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Receiving liposuction can help change a person’s body shape and remove stubborn fat that lingers within the body.
Liposuction can be performed on areas such as the hips, stomach, arms, chin, chest, and more, for a price. The average Toronto liposuction cost is around 6000-10,000.
However, while the procedure can help to improve the body’s overall contour and shape, it is not a weight loss surgery nor a substituting for diet and exercise.
In fact, people rarely lose more than three to five pounds from liposuction and maintaining a healthy lifestyle following the procedure is paramount to maintaining results. The following are some tips for maintaining results following a liposuction procedure.
Keep a Healthy Diet
Maintaining a well-balanced and healthy diet is key to keeping the results of liposuction at their maximum efforts. More than just for the aesthetics, having a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains has a great many benefits.
Avoiding foods with refined sugars can also help to reduce the creation of new fats in the body, as well as improve your blood sugar and hormone levels. Hormone imbalances are known to cause weight gain and create unwanted inflammation and body fat.
Keeping your body properly hydrated throughout the day is one of the best things you can do for your body. By keeping yourself amply hydrated, you can help regulate nutrients in your body more evenly and maximize their effects. Additionally, drinking water can help a person feel full for longer, reducing urges to snack.
Staying hydrated also helps with focus and motivation, which is beneficial for those desiring to work out or perform other active daily tasks versus remaining sedentary. Water also helps the skin to look fuller and more hydrated.
Exercise Your Way
As mentioned, liposuction does not replace the need for exercise in a person’s life. While liposuction can help to remove fat, exercise is required to help prevent the creation of new fat in the body.
Cardio or aerobic exercises are the best way to keep your body fat lean, build your physical endurance, as well as keep your heart at its peak health. On the flip side, strength exercises such as lifting weights help your body to further tone and build definition within the muscles.
One doesn’t have to become a full-time gym advocate to see results from exercising, and results can also be found from doing light exercises such as walking, jogging, or working out in front of the television during a favourite program or exercise video.
Others who work long hours at desk jobs may find a helpful thing to do is to get up every hour or half-hour to move around, stretch, and get light exercises in to help keep blood flowing within the body.
Listen to your Doctor
The most important thing to do during recovery from liposuction is to properly follow all recovery suggestions and instructions from your surgeon. Following your procedure, you will likely be recommended sleeping positions, cleaning instructions, compression bandages, as well as timelines of when you can return to work and certain exercises.