If you suffer with areas of stubborn fat that can’t be removed through diet and exercise alone, you might be considering liposuction! Liposuction can be used to treat stubborn fat in the abdomen, sides, back, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. There are a few things you can do to ensure you get the most out of your procedure for effective results that last.
Be a Good Candidate
Good candidates for liposuction are healthy individuals with no major health problems that might affect recovery and outcome. Those who are within their ideal weight and have elastic skin and good muscle tone will find more success in their liposuction results. Keeping a positive mindset and having realistic goals for your results will also make you a good candidate. Remember that your surgeon is not aiming for perfection, but can give you dramatic and often life-changing results!
Wear a Compression Garment
A compression garment will be provided to you by your surgeon after your procedure. Wearing your garment as directed will help to minimize swelling, reduce pain, and improve healing for successful results from your liposuction procedure. The garment will provide support to your new figure and help your body retain its shape. While two weeks of constant wear is usually recommended, some women choose to wear their garments longer for comfort.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Once you’ve been treated with liposuction, you won’t gain fat in the treated areas as easily. However, you can still gain fat in surrounding untreated areas, which can distort the results of your liposuction procedure. Remember that liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise! It is important to maintain your ideal weight after your procedure if you want to preserve your results. Once you’ve finished recovering, you should return to a regular exercise routine and continue to eat a healthy diet.
Your surgeon can give you dramatic results with a liposuction procedure, but it’s up to you to maintain those results. The first step to a slimmer figure is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Perry! Contact our office today for more information or to make an appointment.