Tips To Stay In Shape After Your Liposuction
There are certain misconceptions that people tend to have regarding liposuction The removal of fat cells from any part of the body via liposuction actually results in permanent fat loss The fat cells will not return to that area Unfortunately, fat cells in other parts of the body will compensate... | Read More
There are certain misconceptions that people tend to have regarding liposuction. The removal of fat cells from any part of the body via liposuction actually results in permanent fat loss. The fat cells will not return to that area.
Unfortunately, fat cells in other parts of the body will compensate for that, essentially picking up the slack to leave a disproportionate figure. While the figure is only cosmetic, doctors are actually more concerned about the danger of increasing visceral fat.
Studies have linked visceral fat with the development of metabolic syndrome. This refers to a cluster of symptoms that include high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and insulin resistance. Each of these increases the risk of heart disease, which means visceral fat can be more harmful than subcutaneous fat.
How To Maintain Your Liposuction Results
Despite it being associated with fat removal, it’s important to keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss solution. In order to maintain the results of your liposuction procedure, it’s essential to stay in shape through regular exercise and a healthy diet. Here are some tips on how to stay in shape after liposuction:
Drink Plenty Of Water
Numerous studies over the years have mentioned the benefits of staying hydrated. Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn. Within 10 minutes of drinking water, adults have been shown to increase their resting energy expenditure by 24 to 30%.
Go To The Gym
After liposuction, it’s important to take it easy for the first few weeks while your body recovers from surgery. However, it’s also important to start moving around and getting back to your normal routine as soon as you feel up to it. You can start by taking light walks for 30 minutes a day, gradually increasing your level of activity as your body feels ready.
You can resume your regular levels of strenuous activity and exercise around four to six weeks following your liposuction procedure.
In addition to resistance training, you must not forget to include cardiovascular exercise in your routine. This can help to boost your metabolism, improve heart health, and maintain healthy body weight. Try to get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least three times a week.
Resistance training such as lifting weights helps build muscle and maintain healthy body composition. Thus, it can help you maintain your liposuction results by helping you to maintain or even increase your muscle mass. That can also help in preventing you from gaining unwanted pounds.
Have A Balanced Diet
A huge challenge that anyone faces following liposuction is maintaining your results and avoiding weight gain. To help keep this going, focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting regular exercise. Avoid sugary drinks and snacks and instead, choose lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Learn To Relax
If you start to feel tired or experience any pain or discomfort, take a break and rest. Stress is among the reasons for binge eating, so you definitely do not want that. It’s also important to remember that everyone recovers at a different rate, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re not able to get back to your normal routine as quickly as you’d like.
Have A Good Sleep Hygiene Habit
Getting a good night’s sleep actually helps keep your appetite at bay. A study from 2014 was conducted under rigorously controlled conditions of energy intake and physical activity. The result showed that sleep restriction is also associated with a decrease in circulating levels of leptin (an anorexigenic hormone) and an increase in circulating levels of ghrelin (an orexigenic hormone), hunger, and appetite.
Keep Those Fats At Bay!
By following these tips, you can help to maintain your liposuction results and stay in shape after your procedure.
Remember to listen to your body and work with your plastic surgeon to develop a safe and effective exercise routine. Schedule a consultation with us here at Memorial Plastic Surgery so we can determine if you’re in the right frame of mind for liposuction.
With a little bit of effort, you can enjoy long-lasting results and a healthier, happier you.
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