Liposuction is an ideal cosmetic surgery procedure for patients looking to perfect their shape and contour their body; taking off those few stubborn pounds that dieting and exercising have been unable to shake. Liposuction is not, however, a weight loss solution. To maintain your new figure, it’s important to take steps that will help you stick to a healthy lifestyle and weight.
Check out these six tips for maintaining your liposuction results long term:
To enjoy your body’s new post-liposuction shape, you need to make sure you keep up a healthy diet after your procedure:
If you feel stuck in a rut and want help developing new meal plans, work with a registered dietician to come up with ideas for healthy eating.
Straight-and-simple water is one of the healthiest drinks you can choose day to day. The general recommendation is that adults should try to consume about two litres of water per day, though that will fluctuate depending on factors like your body type and activity levels.
The health benefits of water include:
Skipping a meal can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you forget because you’re too busy. Other times you’re just too tired to put something together. But remember, meal skipping is a dangerous habit to get into:
Instead of waiting until you’re hungry to have a full meal, try eating several smaller meals throughout the day. This will help you to maintain consistent energy levels.
Exercising is important for staying healthy and lean. Strength exercises will help you stay toned, while aerobic workouts will keep fat off.
You can take simple steps like:
Remember, the most important thing is to find the routine that works with your lifestyle. Some need to run solo or hit up the machines at the gym for some well-deserved “me time,” while others stay motivated by joining a sports team or group. Even still, some people will find one favourite and stick to it. Others will switch it up every few months to keep things different. Ultimately, finding what’s right for you will make it easier to stick to long-term.
Following your cosmetic surgeon’s post-operative guidance is the best way to ensure a smooth, healthy recovery:
If you have any additional questions or concerns, make sure you talk with your cosmetic surgeon about them before your liposuction procedure. Your surgeon will work with you to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible while you heal and give you all the information you need to maintain your new figure.
The reality is that you’ll find these types of activities and behaviours easier to keep up if they’re already part of your pre-procedure rhythm. Finding your ideal diet and exercise balance beforehand will help you maintain that lifestyle long term, letting you enjoy your new body for years to come.
Since 1994, Brampton Cosmetic has been performing liposuction procedures that exceed patients’ expectations. Our clinic serves clients in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Brampton and Mississauga. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
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