Keeping Fat Off After Liposuction

August 15, 2012 0 Comments

Most people who have looked into it already know that liposuction is not a cure-all for people seeking to lose weight. Most of the people who have liposuction performed on them are either in relatively good shape or have lost considerable weight already. Liposuction is best used to eliminate those stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to burn away no matter how much you diet or exercise.

Liposuction is the world’s most popular plastic surgical procedure. Many people worldwide have received the help they need to shed unwanted and unattractive fat through liposuction.

It’s worth noting that liposuction is not like lip enhancement surgery, rhinoplasty, or other common plastic surgical procedures. In order to continue to enjoy the benefits you received from liposuction, you need to do what it takes to keep the fat off once it’s gone.

The easiest way to do this (or at least the most effective) is through proper diet and exercise. By eating a balanced diet and burning off a healthy dose of calories every day through exercise, you can keep unsightly fat from finding its way back onto your hips, thighs, or wherever else you had it removed from.

Talk with your plastic surgeon about your diet and exercise habits. He should either be able to recommend appropriate exercises and dietary habits to help you keep the fat off after liposuction. At the very least, he will be able to recommend a dietician and/or trainer who can help you to continue staying fit and looking your best after your surgery.

Generally speaking, any kind of aerobic exercise is good for keeping off fat. Exercise that builds muscle is also beneficial. Exercise which works on your core muscles, like Pilates, is especially good for keeping fat off after liposuction.

Most people who care enough about their bodies to have liposuction don’t need to be chided about staying in shape. Liposuction is commonly sought by those who have worked hard at losing weight but who can’t seem to get rid of fat in one area of their bodies or another despite their best efforts. Once you’ve had liposuction and you’re rid of those fatty areas, keeping the fat off is well worth the dietary changes and exercise it takes.

Of course, if you are unable to keep the fat off, further liposuction is generally a valid option. Most patients, however, can keep the fat off after liposuction by adopting positive lifestyle changes.

Dr. McGuire is an internationally known, leading plastic surgeon, Santa Monica based, and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious St. John’s Hospital. He specializes in cosmetic surgery, including facelift, liposuction, breast enlargement, and tummy tuck surgery and more. For additional information visit his website at

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