Dietary Tips Following Liposuction

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

One of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures is liposuction. People choose liposuction because they want to slim down and change their body image. This can help to boost self-esteem and confidence, because you are happier with your appearance, but unless you make some life changes you won’t be able to maintain this new found slimmer image.

A lot of people assume that after liposuction you can just fall back into your old eating habits and maintain the slim look. This is not true! If you fall into the same eating habits you had before then you will end up with the same body you had before. Now before you freak out about the implications, this doesn’t involve becoming a vegan or anything like that. You can eat all the foods you like to eat, you just need to be smart about it and eliminate some of the unhealthier ingredients.

For instance, you should reduce your intake of sugars. If you are feeling something sweet, grab a cup of tea or some nice fresh fruit. Cutting down on carbohydrates and saturated fats is recommended as well, so instead of picking up that bag of chips, grab some delicious vegetables! For your proteins make sure they are super lean and not fatty.

While liposuction can have a dramatic effect on your body image, keeping your body in the shape you want it to be is up to you. If you do not take care of yourself, you will end up exactly how you were before the liposuction. Protect yourself and the literal investment you made into your body image by making smart choices following a liposuction procedure.