While the body contouring technique called liposuction is used to permanently eliminate fat cells from the human body, it should not be considered a primary weight-control method. Exercise and a healthy diet can be used in conjunction with liposuction to help achieve and preserve weight loss goals and body shape.
The science behind liposuction is that humans live with a limited number of fat cells that expand and contract with weight loss and weight gain. While liposuction can target and permanently remove fat cells from various parts of the body, any fat cells that remain after the procedure have the potential for expansion. Naples, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña uses an advanced form of liposuction to “melt” away unwanted fat.
For the person who has already undergone liposuction for the hips, thighs or stomach, other areas of the body containing uninterrupted fat cells now possess a greater percentage of the individual’s body fat—along with the potential for weight gain.
During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Peña, will provide you with diet and fitness recommendations that, along with the liposuction procedure itself, will provide the foundation for maintaining the benefits of your liposuction over the long term.
Exercise and eating healthy foods need to be part of a person’s routine after liposuction to prevent weight gain and maintain the contours of the body created by the procedure. Because liposuction is not a large-volume weight-loss tool, achieving and sustaining a healthy metabolism and a wholesome diet can help maintain the body shape you have achieved through liposuction.
To learn more about liposuction and other body contouring procedures, please contact Dr. Manuel Peña to schedule a consultation.