You’re going to love your new curves after liposuction, a procedure that removes fat from stubborn areas and sculpts and shapes your ideal figure.
Liposuction is an investment into your appearance, an investment you want to last. While liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the treated areas, you can still gain weight after your procedure. Staying fit and healthy is essential for long-lasting results. These tips from Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Stanton can help you maintain your new curves after liposuction.
Hit Your Goal Weight Before Surgery
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure. If you’re planning on liposuction, make sure you hit your goal weight first.
Yo-yo dieting and liposuction don’t mix. If you want your liposuction results to last, you must maintain a stable weight. Avoid gaining or losing weight after surgery and maintain a steady, consistent weight as much as possible.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
What’s your favorite way to hydrate?
Soda, juices, and other high-calorie beverages can significantly boost your calorie consumption and lead to unintended weight gain. Stick to water if you want to reduce your calorie consumption and maintain a stable weight while staying hydrated.
Need a little flavor? Fruit slices can flavor your water without packing on the extra calories. We recommend lemons, oranges, or cucumbers.
Focus on Fruits and Vegetables
A healthy diet is built on fruits and vegetables. After liposuction, pack your plate with fruits and veggies in every color of the rainbow.
Fruits and vegetables aren’t just a low-calorie option to fill your belly. They are rich sources of antioxidants and phytochemicals that can protect against disease and reduce your risk for certain types of cancer.
Start Slowly as You Return to Exercise
We know you’re excited to get back to exercise after liposuction but do it gradually. When you’re cleared to exercise by Dr. Stanton, start slowly and rebuild to your desired fitness levels over time. Taking it slowly reduces the risk of injuries that can derail your fitness and weight management goals.
Build Activity into Your Lifestyle
You may not have hours to spend at the gym, but even when life gets busy, it’s essential to move your body and get plenty of exercise, even on your busiest days.
One way to ensure you’re getting the activity you need to maintain a healthy body is to build active movement into your lifestyle. Take the stairs. Meet a friend for a short walk instead of coffee. Stand up while you talk on the phone. These daily activities don’t replace the need for more strenuous activities, but they can complement your exercise efforts and help you to stay fit.
Catch Your Zzzzs
Poor sleep is a significant risk factor for weight gain and obesity. When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re more likely to overeat and less likely to make healthy food choices.
If you want to maintain your body after liposuction, focus on getting enough sleep. For the average adult, this means getting at least seven hours of sleep each night for your body to function at its best.
If you’re having trouble getting enough sleep, try setting a sleep alarm to remind you when to head to bed.
Schedule a Liposuction Treatment with Dr. Stanton
Are you ready to create your best body with liposuction? Contact Dr. Stanton to schedule a consultation. Call our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office at (310) 278-0077.