When we consult with patients regarding SmartLipo with our body sculpting NYC & Long Island surgeons, our first priority is gaining an understanding of their overall goals and reasons for seeking treatment.
In order to feel most satisfied with the results of any cosmetic surgery, it is beneficial to have a good sense of body image already, and to have realistic expectations of what can be achieved through a procedure like laser liposuction.
Although it is recommended that a patient be within about twenty five pounds of his or her ideal body weight before undergoing treatment, we also find it especially helpful to encourage our patients towards those daily habits that will help them maintain their results.
We hear all the time about the importance of eating the right types of foods, or watching our calories. A tip for maintaining results from liposuction, however, is to eat several small meals each day, rather than three large meals.
Spreading smaller meals a few hours apart maintains energy levels and also reduces the blood sugar spikes and drops that occur when there is a longer time in between meals.
One of the most important tips for diet control is to eat breakfast. This does not necessarily mean that you must cook up a full meal of eggs, bacon, and toast. In fact, the very first thing that should be consumed in the morning is a nice glass of water.
After that, consume a protein-rich meal such as one that includes almond butter or hard-boiled eggs does wonders for the blood sugar – and the metabolism.
Choosing the Right Foods for Best Results
Eating several times each day is great, especially when the foods consumed are healthy. Let’s face it, noshing on chips and soda every few hours can actually harm your figure. However, choosing the right types of carbs to include in the diet is especially important to maintain results after treatment by our body sculpting NYC & Long Island surgeons.
Consider the following complex carbs as great replacements for refined carbs:
- Whole grains like oatmeal and quinoa
- Fruits such as apples, which are low on the glycemic index – sliced apples with Almond Butter make for a tasty treat!
- Leafy green vegetables
Hydration is the Key to Weight Maintenance
To keep the body refreshed and free of the very toxins that may lead to weight gain and cellulite, it is important to drink good old H2O. Water not only helps the body flush out pollutants, it adds hydration to the skin and also aids in digestion, which subsequently affects metabolism in a very good way.
Remember to Exercise
Where would we be without exercise to top off all that healthy eating? Indeed, where diet keeps weight under control, exercise helps to maximize the benefits of liposuction by enhancing metabolism and toning muscles.
Rather than discuss specific exercises that may tighten and tone, the best advice we have heard is for each person to find those physical activities that they enjoy and to keep doing them!
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*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.