You have considered all the factors before undergoing liposuction. You have located a capable plastic surgeon or a reputable centre and the procedure is a success. All of the depressing fat deposits in the wrong places are gone and you are new in body and spirit. What next? How do you continue to enjoy your new body? A simple post-liposuction guide can help you to maintain not only your figure but also your health.
A lifestyle guide after liposuction.
Lifestyle changes after liposuction are important. If such changes are not made, the chances of gaining more fat in the same places where it was removed remain very high. This will not only be emotionally frustrating but may lead you to consider another liposuction with all its inherent health risks. To avoid this, consider lifestyle changes in the following areas.
Perhaps this is the most important area. A diet that is free from junk foods is recommended. Avoid all processed highly refined foods that increase the chances of re-accumulating fat in your body. Avoid pre-packed foods that are usually high in fats, not to mention other ingredients that add no nutritional value to the food.
Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Some sources recommend up to nine servings per day. Whole grains are preferred to processed grains. Poultry, fish, eggs and dairy are good sources of proteins but should also be taken in moderate amounts or as guided by your nutritionist.
According to some diet advocates, even meats from cattle, sheep and goats can be healthy. The only requirement is that such animals must be grass fed (grazed) and not from commercial animal production factories, where antibiotics, hormones and other ingredients are used to hasten the animals’ growth and maturity for slaughter.
Maintain a healthy weight.
It must be understood that it may not be necessary to lose weight after liposuction. However, if a person is overweight or even obese, it is recommended to reduce weight that will help you in managing the next lifestyle change. The ideal weight is relative and depends on a number of factors. These include your type of body, height and to some extent your occupation. A qualified health practitioner can help you to manage your weight in a healthy and safe way.
There is a possibility that fat deposits are accumulated partly due to a relatively sedentary lifestyle. With the fat gone, it is important to keep the body well-toned to maintain the new shape. Physical exercises will also help improve and support the functioning of vital organs like the heart, the brain and even the digestive system. If you have not been physically active previously, guidance from your healthcare provider will help you to do it right.
What sort of exercises can you engage in? This will depend on a number of factors like your general health, your age, you physical health to name a few. A thirty minute period of exercises per day may be enough according to your circumstances. Some of the exercises may include aerobics, power walking, jogging and others that will help you sweat a little.
A word of caution
The period immediately after liposuction should be exercise-free. Although early mobility is important and healthy, exertive activities should be commenced only after healing. Early moving around helps to prevent circulatory problems like blood clots forming and getting trapped in a major vein that could lead to deep vein thrombosis.
Mental exercises can also help to maintain a positive outlook after liposuction. The results may have not turned out as you had expected which could lead to emotional disturbances. Meditation and visualization may help you overcome this.
These changes can help you maintain your new shape, your health and an improved self-confidence and self-esteem. Remember, without making post-liposuction lifestyle changes, you can easily slide back to your body state before the liposuction was done.