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How to Maintain Your Liposuction Results

Posted January 27, 2016 in Liposuction Category, Plastic Surgery News

Liposuction Before and After PhotosLiposuction will effectively and permanently get rid of fat cells. However, there is no guarantee that your body will not gain more weight after the procedure and change the postoperative results of your procedure. To maintain the results of your liposuction, it is crucial to follow doctor recommendations and maintain habits of healthy dieting and exercising.

Does Liposuction Produce Permanent Results?

Liposuction removes unwanted fat cells, eliminating the possibility of those fat cells returning. However, not all fat cells are removed, and those that are left may enlarge with weight gain. This would obviously alter your post-surgical results negatively. Weight gain is primarily metabolic as fat loss through liposuction does not change this process. After liposuction, the body may try to maintain fat homeostasis and cause you to gain weight. You can prevent this from happening by adopting a permanent lifestyle change with healthy habits.

What You Can Do

There are several things you can do to ensure that your body does not put on excess weight after liposuction so that you can continue to enjoy the results of your procedure for years to come. These include maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and having an accountability partner.

Follow Doctor Recommendations

When you meet with Dr. Spies for your initial consultation, the two of you will go over your medical history. Dr. Spies will recommend specific instructions to help you recover well and maintain your results, including postoperative visits to check up on your body and ensure you are healing well. Follow his recommendations for the best experience in maintaining your liposuction results.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is critical to staying fit and healthy after liposuction. It is now well known that weight loss or maintenance of a normal body weight is 80 percent from diet and 20 percent from exercise. Before you even undergo liposuction, work on a habit of eating a well-balanced diet full of vitamins and nutrients. The first thing Dr. Spies will discuss is having a healthy diet that includes avoiding carbohydrates from grains, sugar, and processed foods. Focus on eating vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Make sure that every meal contains all of these types of food with the plan to avoid all processed foods.

Exercise Regularly

You should also form regular exercise habits before undergoing liposuction so that you are ready to pick them back up again after your body has fully recovered. Find an activity that you enjoy and exercise regularly. A minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily is recommended with the occasional “day off” to rest your body. Exercise can include activities such as a morning walk, golf, tennis, or other sports. While exercising regularly is far more important than the kind of exercise you do, results are best maintained with regular cardio and weight training to maintain muscle tone. Good examples including running, cycling, swimming, and hiking as well as planks and other core-toning exercises.

Find an Accountability Partner

Having someone hold you accountable for your actions goes a long way in helping you do what is right. Find a friend, family member, coworker, or acquaintance that is also invested in their health, and hold yourselves accountable to each other. Support and encouragement will help you both to be motivated to keep up with your goals.

You can keep your figure and maintain your liposuction results by following these tips. For more information about liposuction or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Spies, please call us at (480) 890-0600 or fill out our online contact form today.

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Dr. Spies is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and highly experienced in breast lift surgery for over 35 years. If interested in undergoing this procedure, please feel free to call 480-359-1019 to schedule a consultation.

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Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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