Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to scrape away excess fat in certain regions of the body and then suck up the extra fat with a vacuum like tool. Popular among individuals who have stubborn fat areas of their body’s— like the upper thighs and abdomen— liposuction is an effective fat removal surgery. However, once you have liposuction done, it’s important to continue to take care of your body so that the weight doesn’t come back in any shape or form. Read on to learn more.
Many people think that once they get liposuction, their work is over. However, this is far from the truth. In fact, now that your stubborn fat is gone, it’s important to ensure that it never comes back! Once you have healed properly from liposuction and you’ve received the doctor’s “okay”, get back on track on start exercising at least 3 times a week. Combine both fat burning cardio exercises like running, biking, or the elliptical with strength training exercises like weightlifting.
- Eat Right
Some individuals also think that once they have had liposuction, they can start to eat whatever they want without having to worry about the repercussions. As soon as you get home from the hospital after your surgical treatment, make a pact to start eating right everyday. Sure you can indulge in the occasional dessert or fast food, but try to eat clean for the most part. Go for a diet that is enriched in lean protein (chicken, turkey, and fish), vegetables (especially leafy greens like kale and spinach), and fruit filled with antioxidants (berries). Although it might seem difficult at first, once you get into the habit of eating clean and right, not only will your heart thank you but your waist size will as well.
Getting liposuction is a huge step in getting the body that you’ve always wanted, but that doesn’t mean that your work is over. In fact, now more than ever, it’s important to ensure that you get an ample amount of exercise and that you’re eating right. To learn more about liposuction or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!