A Healthy Diet after Liposuction helps Maintain Results

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A Healthy Diet after Liposuction helps Maintain Results
Liposuction can result in a well-contoured body but regular exercise and a healthy diet are
important to maintain the results
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure popular among men and women of all age groups. The
treatment is designed to remove stubborn fatty deposits from various areas such as the abdomen,
thighs, hips, arms, and more. Minimally invasive laser liposuction using Smartlipo Triplex can
provide you with impressive results in minimal time.
However, the results of this cosmetic surgery treatment can be maintained only through a healthy
lifestyle with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Patients who do not make such alterations in their
lifestyle usually end up gaining weight in areas which were not problematic. Let's take a look at
what experts generally recommend.
Protein-rich Diet
A high-protein diet is recommended during the recovery stage to help you stay strong. The body
requires protein to create new cells, so eating protein-rich foods is important. Wise food choices
need to be made to help the muscles and skin heal fast. The crucial time for diet considerations is
the first few weeks after the surgery when there are limitations to following a normal exercise
pattern. Alcoholic beverages, sugary and salty foods, and food high in saturated fat should be
avoided or restricted to minimum until complete recovery. You should also drink a lot of water and
restrict eating processed foods - those with large amounts of sodium, sugar or fat, or those made
with refined white flour instead of whole grains. Some processed foods such as breakfast cereals
can be good if they are made with whole grain and contain additional nutrients.
Foods to Eat
After recovery, most people can get back to their normal diet but monitoring calories intake
matters to maintain weight and the results. Foods to take include
* Whole grains such as brown rice and oatmeal
* Leafy green vegetables
* Steamed vegetables
* Lean protein such as salmon, white meat chicken, turkey and other freshwater fish
* Soy-based foods
* Fresh and dried fruit
* Healthy fats such as olive oil and flaxseed
* Food supplements
Eating smaller portions of food throughout the day is recommended over heavy meals thrice a day.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says that, after liposuction, individuals are 3
times more likely to gain weight if they do not follow a healthy diet, and 4 times more likely to
gain weight if a regular exercise routine is not maintained.
These are general recommendations. Each person has specific nutritional needs and so there is no
fixed diet that a person should follow after the procedure. Ask your plastic surgeon or to a
nutritionist for more advice on the ideal diet and exercise regimen for maintaining your new body
contour.