If you have just undergone a liposuction procedure, you are enjoying those wonderful slimmer and trimmer curves. Additionally, there was the investment of emotion, time and money. Now is the time to make sure that you protect those investments, especially keep those great results. In many cases, it can take several months for the final results to appear; however, it is important that you follow these tips to make sure those great results stay in place.
Post-Operative Instructions Are Important
To ensure a smooth recovery, it is imperative that you follow all the post-operative instructions given by your physician. Make sure that you go to all the scheduled follow up appointments. If you were given compression garments, wear them properly and for the time that your doctor instructed. These types of garments help ensure proper healing to help your results last as long as possible.
Your Diet is Important
We probably don’t need to tell you that you should maintain a healthy diet. A well-balanced diet will help you keep those slimmer curves and avoid ruining the results by gaining weight. Tips for a healthy diet include:
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!
Find an exercise regime that you truly like so you will stick with it. Your options include weights, swimming, cardio, yoga, and lots of different outdoor activities such as hiking or biking. It’s a good idea to rotate your exercises so you don’t become bored. You should exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes each day to help boost your metabolism.
Even before you undergo the liposuction procedure, you should make some lifestyle changes that can improve your results. Start your diet and exercise regimes before your procedure so that it isn’t such a shock. Additionally, a healthy diet and exercise program can help you heal faster, and can often provide better lipo results.
Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of St Louis Lipo and the Laser Lipo and Vein Center says, “It’s very important that patients understand how important these tips are for maintaining the very best results for a long period of time.” He continues, “We want to ensure that all our patients are happy with their results!”