What is liposuction?
Liposuction, the procedure to surgically remove fat, has one of the highest satisfaction ratings among all plastic surgeries. The procedure is used to help get rid of areas of stubborn fat, giving your body a more contoured shape.
Once fat cells are removed from your body, they can’t return; they’re gone forever. However, to ensure that you have a natural appearance, Dr. Rosenblum must leave a small layer of fat behind. This fat helps your skin lay flat and smooth over your body.
If you begin to gain weight after liposuction, these remaining fat cells will get bigger and bigger. To keep your contoured shape, you must avoid weight gain with a healthy lifestyle.
Just because you need to maintain weight doesn’t mean you need to start a strict diet, get rid of all sugar and carbs, and avoid eating out. Instead, just focus on eating well. Make sure your diet includes:
- Lean protein
- Plenty of vegetables and fruit
- Whole grains
- Low-fat dairy products
- Nuts, beans, and other plant proteins
- Unsaturated and healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, or nuts
Also pay attention to proper portion sizes. Eating too much is a big contributor to weight gain, but can be easily controlled by using smaller plates and being aware of how much food you should eat at each meal or snack.
Again, you are just trying to maintain, not lose weight. You don’t need to hire a personal trainer or start Crossfit to achieve this goal. Instead, focus on getting your recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. Moderate exercise, like walking, is considered any exercise you can talk, but not sing, while doing.
While diet is key to losing weight, exercise is key to maintaining it. Take every opportunity you can to get moving during the day to keep fat cells small.
At Rosenblum Plastic Surgery, we provide personalized liposuction consultations. Our expert physician, Dr. Richard Rosenblum, will answer all your questions and help you develop a plan for a slimmer body. Contact Rosenblum Plastic Surgery at (757) 496-5556 for your free liposuction consultation.