While liposuction is a great tone and body contouring solution, following a healthy lifestyle is the best way to ensure long-lasting results. Dr. Anthony Miller can help you remove stubborn areas of fat, but it is important you follow his post-operative guidelines to prevent future weight gain. Here are some tips on how to maintain your liposuction results.
1. Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet
Since unhealthy, processed foods tend to be calorie dense, they are easy to overeat. Limit simple carbohydrates and saturated fats like candy, soda, beef, pork, and dairy. Instead, focus on including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats into your meals. You can also try high protein foods like beans and legumes, which help curb hunger.
2. Exercise Regularly
Once Dr. Miller clears you for physical activity, you should start a regular exercise routine. To protect your liposuction results, we suggest at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. This can include weightlifting, walking, jogging, biking, swimming, yoga, and resistance training.
3. Eat 5-7 Small Meals Per Day
Instead of eating three large meals during the day, try to have smaller meals regularly. Having a small meal every 1.5-2 hours is a great way to maintain energy levels and avoid hunger. If you have a hard time keeping track of when to eat, you can set a timer on your phone or use a meal tracking app.
4. Stay Hydrated
Water not only keeps you hydrated throughout the day, but also contributes to your metabolism and digestion. In addition, it can help you feel full after eating. Try having an 8-12oz glass of water with each of your small meals.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation With Dr. Miller Today
If you want a toned, contoured figure but have pouches of stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise, call Dr. Miller today at 714-379-9777 to schedule a free consultation. He will create a custom treatment plan that will make you look and feel amazing. We welcome patients living in Orange County, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and other nearby Southern California communities.