Preparing for Lipo
January 13, 2018
Liposuction is a fantastic way to sculpt areas of the body saddled with stubborn fat. This can be life-changing for someone that has spent years trying to whittle their waist or slim their thighs with diet and exercise, but never sees results.
If you are considering liposuction, you may wonder what the secret is to exceptional results. The truth is, aside from the skill and technique of the surgeon, how you prepare for surgery is extremely important to your overall outcome.
In this blog post, Dr. Rafael Cabrera of the Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton shares some of the components that go into the preparation for liposuction.
Agree on Goals and Expectations
The first step of preparing for liposuction is setting reasonable goals and expectations with your plastic surgeon. Together, you and Dr. Cabrera should identify the specific problematic areas of excess fat that bother you, and settle on a shared vision of what that area will look like after surgery. This helps the surgeon formulate his treatment plan.
Refine Your Diet and Exercise Routine
Another important component of preparing for liposuction is refining your diet and exercise habits. Liposuction is not a substitute for a proper diet and exercise routine. The patients that see the best liposuction results are those that are already in the habit of eating nutritious meals, practicing portion control and exercising several times a week when they come in for an initial surgical consultation. The most successful patients are committed to maintaining a stable, healthy weight and avoiding fluctuations after surgery, too.
Refining your diet and exercise routine to prepare for lipo could involve seeking the help of experts, like a dietician that can outline a healthy eating plan, or a personal trainer to create a workout routine.
Commit to Healthy Lifestyle Habits
In addition to refining your diet and exercise routines, focus on practicing healthy lifestyle habits to prime your body for surgery. Avoid nicotine and excessive amounts of alcohol, and get plenty of sleep. Think about fueling your body for the operation it is about to undergo.
Don’t Expect Instant Gratification
Expecting instant gratification is a surefire way to be disappointed. You must mentally prepare yourself to be patient with your body as it heals from surgery and your results stabilize. Your plastic surgeon can provide a general timeframe of when you can expect to see initial results and final results.
Book a Liposuction Consultation
For more information about liposuction, Dr. Cabrera invites you to book a consultation at our practice. Please call or email us today to make an appointment.