As the weather warms up and we start looking ahead to spring and summer, a beautiful beach body may be on your mind. If you are in good shape yet have stubborn areas of fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction is a great tool to help you achieve the sculpted, toned physique you desire. Planning your procedure now would give you enough time to undergo surgery and recover by the time it is warm enough to hit the beach!
Should you decide to pursue liposuction with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil, MD, here are some things you can do to ensure long-lasting, beautiful results.
Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions for Recovery
As a liposuction patient of Dr. Khalil, you will receive detailed aftercare instructions to help you recuperate quickly and smoothly. For example, you will probably be asked to wear a compression garment to help support your body’s healing tissues. You will also be advised to refrain from strenuous or vigorous activity until your body has had a chance to heal.
Following these instructions can help increase your chances of achieving a successful result that lasts for many years. On the other hand, not complying with the guidelines may lead to a complication that affects your long-term outcome.
Maintaining your weight after surgery is critical. If you gain a significant amount of weight, it will have a deleterious effect on the results of your surgery.
It is best to eat a healthy, balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. Calorie calculators and calorie tracking programs (e.g., My Fitness Pal) can help you stay aware of what you eat and drink and not exceed your daily caloric needs. Working with a nutritionist can also ensure that you are getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
Exercise is also very important. In the initial days and weeks following your surgery, gentle movement such as short walks can help reduce the risk of complications and help you feel “normal” again. After you have made a full recovery from surgery, exercising regularly can also help you avoid gaining weight.
Drinking lots of water helps to control hunger and cravings and promote healthy digestion and metabolism. Also, it is great for the appearance of your skin!
Book a Liposuction Consultation Today
For more information about liposuction or to determine whether you are a suitable candidate, please request an appointment with Dr. Khalil. Call or email our office today to schedule your visit.