For many people, the liposuction procedure is a life-changing miracle that can help them eliminate stubborn fat deposits they have struggled with for years. For those who have dieted, exercised and even tried medical weight loss programs, but still have problem areas, liposuction can be the solution.
It must be noted, however, that a liposuction treatment alone is not enough to keep the inches off and maintain the fat reduction results, and doctors warn that patients must be vigilant with their health to avoid putting those inches back on their bodies.
Before you go for a liposuction procedure, take the time to make sure you will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle post-surgery and, thus, make your fat reduction results last.
Preparing for Surgery
The No. 1 reason that people fail to reduce their fat and stick to diets is they try to change their entire lifestyle overnight. If you wait until your surgery to begin improving your diet, or to begin an exercise routine, you will have a hard road ahead of you. In the weeks immediately following your surgery, you will be limited in your ability to exercise, so it is not a good time to take up a new activity all of the sudden.
Instead, if you spend two to three months making small changes in your diet and begin a sustainable exercise regimen, by the time your surgery arrives your body will already be well-adjusted to your new lifestyle and you will be able to carry those changes forward.
Just because the fat was removed once doesn’t mean it can’t come back. It is up to you to eat right and drink plenty of water to keep those inches off. If you keep eating the way you were before you had lipo, you are sure to end up with your previous body shape eventually.
Doctors rarely recommend undergoing the procedure time after time as it can be strenuous on your body to gain and lose fat and inches so rapidly. Work with a dietitian to set up a proper diet, and ask your friends and family members to help you stay accountable to it.
Carrying extra fat and inches can be very taxing mentally as well as physically. Oftentimes patients who come in for liposuction in San Diego know they eat when they are stressed or bored. While your body image may improve drastically in the days immediately after the procedure, you need to make sure you have the support to stay as stress-free as possible in your life and avoid overeating as a result.
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