If you’ve had liposuction or are considering getting liposuction, you may be wondering about how likely it is that the fat will “come back” and the procedure will all have been for naught. While the same fat can’t actually come back because it’s been removed, it is possible for new fat cells to return to the treatment areas. We’ve compiled some lifestyle changes that will help you maintain your results and keep looking and feeling your best.
Relax and Gradually Get Back Into Your Routine
This step is by no means permanent but an important one nonetheless. Immediately following your liposuction procedure, it’s extremely important to relax and gradually return to your everyday routine. After the initial recovery period, it is possible to start going back to the lifestyle you had before the surgery – though without any heavy lifting. It’s recommended that you take time off work, especially if that work involves physical exertion or lifting. Slowly build up to that again.
Exercise is key in keeping up the look you wanted following your liposuction procedure. As mentioned before, it’s important to rest following your procedure and slowly ease back into activity. Walking is an excellent way to slowly get back into exercising and encouraging your body to heal and recover. Start with frequent walks and gradually build up to a 30-minute workout a few times a week to keep your body healthy and keep remaining fat cells under control.
Keep Hydrated and Eat Healthy
Keeping hydrated may not seem like a big lifestyle change, but it absolutely makes a difference in your health and maintaining results of a liposuction surgery. Drinking plenty of water is a small goes a long way towards recovery from any surgical procedure, as well as keeping side effects, such as headaches, away.
In addition to drinking water, eating a healthy and complete diet is recommended for optimal results and maintenance. Healthy eating helps to keep fat off of the body and preserve the results of your surgery. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic diet change, just include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and reduce your sugar intake.
If you have questions about liposuction or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons, call us at (309) 662-6772 today!