One misconception about liposuction is that it can help people lose weight. While it's true that liposuction does remove unwanted fat, doctors will typically only eliminate a maximum of 11 pounds for safety reasons. Additionally, the body will manufacture more fat cells as needed to replace the ones that were extracted. This means that you could gain any weight you lost back if you're not careful. Here are two tips for keeping the weight off after undergoing liposuction.
Make Permanent Dietary Changes
Ideally, you should only get liposuction after you've been able to maintain your weight for a several years, especially if you've recently lost a lot of it. The reason is because you're more likely to have learned healthy eating habits that will help you stay slim. If you lost weight via bariatric surgery or using a fad diet, it's critical you learn how to eat properly over the long term.
For instance, people typically gain weight because they consume more calories than they expend. Tracking the number of calories you eat per day can help you stay within your daily limit and avoid gaining weight from unintentionally eating more than you need.
It's a good idea to meet with a nutritionist to determine your caloric needs and develop a food plan you can stick to for the rest of your life. Additionally, if you have an underlying mental or physical health problem that could cause you to overeat, it's best to fix that issue before undergoing liposuction.
Get Regular Exercise
You probably already know that exercise is good for your health. However, it can also help you keep the weight off after liposuction. In fact, one study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that half the women who had liposuction and participated in an exercise program afterwards keep the weight off six months after surgery. The other half who didn't exercise gained 10 percent more visceral fat.
Just about any type of exercise will do, as long as it's something you will stick to; though, you may want to ensure you so some strength training. Muscle weighs more than fat, so you'll naturally burn more calories the more muscle you have. Strength training also reduces your risk of developing some diseases such as osteoporosis.
To learn more about maintaining your results after undergoing liposuction or get more information about liposuction in general, contact a cosmetic surgeon.Share
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