It’s one of the most talked-about stressors when it comes to deciding to go through with a liposuction procedure: Will I be able to maintain my results long term?
If you’ve recently had liposuction and are loving your new body, you may be nervous about how to keep your shape. Some patients report being so nervous about it that they have trouble enjoying their new figures as much as they should.
Here are a few tips to help you maintain the results of your liposuction so you can focus on looking and feeling your best through small, healthy lifestyle choices.
This may seem like an obvious tip, but you would be surprised how many patients come to us believing they can return to their old sedentary lifestyle habits and still maintain their new shape. Exercising on a regular basis is great for your body and mind. If you struggle with this, spend a month trying out a different form of exercise several times a week until you find one that you truly enjoy. It’s much easier to stick with a program if you look forward to it.
Drinks Lots of Water
One of the biggest mistakes people make when attempting to eat healthier and exercise more is not putting enough focus on their water consumption. Not only is water great for your skin and all the metabolic processes in your body, but it’s also great for digestion and helps control hunger. Help your body work the way nature intended and keep yourself full and satisfied between meals.
Eat Smaller, Healthier Meals
You don’t have to eat less food to maintain your results. But you do need to eat healthier food and eat more often to help your metabolism operate at its prime. Choose whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. This helps regulate your blood sugar levels, too, helping control cravings. You might even find yourself losing a few extra pounds as you implement your new healthier lifestyle.
For more information about maintaining your results, or if you’re considering liposuction, call Dr. Wortham’s office today at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center at 425-744-7771.