Healthy Living After Lipo

clear-water-liposuctionGetting 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.


Backside Firming Without Surgery

liposuction-revisionWe all want the perfect butt, the kind that makes people stop and stare…but getting that can be a challenge.

Many women opt to get plastic surgery for this issue and that usually involves transferring fat cells to the buttocks from other parts of the body.

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that all of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed since the rate of re-absorption varies for every patient. Therefore, whatever fat is remaining three months after the surgery will be there permanently. This can leave the area asymmetrical, lumpy and not in the ideal, contoured shape.

So here are some basic exercises to help get you closer to a full and firm backside on your own. The workouts (which all require an exercise ball) should be done three times a week with a day of rest in-between. 10 repetitions should be done for each side.

The ‘tush tightener’ begins with you standing in front of the ball with your right foot on top, your right knee bent and your arms raised above your head. Keeping your left leg straight, bend at the waist and reach toward your left foot and then return to the starting position.

Next, the ‘rear raiser’ has you start in a plank with your forearms on the exercise ball, hands clasped. Slowly lift your right leg as high as you can, then lower it and repeat on the other side.

Finally, for the ‘booty pop’, sit on the ball and walk your feet out until your shoulders are resting on the ball. Then lift your hips and slowly lower them to hover above the floor before rising back up.

The other option is having liposuction performed on your waist and hips to create that coveted hourglass shape that will leave your bottom looking full and round. Dr. Thomas Su at Artistic Liposuction is an expert at giving women this type of body transformation by simply removing fat from the body, not transferring it.


Can Liposuction in Your Midsection Make Your Breasts Grow?

body-sculpting-bigstock-beautiful-healthy-fitness-womanWhat if liposuction could offer more than just trimming the fat in those trouble spots? What if it could actually give you bigger breasts? According to published research, there is some evidence that targeted midsection liposuction can leave female patients with enhanced breasts – without getting implants.

With breast augmentation continuing to be among the top cosmetic procedures performed annually in the United States according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this could be a great side effect for the hundreds of thousands of women who are also considering liposuction.

Some doctors have found that when their female patients have fat removed from their waists, abdomens and love handles it can often result in larger breasts, making it look like they had breast augmentation surgery. In fact, following liposculpting in those areas, women have found that their breasts have grown between one to two cup sizes in the months following the lipo procedures.

Another related study found in the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, supported that finding by reporting that 37 percent of the study’s patients undergoing traditional liposuction reported an increase in breast size while 64 percent of those women reported an increase of one or more cup sizes.

Granted, the case studies have shown that if the patient was up to 20 lbs. overweight at the time of the liposuction surgery, they were more likely to experience the surprise breast growth.

So if you’ve been considering tightening that waistline, there’s a chance that you could wind up with a little bonus in your bust!


Working On Thighs

No one ever wants to hear the term ‘thunder thighs’ in conjunction with their body. Sadly, women are often predisposed to gain weight in their thighs from the time that estrogen begins to flow during puberty. Excess fat in the thighs is also related to an individual’s lipolytic threshold, which has to do with how they process fats.

The first way to attack heavy thighs is always a lower calorie diet and exercise, so in other words, a healthier lifestyle.

However, there is no way to lose fat in a specific body area before others – for instance, you might experience weight loss develop toned arms but still not see slimmer thighs even after consistent exercise. Again, the rule of where a person gains and loses pounds is based on genetic markers.

That being said, sometimes the area is still resistant to diet and training because of those genetic factors at play, so other methods, including liposuction, can be the answer.

Dr. Thomas Su at the Artistic Liposculpting Center in Tampa has helped hundreds of woman with full, circumferential lipo of the thighs all the way down to their knees. Such exact body sculpting on that problematic area in female patients can be an image booster, but they should keep in mind an ideal thigh size that is proportional for their weight and height.

A skilled surgeon like Dr. Su can work with patients one-on-one to discuss not only their wants, but also what the best shape for that woman is.

 

 


The Best Option in Liposuction

st-petersburg-liposuctionWith so many types of liposuction available, the best way to make a decision about what is right for your needs is to know the facts.

During tumescent liposuction the patient remains awake, under only a local anesthetic. Tumescent liposuction poses a lower risk when compared to traditional liposuction, which is done under general anesthesia, and patients experience less bleeding, swelling and pain after the procedure.

Cannulas are long, thin tubes that are inserted into the body for removal of fat and fluids during liposuction. Tumescent Liposuction uses microcannulas (only 3mm in size) that can offer superior and more refined results than traditional liposuction, which is performed with larger cannulas (6 – 8mm in size).

These larger cannulas often produce wavy, irregular results whereas the micro-cannulas leave the skin smoother. Not to mention, since tumescent lipo is performed while the patient is awake, the surgeon can ask patients to tense their muscles to provide a hard muscle surface that can be used to isolate the fat, making it easier to remove evenly.

In fact, better positioning allows better removal and accurate contouring, according to Dr. Thomas Su at Tampa’s Artistic Liposculpting Center.

While some surgeons may advertise that they use the latest technology, like lasers, ultrasound and aqua lipo to assist with the fat removal, these newer technologies still have not proven their effectiveness. Tumescent liposuction alone, is still the gold standard.

However, the most important feature of a successful body transformation is finding the best surgeon. At Art Lipo Dr. Su, an experienced artist and surgeon who specializes in tumescent lipo, is passionate about body sculpting and the happiness of every patient.