When certain parts of the body start becoming unresponsive to regular habits of diet and exercise, it can be hard to reach your goal weight. This is why liposuction is often the last step in many weight loss patients’ journeys. Liposuction can also help people achieve satisfaction when it comes to their figure or other parts of their body, such as the jawline, but when it comes to keeping the weight off, that’s where the importance of post-procedure aftercare comes in.
While liposuction is designed to remove fat cells permanently and alter your appearance for a lifetime, there are still many things liposuction patients can do to achieve their best figure after their procedure.
Wear Your Compression Garments
Wearing your compression garments post-procedure will not only help minimize swelling and discomfort, but it can also help maintain the pressure needed to avoid fluid buildup and allow the body to heal in place. Despite their ability to apply pressure to the treated area, compression garments are comfortable and should be worn as instructed by your surgeon in order to achieve optimal results!
Prioritize Rest, But Avoid Being Lazy
While in recovery, patients should remember that resting can be an active form of physical care for your body, and it’s important to rest to allow your body to heal. At the same time, though, it’s important to not stay in bed for longer than needed. Taking light walks once you are able to can help your body stay active. Staying hydrated will also promote faster healing.
Get Lymphatic Drainage Massages
Once your body is fully healed from the procedure, it can be beneficial to get frequent lymphatic drainage massages. These massages help eliminate fluid and waste that like to sit in certain areas of the body, such as the cheeks, stomach, and thighs. Frequent lymphatic drainage massages will help achieve a more toned figure.
Maintain A Stable Weight
Significant and sudden weight loss or weight gain can have a major effect on the appearance of your results after liposuction. While the treated fat cells were permanently removed during your procedure, unhealthy lifestyle habits may encourage the development of new fat cells. To prevent this, stick to a balanced diet and consistent workout routine. Doing so will help you maintain your desired figure!
Schedule a Consultation at Old Town Med Spa
If you’re ready to achieve the goal weight and dream figure you have always wanted, liposuction can benefit you! Book your first consultation today at Old Town Med Spa by clicking here, or call 312-818-1471 for Old Town or 312-818-1473 for Lincoln Park.