The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that in 2012 alone, there were 14.6 million plastic surgeries conducted in the U.S., among which liposuction was one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Liposuction is known to enhance the outlook and silhouette of the body, which is also known as body sculpting. While that may sound fabulous, liposuction demands discipline and rigor in adherence to a specific diet. Read on what Refine Clinic’s team says about proper diet.
Healthy eating after liposuction ensures the rewards of liposuction are sustained over time. The recommended diet after liposuction is one that generally advocates for a well-balanced diet, that is free of any unhealthy, binge-eating habits. This infers the inclusion of more fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables in the diet. Dietitians also advise for patients to eat more lean protein after liposuction, such as salmon, chicken, turkey, and other fresh fish that is low in mercury, on top of whole grains such as brown rice and oatmeal. These recommendations are accompanied by the minimization of the intake of simple carbohydrates, sugars, and especially saturated fats, although healthy fats like olive oil and flaxseed are acceptable. In addition, it is highly recommended to maintain a consistent intake of water, as it helps to regulate the metabolic rate, manage hunger, and improve digestion.
Doctors also recommended that the diet after liposuction should comprise of meals that are smaller, but more frequent than usual in a day, in order to upkeep the energy level without compromising on stamina and sustenance. But diet alone will not be able to maintain the results of liposuction. You need to do regular and consistent exercise so that the fat content in the body is constantly burned off, assisting to body to remain toned and the skin to tighten. Otherwise, over time body proportions will begin to skew off with the deposition of stubborn fats in specific body parts, such as the abdomen.