Getting liposuction can dramatically alter your appearance and leave you feeling like a movie star. Considering that tumescent liposuction performed by a skilled surgeon can remove between 80 and 90 percent of the unwanted fat, it makes sense that a patient would feel entirely different after the procedure.
However, patients shouldn’t take their new shape for granted and assume it is a forever fix…because the remaining fat cells can actually get larger with weight gain and other parts of the body might begin storing fat. The best way to maintain a sculpted body following liposuction is to eat healthy and exercise regularly.
Although there is no definitive diet plan for lipo patients, recommendations for keeping extra weight off include adding more lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and increasing water consumption while limiting processed foods.
Likewise, exercise can increase muscle definition and keep a body toned, not to mention promote overall physical and emotional wellness. It is recommended that patients who have undergone lipo workout at least four days a week, doing activities like jogging, walking, biking or yoga. There should be no need for these individuals to take on more extreme fitness regimens; however, the types of exercise allowed after surgery vary by the areas treated, so patients should consult with their surgeons.
At Artistic Liposculpting Center in Tampa, patients meet with Dr. Thomas Su throughout the surgical process, from the initial consultation to the final post-op appointments. That level of personal attention guarantees patients not only a successful surgery, but also guidance on how to keep the transformative effects intact long after the liposuction is done.