It’s swimsuit season, and men and women around the world are baring their bodies on beaches and at pools. Some will be strutting around confidently, while many others will be slinking around, hiding their bodies under towels and t-shirts. At Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we hate seeing people avoid their best lives because they’re not confident in their bodies. Liposuction is one of our best and most popular treatments to help patients lose the last little bit of stubborn fat and give them a sense of confidence in their bodies.
However, just as with any plastic surgery procedure, there are things that patients can do to get the best results possible. Any time you undergo a surgical procedure, it’s essential that you’re in good health so that your body can heal properly. The following four items are some of the most important things you need to do before and after your liposuction. Your plastic surgeon can give you specific advice depending on your current health status.
1. Banish Bad Habits
The things you do to your body before and after your procedure will determine how successful the procedure is in the long run. First, it’s essential to be in the habit of eating healthfully and getting regular exercise. Liposuction is a procedure that removes existing, unwanted pockets of fat. Still, it can’t do anything to combat fat that you gain after the procedure is over—eliminating bad habits before your procedure is a great way to ensure long-term success. One habit in particular that patients ought to address is smoking. Nicotine is known to constrict blood vessels and impede proper blood flow, which may significantly negatively affect your body’s ability to heal.
2. Adopt Healthy Habits
Quitting your bad habits is a great start. To ensure a successful liposuction procedure, you also need to add in some healthy habits. As we’ve mentioned, you must maintain a healthy weight, and some of the things that will help are eating a good diet, establishing a regular exercise routine, and drinking plenty of water. Diet and exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy weight and toning muscles, but you may not realize how important water consumption is. Drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated and able to heal efficiently after any surgical procedure.
3. Maintain Healthy Weight
We cannot stress enough that liposuction is a procedure surgeons use to remove excess fat that is not susceptible to diet and exercise. The results of this surgery can be long-lasting and even permanent, but only if you commit to a healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight. Liposuction does not prevent the accumulation of fat in the future.
4. Follow Your Doctors Instructions
Finally, the attention you pay to your recovery will make the difference in your surgical results. Your plastic surgeon will give you specific recovery instructions. Some of the most important things you can do to recover well are wearing loose-fitting clothes and compression garments and taking good care of your incision site. Recovering well is a great way to maximize your recovery and get long-lasting results that you love.
When patients invest in body sculpting procedures, they have high hopes for great results. Most don’t know that they hold the keys to their success right in their hands. The list above includes some of the things you can do to ensure the best surgical recovery and the best overall results. If you’re ready to take the plunge with liposuction so you can plunge into a pool with confidence, give our office a call.