Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures that people choose to re-contour the shape of their bodies. The benefits of liposuction surgery are plenty: you can choose to treat multiple parts of your body in the same session or you can opt for a minimally invasive procedure through laser liposuction.
The results of a liposuction procedure can significantly change the shape of your body, increasing your confidence and improving your life quality. It is very important to remember that it takes special maintenance to keep the effects on long term, otherwise the fat tissue tends to come back and re-deposit on the vulnerable areas like abdomen and tights and produce an unwanted look.
Liposuction pre-op advice
Following the doctor’s instructions before and after the liposuction surgery is an essential factor in the success of the liposuction treatment and influences also the long term results.
Before undergoing a liposuction procedure, it is recommended to avoid vitamins, aspirin or herbal teas and you should quit smoking for at least 10 days.
Also, during the liposuction’s post-op recovery period it is recommended to wear compression garments for several days and avoid smoking. You can fight swellings and minor contour irregularities by having a low-sodium diet and exercise (stretching). Therapeutic or lymphatic massage can also help in the healing process.
Doctors recommend three ways to maintain the slimming effects of your liposuction treatment:
Some patients are inclined to believe that after losing weight through liposuction surgery they will not need to maintain a healthy lifestyle including exercise and a healthy diet.
Exercising is an important part of post-liposuction maintenance because it keeps your body in shape and increases muscle definition. This will stop the excess fat cells and the uneven re-distribution of fat tissue. The most recommended exercises after liposuction are: yoga, jogging, walking, biking, spinning, dance, swimming, cardio or other activities that involve moving and body stretching. Other benefits from regular exercising may be:
- May reduce appearance of cellulite;
- Increase your sense of well-being, fighting depression;
- Increase skin’s elasticity;
- Ease muscle aches, pain and tensions;
- Fights blood pressure;
- Keeps your body trim and toned.
Combining exercising with a healthy diet is a crucial factor to maintain your gain after losing weight, especially after liposuction surgery. Patients should adapt their diet according to their body necessities and life style. Doctors recommend aliments reach in protein and calcium like dairies, soy-beans, white-beans, almonds, grains and citruses. A healthy diet can also boost your energy and immune-system. After a liposuction surgery, it is recommended to avoid processed foods and sugar. The best advice for people who want to eat healthy is to choose fresh aliments and wholesome ingredients. If you don’t know what your best options are, you can consult a nutritionist.
Increased water consumption is recommended after a lot of medical procedures because it helps in the healing process and maintains the balance of body fluids. Water can also control calories, energises the muscles and helps in the burning process (eliminates fat cells which is essential after liposuction surgery). If you are not a fan of drinking water, you can eat a lot of fruits and vegetables – they will help the hydration process by adding more fluids into your system.