Liposuction is an effective cosmetic procedure for addressing areas of excess fat that may have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. The procedure utilizes a cannula to remove excess fat from the body, creating a slimmer appearance.
After the procedure, you may experience swelling, redness, and bruising. You may be able to return to work in a few days; however, you should avoid strenuous exercise for six weeks. The results will become visible over the following one to three months after your procedure.
Following all aftercare instructions will ensure a proper recovery and healthy results. But the process does not end there. While liposuction can permanently remove fat cells, new and existing fat cells can form and develop. To maintain your results, it’s important to follow these tips about life after liposuction.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
Maintaining your liposuction results may require making a few lifestyle changes, including:
Eat a Balanced Diet
A healthy, balanced diet is the key to maintaining your weight and, therefore, your results. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, proteins such as chicken and lentils, healthy fats like avocado and peanut butter, and whole grains.
You can still enjoy the foods you love but in moderation. For example, foods high in sugar and fat, such as processed foods, are calorically dense. . Many experts suggest the 80/ 20 rule, which suggests eating balanced meals 80 percent of the time and enjoying other less healthy options 20 percent of the time.
Create an Exercise Regime
If you have not already, create an exercise routine that you enjoy and keep up with it. Try to incorporate about 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day, whether it be running, weight lifting, walking, swimming, pilates, or another form of activity. Choose something you enjoy doing and stick with it.
Do not begin any strenuous activity until your doctor clears you after your procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
Liposuction can kickstart a healthy lifestyle by providing the motivation and confidence that may have been lacking. Our team at the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts understands that cosmetic procedures play an important role in building confidence, and we provide the support you need to get there. If you’re ready to start, contact the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, CA, at +1(818) 789-6622.