Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide. This aesthetic procedure breaks up and sucks fat from different parts of the body, most commonly the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, back, neck and chin. Fat is removed through effective minimally invasive technologies such as BodyTite, Smartlipo Triplex and Vaserlipo, bringing about a trimmer and more toned physique.
Men and women who are planning for liposuction should have a stable weight and also be near their ideal weight. Lipo procedures remove undesirable deposits of body fat in specific parts of the body but it is not an overall weight-loss method. It provides you with an improved appearance and a well-contoured body. To gain lasting benefits from this aesthetic procedure, patients have to maintain a healthy life with proper exercise and diet. Fat does not return to the areas treated, but may accumulate in other body areas.
Advantages of Exercising
A study that appeared in one of the back issues of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, highlighted the advantages of exercising after a liposuction procedure. The study involved 36 healthy women, aged between 20 and 35. Before the study they had not exercised regularly for six months. All women were of normal weight and agreed to have two and a half to three pounds of abdominal flab removed through liposuction. Half of these women enrolled in a 4-month exercise regimen that commenced two months after the surgery. After 6 months, women who did not exercise showed a 10% increase in visceral fat when compared to those who exercised thrice a week.
Researchers in this field say that exercise after fat loss, whether the fat loss is achieved via exercise and diet or via lipo, sends a message to the brain as regards how much the body should ideally weigh. Exercise also directs the body to rely more on fat as a fuel. Thus fat is burned and not stored.
Follow the Advice of Your Plastic Surgeon
With liposuction, fat cells are removed permanently, which means that the treated area will have fewer fat cells. However, fat cells in other parts of the body may increase if you do not exercise or follow a healthy diet after the procedure. Plastic surgeons would advise their patients to start or restart an exercise program about six weeks after liposuction to enhance the results.
Liposuction is an effective solution for those who wish to contour their body, but it is important to consult an experienced surgeon. Also, spend some valuable time with the plastic surgeon, addressing your concerns and clearing any doubts before undergoing the cosmetic surgery. It is important that you are comfortable with your surgeon, and he/she clearly understands your aesthetic goals.