Keeping the Weight Off After Liposuction
The decision to have a liposuction procedure performed is a big, life altering choice. But one very important thing that we want to make sure that you keep in mind is that the decision you’re making isn’t just for the liposuction itself, but rather part of a larger overall commitment to increasing your overall health and well-being. This means that once your liposuction procedure has been completed, it’s important for you to continue to take steps forward in improving your overall health to ensure that the fat that was just removed doesn’t return! Here are a few general tips to keep in mind that will help you to keep the weight offafter your liposuction procedure:
Drink Lots of Water
Though it seems obvious, this is typically the one piece of common health information that many people consistently overlook. In today’s world, we never get enough sleep, and it’s incredibly tempting to reach for an energy drink packed with sugar or stop at a Starbucks for our morning coffee, but if you’re looking to keep the weight off, then you’re best off going for water instead! Did you know that if you’re dehydrated, your body will think it’s actually hungry instead? It’s true! When we don’t drink enough water, our body often sends signals that are interpreted as hunger, so we often eat when really what we need is water. So in addition to all of the health benefits drinking lots of water brings, it’s also a great way to help curb your hunger!
Get Up and Move!
This might seem like another obvious one, but it needs to be said: If you want to keep off the weight you just lost with liposuction, you need to make sure to exercise! Our bodies work very similar to machines, and while liposuction is a great tool that helps that machine perform better than ever, without proper care it will break down again. This means that once you’ve healed from your liposuction procedure, it’s important to develop a continued exercise regimen and follow through with it. You worked hard to have the fat removed, so it takes hard work to keep it from coming back!
Do What You Can to Reduce Stress
One of the biggest causes of weight gain in human beings is stress, as stress controls cortisol, and raised cortisol levels can lead to cravings to eat! Therefore, one of the best things that you can do for yourself, both mentally and physically, is make efforts to reduce the amount of stress you have in your life.
Now, this doesn’t mean you need to go out and make any massive, life altering changes! Instead, focus on little things that will help you reduce stress, such as relaxing with a bath at the end of the work day, focusing on your breathing in stressful situations, or just taking a 10 minute break every so often to relax! Reduced stress means fewer cravings, and this will definitely help you to keep that excess weight off.
These are just a few helpful tips to help you keep the weight off. If you want more tips or information, our specialists are always ready to assist you with any questions you may have! Feel free to contact Infini Cosmetic Associates® anytime at (480) 405-3948.