Liposuction is extremely popular among Montreal, Longueuil, Pointe Claire, and other Quebec patients because of its proven ability to get rid of unwanted, excess adipose tissue in areas such as the back, thighs, upper arms, cheeks, and hips. However, liposuction treatments, although highly effective, do not guarantee that the fat will not return. Here are some tips on how to make sure you maintain a healthy, beautiful body after your treatment.
1. Make sure you are eating healthy
Liposuction only removes fatty tissue, it does not protect against regaining the fat that was removed. A healthy diet low in carbohydrates, sugars, and saturated fats and high in essential vitamin- and mineral-rich foods like fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, and lean proteins will help ensure that you stay trim whether you’ve had liposuction or not.
2. Drink plenty of water throughout the day
The average amount of water recommended by most medical professionals that you should be drinking every day is eight standard glasses. This will fluctuate based on your body size and activity level, but a hydrated body helps to maintain an active and healthy metabolism. It also aids digestion and helps to manage hunger and food cravings.
3. Eat several small meals throughout the day
Eating smaller meals more frequently helps you to maintain your energy levels throughout the day and is less likely to make you feel as though you are depriving yourself of food between meals. One of the most important benefits of eating smaller meals throughout the day is that it helps prevent the overeating that many people feel compelled to do when they eat less frequently.
4. Get your carbs from whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables
Carbohydrates obtained from these sources are the healthiest form of carbohydrates you can put into your body. They are key to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, which in turn helps prevent you from getting hunger pangs and cravings for foods that are counterproductive to maintaining a healthy body.
5. Get your exercise
Exercise should be a part of any healthy person’s daily routine, liposuction patient or otherwise. It is important to develop and integrate an exercise routine into your life, but make sure that you are consulting with and following the advice of your plastic surgeon after liposuction so as to avoid any strenuous exercise that may damage your body, especially the surgical sites.
Liposuction can be an avenue to explore if you just can’t seem to shake that fatty tissue that has been plaguing you, no matter what you do, but it is important to understand that it is not a cure-all. Liposuction is just the beginning of a healthier you, and it goes without saying that you need to make sure you are supplementing the treatment with a healthy lifestyle and diet choices to ensure you maintain the full, long-term results.