Patients who come to me for liposuction in Downer’s Grove are occasionally focused on the aesthetic enhancements after surgery but often overlook the need for post-operative maintenance.
Liposuction can make improvements to one’s physique, and the fat reduction achieved by liposuction can be permanent if the patient properly maintains his or her body. This may require making a few lifestyle adjustments, but the rewards are worth it.
A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet contributes not only to maintaining the results of your liposuction procedure but also to the quality and longevity of your life. I recommend eating fresh produce, reducing your portion sizes and, if you need additional assistance, consulting with a registered dietician to develop a regimen that will help you remain fit and trim.
Choosing nutritious food before and immediately after your surgery will also help you heal as quickly and effectively as possible.
Your Exercise Routine
Preserving the fat reduction that was achieved through liposuction also requires regular exercise. Many fat cells were removed, but your new physique will regress if you don’t get enough exercise. Develop an exercise routine that complements your diet, fits into your schedule, and capitalizes on your interests.
It’s important to wait until you’re fully recovered to resume exercise, which may take a few weeks. If your liposuction procedure was performed as part of a mommy makeover or other body contouring procedure, your timeline may be longer. I will give you detailed information about returning to exercise when we meet for a consultation.
As you eat properly, exercise more and maintain—or even continue to improve—your physique, the benefits will be many. You will feel better about the way you look and you will likely enjoy a more satisfying life. To see examples of the long-term results you can expect, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about liposuction here in Downer’s Grove, please contact us online or call (630) 960-0023 to request a consultation.
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