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If your goal is to slim down and lose excess weight, liposuction is one of the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season. Having a slim body can help you feel more confident and attractive, as well as more comfortable in your favorite clothing and while performing everyday activities. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve the slimmer silhouette you desire by reducing pockets of stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
Here’s a closer look at how liposuction can help you eliminate holiday fat, and why you should consider having this highly slimming surgical procedure.
Studies show that adults in the U.S. gain an average of one pound during the holiday season, though the amount will vary based on factors such as what they eat, the amount they eat, and the frequency at which they exercise. During the holidays, many people tend to stay inside and be less active due to inclement weather and cold temperatures. This behavior often leads to more baking, more cooking, and more eating.
Indulging in your favorite holiday treats once a year can be fun, and a great way to bond with friends and family. Many people who gain holiday fat think they can easily lose it after the new year by going on a diet and purchasing a gym membership. But sometimes, stubborn fat just won’t go away regardless of what you eat or how often you exercise. In these instances, liposuction can help you eliminate what you may perceive as a fat stomach.
Liposuction is a fat elimination surgery that removes pockets of subcutaneous fat, which is the fat located just beneath the skin. Liposuction is typically used to remove areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, even when you do spot-reduction exercises.
Liposuction extracts fat cells from stubborn areas to reshape your body and give you a more desirable body contour and silhouette. Today’s liposuction procedures are far safer and less invasive than traditional liposuction procedures, and can effectively remove deposits of fat without damaging surrounding tissue.
Though liposuction is highly effective at removing fat, you should also practice a series of healthy lifestyle behaviors to prolong your results—especially if you want to indulge and treat yourself during the next holiday season.
Exercise on most days of the week to maintain a slim body, including during the holidays. Increase your intake of whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nuts, and seeds. Get plenty of quality sleep, as sleep helps the body repair itself every night and can help you maintain a healthy weight.
When you choose liposuction with Cosmetique Aesthetics, we will provide you with a clear set of post-operative instructions that promote a fast, healthy recovery. Get lots of rest, care properly for your incisions, and contact us right away if you experience increased redness, swelling, and/or bruising following your cosmetic surgery.
Planning for holiday liposuction will depend on whether you want to have this cosmetic procedure before or after the holidays.
If your goal is to lose excess weight before the holiday season to look and feel your best before visiting with family or attending holiday parties, schedule your appointment as soon as possible so you have plenty of time in which to heal and recover. Compared with traditional liposuction, VASERlipo is far less invasive and offers a much shorter recovery of a few days or weeks as opposed to a few months. Our surgeon can give you a more realistic timeframe as far as what to expect for downtime based on the size and number of your treatment areas.
If you are treating yourself to liposuction as a holiday gift, make sure you take time off work as needed to fully recover from your procedure. Other steps you can take to prepare for liposuction, regardless of when you have it, including removing all unhealthy foods from your kitchen, preparing a comfortable spot in which to recover at your home, and planning a fun workout routine that can help you maintain your new slim body.
Cosmetique Aesthetics and Surgical Center in Culver City, CA, offers liposuction body sculpting and a wide range of other cosmetic surgery procedures for men and women. Call us today at 310-853-6088, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.