Many people mistakenly believe that liposuction is a great way to have massive amounts of unwanted fat removed in order to get the perfect body shape. The truth is, liposuction is not a method of weight loss, but should instead be considered as wonderful body contouring option for patients who are near their target weight and want to fine-tine their figures. Beyond slimming down stubborn problem areas, there are many ways liposuction can complement and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
1. Encourages Weight Loss Efforts
When visiting a surgeon for a liposuction consultation, he or she will likely advise you to put off your surgery unless you’re at or very close to a healthy target weight. The best lipo results are seen by patients who have met their weight loss goals and simply want to sculpt and contour certain areas to enhance their figures.
If you’ve struggled to find the self-discipline needed to hit your target weight, knowing you’ll have to slim down before you can get liposuction may be just the motivation you need to finally shed those extra pounds. Having more energy and getting in shape can both be welcome side benefits to buckling down and implementing a healthier, more active lifestyle. You’ll be so proud of yourself for finally taking care of your body, and lipo can be the perfect gift to give yourself after weight loss success.
2. Targets Stubborn Fat Deposits
Even if you’re at your target weight and you work out religiously, some stubborn, localized fatty deposits can persist to keep you from loving what you see in the mirror. These fat deposits are particularly common in (but not limited to) the hip/flank area, inner and outer thighs and upper arms, all of which are often completely—and exasperatingly—unaffected by your best efforts to diet and exercise. If you want to finally have the body you’ve worked so hard for, liposuction can be a great option for sculpting away fat that seems to laugh in the face of your healthy habits.
3. Lowers Triglyceride Levels
Although most people decide to have liposuction purely for cosmetic reasons, a recent study shows that lipo may offer significant health benefits. By removing excess fat from the body, liposuction coincidentally decreases the level of triglyceride levels that circulate in the body. This results in lower cholesterol and can potentially reduce the patient’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This study proves that the benefits of liposuction can go beyond looking and feeling good and may actually contribute to your health and longevity.
4. Post-Lipo Exercise Maintains Results
Although the fat cells that are removed via lipo are gone permanently, you’ll still need to exercise after your procedure if you hope to maintain your results and prevent fat from returning. Liposuction can undoubtedly give you a slimmer, more toned appearance but slacking off on your fitness routine can result in the development of new fat, even in the areas that were treated by lipo. Maintaining your exercise regimen, even if you do it to preserve your lipo results, is great for your overall health.
5. Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Maintenance
Maintaining your liposuction results over the long term will require more than hard work and dedication at the gym. Focusing on making smart diet choices, in addition to staying active, is essential if you want to keep your trim new figure. Moderation in what you eat and drink also offers the added benefit of improved health overall and a reduction in your risk of developing weight-related illnesses and conditions.
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