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The Secret to Keeping the Weight Off After Liposuction
October 13, 2016
Liposuction is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery for men and women around the world. The procedure targets and removes the subcutaneous fat cells that lie just beneath the surface of the skin. This gives the midsection a slimmer look, but if the person decides not to follow up the surgery with exercise, he/she could be in for a rude awakening.
Visceral Fat vs Subcutaneous Fat
As we said earlier, subcutaneous fat lies closer to the surface and is easier to remove. Visceral fat surrounds organs and lies deeper in the body, that is why it is not targeted during liposuction surgery. Once the procedure is complete, it is up to the patient to work on removing the rest of the visceral fat that still remains.
Diet & Exercise
Studies show that a decrease in physical activity after surgery has a direct correlation with visceral fat gain. Researches in Brazil split a group of women post-surgery into two sets. One group would decrease their daily activity and the other group would exercise during monitored sessions three times a week. As you might suspect, the group with decreased physical activity saw a rise in visceral fat stores. The other group saw little to no gain of visceral fat in the weeks following surgery. The study concluded that liposuction can actually contribute to weight gain if the post-surgery process isn’t handled properly.
Fat as Fuel
The human body is certainly complex, but it is also rather easy to figure out. You have to think of fat as the fuel for your body. If you don’t use it, it’s going to add up and become a problem. If you do use it during light or vigorous exercise, it is perfectly healthy and actually vital to your survival.
Think of liposuction surgery as the initial push, but it is up to you to take your body the rest of the way. You’ll also want the best doctors you can find to help you get the ball rolling. At Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, our doctors have years of training and experience with a specific expertise in the area of liposuction and SmartLipo.
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