You’ve eaten clean for months. You’ve been putting in extra hours at the gym. You’re ready to achieve your ideal contours, but you just can’t bring them about yourself. You need liposuction Miami at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL. Today, our body contouring experts are looking at whether this procedure is a good way to lose weight, what you can expect from the results, and much, much more.
Is Liposuction a Good Way to Lose Weight?
Liposuction Miami is not a good way to lose weight, but it is great for what it was designed to do. Lipo is an excellent way to lose fat permanently. Fat cells can only be grown during the first 25 years of your life, so if you’re over 25 when you get lipo, the removed fat cells will never be replaced.
How Much Weight Can I Lose With Lipo?
How much weight you can lose with lipo depends on how much excess subcutaneous fat is in your areas of concern and your weight. As a general rule, you can expect to lose between one and 10 pounds of fat with lipo, but we may be able to safely remove around 11 pounds if you are heavier. This is because only a certain percentage of your total body mass can be removed safely.
How Much Weight Can I Lose After Lipo?
You can lose as much weight as you want to after lipo. However, you should keep in mind that you should only be losing a pound or two per week. A good rule of thumb is that you should try to lose no more than 1% of your body weight weekly. If you lose a lot of weight quickly, there is a chance that you will experience loose skin. Your skin may tighten up eventually, but it is best to take a slow and steady approach to weight loss and avoid the issue.
Can I Exercise After My Procedure?
You are encouraged to engage in moderate exercise following your procedure, but you will probably feel too tired to work out for at least the first 24 hours post-op. Sometimes, people feel extremely groggy for up to three days after being put under general anesthesia. When you’re feeling up to it, go for a gentle walk. In the early stages of your recovery, you may want to walk in your home so you can sit whenever you feel the need to sit.
Walking is a great way to get moderate exercise because it is so accessible. You can walk anywhere at any time. However, you should keep in mind that you should walk at least 30 minutes daily during your recovery period to support your cardiovascular system and hasten your recovery. If your goal is weight loss, try to walk at least an hour daily. Just don’t push yourself too hard. It’s okay to break your exercise up into several sessions.
Can I Lift Weights After My Procedure?
Lifting weights is a great way to lose weight, especially if the session is intense. When you get in a vigorous workout, you benefit from EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). What this boils down to is your metabolism is revved for several hours following the workout session. In other words, you get to enjoy a boost to your calorie burn temporarily, even when you’re not working out.
Individual results vary, but you may be able to increase your metabolism by 6% to 15% following an intense workout. However, you must keep in mind that you should take 48 hours to recover following an intense workout session, and you should not lift weights for six to eight weeks post-op. Similarly, you should not engage in any vigorous physical activity for six to eight weeks post-op. The harder you push yourself, the longer your recovery will be.
What Should I Eat After My Procedure?
Your diet should comprise mostly protein and healthy fats, with soluble fiber during your recovery period. Soluble fiber is particularly important during the first several days if you take certain analgesics to keep you comfortable. You should also make sure you are eating plenty of vitamin C during your recovery period. Avoid all sugar, refined carbohydrates (think white bread, white rice and rice flour products, white potatoes, etc), and seed oils.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
You may be considered a good candidate for this procedure if you are at least 18 years of age, have realistic expectations about the treatment results, and are not too far from your goal weight. Specifically, the ideal candidate for lipo is no more than 10 pounds from their goal weight, but it is possible to qualify if you are within 30 pounds of your goal weight.
You should understand that while you can only expect to lose between one and 11 pounds following lipo, you can expect to lose between 26 and 80% of the localized subcutaneous fat cells. Depending on how much excess fat is in an area of concern, you may lose up to a couple of inches. This is enough of a difference to go down a clothing size or two.
What Medical Conditions Make Someone a Poor Candidate?
There are several medical conditions that make someone a poor candidate for this treatment. For example, this procedure is not ideal for individuals who suffer from bleeding disorders, heart disease, lung problems, or liver failure. It is also important to not consider this procedure until you are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding. We will determine whether you are healthy enough for Liposuction Miami during your initial consultation.
Typically, people who receive lipo in multiple areas receive general anesthesia. However, it is crucial that your heart and lungs are healthy to receive general anesthesia. If your heart or lungs are not healthy, you will need to receive sedation and a local anesthetic administered in each treatment area.
Can I Get Liposuction If I Plan to Become Pregnant in the Future?
Yes, you can get lipo now if you plan to become pregnant in the future. However, you must keep in mind that this procedure only removes some of the fat cells in your areas of concern. The fat cells that are left behind are still healthy and can still store fat if you consume more calories than your body needs to sustain itself.
While pregnancy doesn’t always lead to fat gain, it often does. You need to consider that the fat cells in your treated areas may expand with fat. It may take you a while to burn this excess fat off. Alternatively, you may need to come in for a follow-up procedure once you have given birth and finished breastfeeding.
Can I Get Lipo If My Weight Fluctuates Regularly?
Everyone’s weight fluctuates hourly based on hydration, food consumption, bowel movements, and other factors. Women in particular often experience large weight fluctuations regularly. If you’re gaining and losing water weight on a regular basis, you may be a good candidate for lipo. On the other hand, if you gain and lose a significant amount of fat regularly, you may want to get to the point where you can keep excess weight off for six consecutive months.
We want you to be satisfied with the results of your fat removal procedure. You may not be satisfied if you achieve your ideal contours and subsequently gain more fat. Where an individual stores fat is predominantly affected by their genes. If you store excess fat in your thighs, there is a good chance this was because of your genes. If you consume too many calories post-op, there is a good chance that you will store the excess energy in your thighs again.
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Liposuction may not be the ideal choice if your goal is weight loss. However, it is probably the ideal choice if your goal is permanent fat loss. Typically, you can expect to lose between one and 10 pounds following lipo, and you can expect the removal of around a quarter of excess fat cells. The fat removal results of this procedure are permanent, but the contouring results may not be permanent depending on your post-operative lifestyle.
Are you ready to sculpt the body of your dreams? If you’re in the Miami, Bay Harbor, Coral Gables, or Sunny Isles areas, contact us today at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL to schedule your initial lipo consultation, and let us know if you would prefer to meet at our new location on Kane Concourse in Bay Harbor Islands, FL.