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Summer is here and one of the most common procedures leading up to Summer is liposuction. One misconception about liposuction is that after the procedure, no further work is needed…the actual liposuction is only the beginning and should be a springboard to developing healthier choices from now on.   The best way to maintain your results after liposuction will rely on key changes in your lifestyle.

One of the most significant changes you can make is to begin exercising regularly. In the early postop period, it is best to avoid vigorous exercise while you’re recovering from your liposuction procedure. Patients should walk as much as possible in the days and weeks following their surgery. Not only will this help prevent blood clots and other complications, it can help you feel better quicker. Once you’ve fully healed from the procedure, you may resume a regular exercise regimen.

Another important key factor is to eat healthy. Patients should limit the intake of sugars, simple carbohydrates, and saturated fats. Also try eating several small meals throughout the day as it will help maintain your energy levels and keep you from feeling hungry between meals while speeding up your metabolism. Stay hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water during the day. Drinking the proper amount of water helps control hunger, maintains your metabolism, and aids in digestion.

Even though liposuction can dramatically improve the contours of your body, it is not magic. You can still gain weight after liposuction, albeit in different areas of your body. It is an invasive procedure that costs time and money. Protect your investment in yourself and start making lifestyle changes before your procedure. By maintaining a regular exercise schedule, eating a good diet, and choosing a healthy lifestyle, you’ll enjoy your new figure for a long time.

Precision Plastic Surgery located here in the West Lake Hills of Austin, TX we offer several body contouring procedures including liposuction, arm lifts, butt augmentations, calf augmentations, gynecomastia, labiaplasty, mommy make-overs, thigh lifts, and tummy tucks. View the full line procedures we offer, find out if you’re the right candidate, and find answers to your questions all on our website:

If you still have questions or would like to learn more, schedule your free consultation with Dr. McFate today.

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