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The Importance of Diet and Exercise in Liposuction Recovery

03 Jul 2024

Mastering Your Liposuction Journey: The Vital Role of Diet and Exercise

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat from various areas of the body. This procedure helps improve body contouring by targeting and removing pockets of fat cells from specific areas. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, waist, hips, bra strap, thighs, buttocks, arms, chin, and jowls. Liposuction can also be used to treat Lipedema.

At Absolute Cosmetic Perth, we offer several liposuction options to meet the unique needs of our patients. These liposuction techniques include Vaser Pro LiposuctionVaser Smooth, Vibrasat and Hi-def Vaser. In addition to a liposuction procedure there is the ability to also add Renuvion skin tightening to your procedure. It can be performed as a standalone procedure, however, it has shown its best results when combined with liposuction. Each of these methods can offer distinct advantages and can be tailored to your specific goals and preferences.

Overall, what happens before and after the procedure can significantly impact your results and recovery.

Liposuction Pre-Op Preparation:

Before undergoing liposuction, it’s crucial not to embark on extreme diets or intense exercise regimes. It is advised that patients should focus on a balanced, easy-to-maintain diet and gentle exercises. This approach ensures that fat cells are in a state where they can be effectively removed during the procedure, as extreme weight loss can make fat cells tougher and more challenging to extract.

Dr. Murray suggests maintaining a healthy diet rich in protein and essential nutrients, including multivitamins and zinc. It’s also wise to avoid stimulants like alcohol and excessive caffeine. Coming into the procedure at an average weight, without drastic weight loss attempts, allows beneficial support to the results that can be experienced from having a liposuction procedure.

Liposuction Post-Op Recovery:

Immediately after liposuction, light activities like walking are recommended. At around one week post-op, you can ease back into light gym activities, ensuring not to overexert yourself. Dr. Murray emphasises moderation in exercise, gradually building up intensity over time. By two to three weeks, most individuals can return to moderate to full gym activities, adjusting intensity based on individual fitness levels.

Long-Term Liposuction Maintenance:

One common misconception Dr. Murray addresses is that liposuction permanently prevents weight gain. While the treated areas will maintain their improved contours, overall weight management requires ongoing effort. Patients should maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen to prevent weight gain in untreated areas and to support long-term health.

 

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Options:

If you’re interested in non-surgical methods to reduce body fat and achieve your body contouring goals, Absolute Cosmetic offers a range of effective alternatives to traditional liposuction surgery. These non-invasive treatments can provide noticeable results without the need for surgical procedures. Some of our non-surgical options include: Coolsculpting, Absolute Sculpt, Ultraformer and Fat Dissolving Injections.

Coolsculpting:

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive method of body contouring or face sculpting that removes unwanted stubborn bulges and leaves you looking slimmer, more toned and contoured. The procedure requires no needles, sedation or anaesthesia.

Absolute Sculpt:

The Absolute Sculpt combines controlled radio frequency (RF) energy with high-intensity electromagnetic therapy (HIEMT). The HIEMT causes short-term bursts of strong muscle contraction, resulting in increased muscle density and reduced body fat.

Ultraformer:

Micro and Macro Ultrasound energy stimulates your body’s natural regenerative processes, resulting in immediate skin tightening and long-term collagen production. Precise technology targets fatty areas on the face and body, stimulating collagen production and tightening fibres to combat signs of aging. It is also one of the most comfortable HIFU devices on the market.

Fat Dissolving Injections:

Fat Dissolving Injections are made of a compound that is naturally occurring in the body. This compound aids in the digestion of fat stored in the food that we eat. When isolated and injected into the targeted area, this compound helps the body to metabolise and break down excess fat cells.

 

Final Thoughts:

In conclusion, liposuction yields lasting results when complemented by healthy lifestyle choices. It is encouraged for prospective patients to understand that while fat cells removed through liposuction are gone forever, overall weight management remains in their hands.

For further information or to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact Absolute Cosmetic by calling 1300-NEW-YOU. Having an informed decision and commitment to upholding a sustainable positive and healthy well-being will support the results that come from having a liposuction procedure.

 

 

 

  • General disclaimer:

Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen.

Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available on our website, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision.

Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions.

 

ABSOLUTE COSMETIC, PERTH, W.A.

Operating out of five clinics across Perth, ABSOLUTE COSMETIC is a testament to the dedication and experience of Medical Director Dr. Glenn Murray and Director of Nursing Stephanie Murray. With over 20 years of full-time experience in aesthetic medicine under their belt, a holistic approach to aesthetic care includes a range of treatments, including non-surgical options to surgical procedures performed in our Class B Day Hospital, licensed by the WA Department of Health.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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