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What Lifestyle Changes Should Be Made After Liposuction?

July 7, 2014

Many people who have a healthy diet and who take regular exercise nonetheless have areas of fat which they just cannot remove. The location of such fat deposits is often genetically determined. These fat cells may make you appear disproportionate, such as excess fat in the thighs known as saddle bags.

After Liposuction Surgery

However, liposuction is a very effective body sculpting procedure which removes these deposits of fat cells. With liposuction, targeted areas of fat are removed via small cannulas through which the fat is suctioned away.

But although liposuction permanently removes these fat cells, it is up to you to maintain your new, toned body.

How to maintain your firm, toned body

In order to prevent weight gain, you must maintain your newly-sculpted body. Liposuction does not improve your metabolism or your heart rate. Regular cardiovascular exercise is the only way to maintain a healthy body. Regular exercise will help prevent the fat from returning, and will prevent the development of fat around your organs.

In addition to regular exercise, you should also develop healthy eating habits. A diet low in sugar and salt is crucial for a healthy heart as well as for a toned body. The simplest, easiest diet is one high in vegetables and fruits, with small amounts of lean meat or fish, and low in processed foods.

It is also important to drink plenty of water. Water helps detoxify the body, and is an essential factor in maintaining clear, firm skin.

What happens if you gain weight after liposuction?

If you gain weight, fat cells will again accumulate. Initially, the weight gain will occur in your existing fat cells. This can lead to a disproportionate appearance, and make your body seem unbalanced. More dangerously, fat gained after liposuction could accumulate round your internal organs. This can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and other dangerous health issues.

If you continue to gain weight, new fat cells will develop in the areas where you had liposuction, thus negating your results. You may have to have repeat procedures, but losing fat via surgical methods does not address the vital importance of taking regular cardiovascular exercise.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and all reputable plastic surgeons recommend liposuction for people who have reached a stable body weight.

Sources used in researching this article include Ezine Articles: How to Maintain Liposuction Results


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