Here are some ways to be sure you get the best results possible and ensure you’ll enjoy your new silhouette for a long time to come.
1. Slim Down before Lipo
Many people still believe that liposuction is an alternative for weight loss and can remove a patient’s unwanted fat. The truth is, liposuction is designed to enhance and fine-tune your existing figure. That’s why the best timing for liposuction is after you’ve reached your target weight and you’re ready to highlight your slim-down success.
Understanding the difference between the two different types of fat is necessary to understand why liposuction alone can’t help you meet your weight loss goals:
- Visceral Fat is located deep inside the body and accumulates around internal organs. For most people who are overweight, visceral fat comprises most of their excess weight, but these fat deposits can’t be targeted by liposuction. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen are the only ways to eliminate visceral fat.
- Subcutaneous Fat is the second type of fat in the body. Although it sits closer to the skin’s surface, subcutaneous fat is often resistant to diet and exercise, creating pesky problem areas that can remain behind even after you’ve reached your target weight. Luckily, subcutaneous fat can be effectively removed with liposuction.
2. Maintain Healthy Habits after Lipo
Another common misconception surrounding liposuction is that the results are permanent and the fat that’s removed won’t come back. In reality, you’ll need to continue your healthy habits and maintain your lower weight if you want your keep your newly sculpted figure. Slacking off on your fitness routine and putting pounds back on will result in excess pounds accumulating once again.
Liposuction is an investment of both time and money, so keep up a healthy, active lifestyle to protect that investment. Plus, staying active is good for your overall health and will benefit you in ways that extend far beyond your physical appearance.
3. Eat a Balanced Diet
In addition to staying physically active, your diet will play an important role in maintaining your results after lipo. Remember, overly restrictive diets can be just as bad for your body as overeating, so you shouldn’t starve or deprive yourself.
Instead, try to practice moderation in your food and beverage choices. Focus on limiting the obvious “bad” foods and drinks, like refined carbs, sugars and alcohol, and fill up on lean protein and fresh fruits and vegetables as much possible. Even making a small change like trading out soda for water can make a big difference in your diet.
4. Choose Tumescent for Better Results
In order to maintain great results, you need to start with great results. Tumescent lipo is a highly trusted body contouring method that is designed to make fat easier to remove and reduce pain and bruising after surgery. It makes this procedure easier for both the patient and doctor. There are more and more “nonsurgical” body contouring options on the market today, but these all have drawbacks in terms of their effectiveness and the results achieved.