Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise alone cannot get rid of. While the effects of the procedure itself are considered to be permanent, weight gain is possible after liposuction. Any future weight gain will be distributed more evenly throughout the body and can alter the slimming effects of liposuction.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to prolong the results of your procedure. In this blog post, Sacramento plastic surgeon and liposuction specialist Dr. Donald Hause shares his top tips on how to maintain the results of your liposuction.
It may sound simple, but drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Staying hydrated improves the function of your organs, and is even good for your skin and hair. Water can help you maintain a healthy weight in the following ways:
- Drinking a glass of water before a meal helps suppress your appetite and prevents you from overeating
- Choosing water over a beverage high in sugar helps cut calories
- Drinking cold water prior to exercising has been proven to increase caloric burn
Increasing your general activity level helps expend energy and burn calories between workouts. Even with an office job, there are many small things you can do throughout the day to keep moving. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator and taking a few short walks throughout the day are great ways to stay active. Sticking to a regular exercise routine will also go far in helping you maintain your liposuction results.
Stress is a huge contributing factor in weight gain for many people. Stress raises cortisol levels, which causes people to crave certain foods and may even hinder your body’s ability to burn calories. Consistency in your diet and exercise routines will keep the pounds off, and also help reduce stress.
A Slimmer Physique with Liposuction
Liposuction can dramatically improve your shape and help you achieve your ideal body. However, it’s up to you to make the type of healthy lifestyle choices that will prolong the results of your liposuction procedure.
To learn more about liposuction, including whether you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hause. Contact us by calling Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.