your liposuction procedure. Here are some tips on how to maintain your liposuction results:
- Eat healthily: You should follow a diet that is high in healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Avoid consuming foods that are high in simple carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, etc.), sugars, and saturated fats. The key is not to eat less but to eat better!
- Exercise regularly: After your liposuction surgery, it is critical that you avoid strenuous exercise until you are fully recovered. Your plastic surgeon will let you know when it is best to resume normal activities. Once fully healed, it is important that you adopt a regular exercise regimen that your doctor may recommend based on your new body.
- Stay hydrated: You should drink plenty of water every day. It is recommended to consume at least eight glasses of water daily; however, this amount may vary depending on the person and their body type and medical history. Staying hydrated will help your metabolism, control hunger, and aid in digestion.
- Don’t skip meals: The start of your day is important. You should always begin with a nutritious breakfast, which will provide you with plenty of energy to get through the day and prevent you from overeating. It is also pivotal to eat several smaller meals throughout your day instead of eating three large meals.
Liposuction is an excellent procedure to improve the contours of the body and to target fatty deposits unresponsive to diet and exercise. There isn’t a miracle fix to weight loss. Along with liposuction and a healthy lifestyle, patients can enjoy their results for many years!
If you are interested in liposuction, Dr. Wilson can help you decide if it is the right procedure for you. Schedule your consultation today! Contact us by calling (256) 551-2002 or by filling out our online contact form.