Liposuction continues to be one of the United States’ top plastic surgery procedures, and according to new numbers in Britain, it’s their fastest-growing surgery as well. Liposuction is a procedure that involves the removal of stubborn fat cells from beneath the skin to trim down the body.
Because of this concept, people often shy away from the procedure because they think that others see them as lazy or cheating the system. However, liposuction in Portland Oregon is not for the weak.
For those expecting to have their liposuction and then sit on the couch watching television all day and eat fast food for every meal, the surgery is not for you. However, if you are already eating healthy and exercising regularly, but are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat, then you may benefit from a liposuction procedure.
The Key to Long-Lasting Results
When it comes to keeping fat off the body, exercise and proper nutrition are essential components, whether a person has had liposuction or not. When a patient undergoes liposuction, but maintains a sedentary lifestyle, they will not get the most out of their results. Oftentimes, patients who put the pounds back on will place the blame on an ineffective liposuction procedure, but the real problem is their lifestyle.
A study in 2012 took a group of 36 women and removed anywhere between two and a half to three pounds of fat from their abdomens. Prior to the procedure, none of the women had participated in regular exercise. Now, what many people believe about liposuction in Portland Oregon is that the fat will eventually come back on its own, and for half of the 36 women studied, this was true. Just four months after surgery, about half of the group regained fat; the other half did not.
What was the difference between the two groups?
It’s simple. The researchers instructed half of the women to exercise at least three times a week for the first four months after their liposuction. These exercises consisted of walking or light jogging on a treadmill for about 40 minutes followed by some light weight training. The other half of the women received no such instruction, in fact, many even participated in less activity than before the surgery. As you can expect, the group of women that exercised after their procedure did not regain the fat that the other women did.
The study highlighted that regaining weight after liposuction is, in fact, tied to a person’s lack of physical activity after surgery. Therefore, liposuction in Portland Oregon can be an effective tool to reduce stubborn fat for those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle.
If you are struggling with excess fat despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, click the button to speak with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Burgess, to find how liposuction can help give you the body that you deserve.