Maintaining the results of your liposuction procedure can be difficult if you need to make significant lifestyle changes. While your body composition may fluctuate over time, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that your results are long-lasting. By following these tips, you will be able to enjoy your new look for the years to come.
One of the best ways to protect your investment in liposuction is to exercise regularly. The best way to prevent weight fluctuations is to exercise at least 30 minutes per day, ideally at a moderate intensity. This can include walking, running, biking, swimming, weightlifting, and more. Whether you decide to hire a trainer, get a gym membership, or do simple at-home exercises, consistent physical activity will help you maintain your results.
While exercise is important, it cannot prevent weight gain if you eat unhealthy, processed, or excess food. Try to eliminate or limit sugars and simple carbohydrates like soda or candy as well as saturated fats. Instead, focus on meals that are high in nutritional value. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and lean meats are all great choices. To stave off hunger, make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat smaller meals more frequently. By eating 5-7 small meals instead of three large meals, you can maintain your energy level.
The biggest threat to your liposuction results is weight fluctuations. Although liposuction removes up to 10 pounds of fat, it is still possible to gain or lose weight after the procedure. To keep your figure, you should try to stay at the same weight that you were immediately following your procedure. For example, if you weighed 140 pounds after your liposuction, try to keep your weight around that number.
If you are interested in liposuction and want to improve your figure, call Sanctuary Plastic Surgery today at 561-367-9101 to setup an appointment. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve a look that you love. We are proud to serve patients from our office in Boca Raton, FL.