Liposuction An Alternative to Diet and Exercise? – When liposuction first came onto the market in the 1980′s many people would joke that they could now eat what they wanted, never exercise again, and simply have their fat removed from their body when it built-up.
However, nothing is further from the truth; in reality, liposuction is never an alternative for proper diet and exercise. Liposuction is a medical procedure, with some risks, which should only be performed after healthy diet and regular exercise have failed to achieve the desired results.
Liposuction is wonderful for removing stubborn pockets of fatty tissue which have not responded to weight loss and targeted exercise. Some areas which are common trouble spots are the chin area, the cheek area, the abdominal area, the back, the buttocks, the knees, and the thighs.
For many people, even though they are at an ideal weight, and exercise regularly, they still have some fat in these areas which they are unable to do anything about getting rid of. In this case, liposuction can be used to remove the fat, permanently, and greatly improve the look of the area.
While liposuction can be great for those troubled areas mentioned above, it is not for everyone. People who are diabetic or have other ongoing medical issues are not good candidates for liposuction.
In addition, people who are overweight or who do not have firm and elastic skin are not good candidates either. Plastic surgeons always advise overweight patients to lose weight and exercise regularly and then return to their office to be re-evaluated for candidacy for liposuction surgery. Without attempts at weight loss and exercise, a reputable plastic surgeon will not perform liposuction.
Prior to considering liposuction you should make sure to eat as healthily as possible. This means that your diet should contain as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. You should also stick to lean cuts of meat and restrict your intake of fats.
The easiest way to eat a healthy diet is to focus on eating more whole foods and less of those which have been processed and put into a box or can.
In addition, anyone who may undergo any surgical procedure is advised to quit smoking well in advance of their surgery date. The reason for this is because smokers tend to heal more slowly because their blood flow is restricted and this restriction keeps blood from flowing freely to the surgical area.
Besides eating a healthy diet, prior to liposuction surgery you should also take the time to exercise your body on a regular basis. Whether you choose to go at it alone or workout in a gym with other people, the addition of a personal trainer can help you to work on the specific problem areas which you are considering for liposuction.
By helping you to learn the exercises which can be used on your target areas, you may negate the need for plastic surgery all together. And, if this is not the case, you can at least increase your chances of being a good candidate for liposuction.