Every year for several years running, hundreds of thousands of people had liposuction. We experienced only a mild dip in numbers during the past year of relative lock-down in terms of our social activities. This year, as more people are looking forward to getting out more, the desire for body sculpting is once again on the upswing. We are happy to help adults of all ages feel their best. If liposuction is on your interest list, now is the time to put your plan into action. Here, we offer a few suggestions for getting a jump-start on those liposuction results.
Identify Your Goal Weight, Then Reach It
Liposuction achieves the best results in patients who have maintained their goal weight for several months. Some wonder why liposuction would be necessary if they are already at their goal weight. It is necessary because sitting at the right weight for your body frame doesn’t mean you automatically achieve the shape you want. Many people are at their ideal weight but don’t look as slim and sculpted as they’d like. Liposuction quickly removes fat from stubborn areas so clothes look better, bathing suits are more comfortable, and you generally feel great in your own skin.
The purpose of liposuction is not to help a person lose weight. It’s also not to make them look more toned. Removing unwanted fat with liposuction could result in unsatisfactory results if the skin is not tight and firm. In this instance, a surgeon may suggest a lift to go along with liposuction. Even when skin tone is good, though, it can be beneficial to prepare for liposuction by working the muscles. You don’t have to go crazy with the weight-lifting, but you may want to start doing yoga or Pilates to tighten up the muscles that have been obscured by excess fat.
Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
To reach your goal weight, you may have had to implement some diet changes or start exercising more. These habits aren’t beneficial just to get you ready for liposuction, they are also the path to long-term results. Like muscle-toning, you need not go overboard with hours of exercise every day to keep your body in good shape. The goal here is to develop an active lifestyle that supports weight management and muscle tone and also feels good to do. If you don’t love your workouts and meal plan, you won’t stick with them, so create a life that works for you.
Are you ready for a slimmer, more sculpted you? Call 513.985.0850 to schedule a consultation at our Cincinnati office.