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5 Post-Liposuction Exercise Tips

Liposuction surgery is a great way for patients in the Point-Claire area to get rid of areas of fat they don’t want, such as muffin tops and love handles. However, if you don’t exercise after surgery, liposuction may only end up making your body exchange one set of problems for another. According to research, when fat is removed from the abdominal area, the body replaces it by increasing levels of belly fat. This can put your body at an increased risk of developing diabetes or heart disease. To counter this, a regular exercise regime should be followed after surgery. This is the best way to gain long-lasting results from liposuction.

Exercise After Liposuction

1. Start Gradually

Exercise after undergoing liposuction should not begin until 2-6 weeks after surgery. This is to ensure that the wounds are fully healed and not at risk of reopening under stress. However, you can do light activities such as walking to get the body accustomed to exercising (without risk of bleeding) and then move on to more rigorous activities after the recovery period.

You can also gradually increase the intensity of regular exercises, such as on the treadmill with each passing week after surgery. For example, in your first week, you go at 1 mile-per-hour, in your second week, 2 miles-per-hour, your third week, 3 miles-per-hour, and continue on.

If the exercise makes you uncomfortable, then stop. This is a warning sign of possible damage to the surgical wounds.

2. Exercise Regularly

Once you have a regular exercise regime in place, stick to it. Strength training and cardio are sure ways to burn any excess belly fat the body may want to produce to compensate for lost fat. One study showed that women who exercised regularly 3 times a week kept their fat off while women who did not gained extra belly fat. You should exercise for at least 20 minutes a day.

3. Eat healthy

Any exercise will not be of much benefit if it is not supported by a healthy diet. Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are good sources of carbohydrates that will not leave you with hunger pangs.

4. Eat regularly

Having small meals throughout the day is better than having large meals. This way you won’t overeat and increase the risk of gaining weight, especially belly fat. Your body can also maintain high energy levels.

5. Join a Gym

It might be a good idea to join a gym. A gym membership can keep you motivated to stay on a regular exercise regime, especially since you are already paying.

How Long Do the Effects of a Breast Lift Last?

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is used to repair sagging breast tissue, reduce excess skin, and remodel the tissue into a more flattering and youthful shape. Whether these changes are due to hormonal changes from pregnancy or breastfeeding or simply by the effects of age and gravity, this procedure is gaining in popularity among women in Montreal due to its long-lasting and natural looking results.

Breast Lift

While there are many factors that can affect how long your procedure lasts, breast lifts are designed to provide life-long results that will continue to improve the shape of your breasts even when gravity once again begins to weigh you down. While no cosmetic procedure can stop the effects of time, they can drastically turn back the clock to keep your body looking several years younger even as you continue to age.

In order to improve the longevity of your results, it’s important to know how they will be affected by life changes, age, and other factors. The top four factors that can affect your results are:

 1. Pregnancy

The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a significant impact on the appearance of breast tissue, causing many mothers to seek cosmetic treatments such as breast lifts to counter these effects. Cosmetic surgeons recommend mothers wait until they are finished having children and breastfeeding before undergoing this type of procedure as pregnancy will continue to affect the body in the same way, breast lift or not.

2. Fluctuations in weight

Weight gain and loss can have a huge impact on the results of virtually any cosmetic surgical procedure, so weight should be carefully controlled and maintained in order to achieve the best and longest lasting results. All weight loss should occur prior to any cosmetic procedures and then must be carefully monitored to prevent weight gain afterward.

3. Lack of proper support

Women who frequently engage in exercise and physical activity without adequate breast support are doing themselves a disservice as this can cause more descent and sagging of the breast tissue due to the increased effects of gravity. The larger the breast (or implant), the more this lack of support can lead to a saggy, deflated appearance. Be sure to wear well-fitted bras whenever engaging in exercise and physical activity in order to preserve the youthful appearance of your breast lift.

4. Age

Finally, no cosmetic procedure can completely negate the effects of aging but, like many of them, breast lifts can be used to turn back the clock. Even as the skin and breast tissues continue to age, they will not catch up to where they would be without the procedure and will always appear more full and youthful than they otherwise would.