How can I maximize my lipo results? Our Portland-based team understands that patients will want to get the most out of their body-contouring surgery.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery that can help remove stubborn pockets of fat from various areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, and arms. While liposuction can provide significant results, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to optimize them.

Liposuction can produce beautifully transformative results, but there are some steps you can take to enhance them even more. Here are some ways to boost your liposuction results:

Follow a Healthy Diet

Even though liposuction removes some fat, the remaining fat cells in the treatment area and those in other areas of the body can still become enlarged if you gain weight in the future. Maintaining a healthy diet is essential after liposuction. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent the re-enlargement of fat cells in the treated areas.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential after liposuction. Not only will it help with healing, but it can also prevent dehydration, which can negatively impact your overall health and well-being.

Exercise Regularly

While you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for a few weeks after liposuction, incorporating regular exercise into your routine can help maintain your results. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise—such as walking or cycling—most days of the week.

Wear Compression Garments

Compression garments can help reduce swelling and promote healing after liposuction. Your surgeon may recommend wearing these garments for several weeks after the procedure.

Consider Additional Treatments

In addition to liposuction, there are other treatments that can help boost your results. These procedures may be able to address problems that liposuction can’t, such as loose skin and weakened muscles. For example, some patients choose to have a tummy tuck or body lift to remove excess skin and further contour their body.

Our Portland, OR-based Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team will explain more about what can be done before and after liposuction to ensure the best possible outcome. Call us at 503-646-0101 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.

Kathleen Waldorf