How to Keep the Weight Off After Liposuction
Liposuction is a fantastic procedure that can help target and eliminate small, stubborn pockets of fat from different places of your body. While it is not a weight loss solution, it can definitely play an important role in helping to shape your body. In some cases, liposuction is a small part of an overall weight loss strategy that focuses on getting rid of fat that exercise and diet just can’t seem to handle.
Here at the office of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown, we are often asked what patients can do to ensure the weight and fat they lose during the liposuction process actually stays off for good. Here are a few ideas and tips on what you can do to help keep the weight off after liposuction.
Remember that everyone is different, which means that some of these will work better for some and not so well for others.
Start With Good Habits
To make sure you are doing your best to keep the weight off after liposuction, start developing good eating and exercise habits before your surgery ever happens. Habits that are established before your surgery will carry over after and make a big difference in keeping the weight off. These habits might include drinking more water or eating smaller portions.
Drink Plenty of Water
There is no way of overstating how important water is to our health. Not only does it help with the recovery process, but it also plays a crucial role in flushing out toxins that can accumulate in our bodies. Water is also known to reduce hunger and help us maintain energy we need to be active.
Watch Your Diet
Anytime weight loss is discussed, there should always be a focus on healthy eating. You can help to keep the weight off after liposuction by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid refined carbs such as sugar and stick to whole grains. Make sure you are getting a healthy breakfast everyday to get a good strong start and then be sure to eat foods high in fiber, minerals and antioxidants.
Exercise to Boost Your Metabolism
One proven method for keeping weight off is to keep your metabolism going strong. You can do this by making sure you do some sort of exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day. You may find that you are a little sore for the first few days after liposuction, so be sure to follow your doctor’s directions as to when you can start exercising.
Many of these tips are common sense ideas that anyone would use to lose weight. We point them out here as a reminder that, just because you’ve had liposuction, there is no reason to stop doing what you know works. Remember that liposuction is not a replacement for good healthy habits.