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After Liposuction, Exercise Keeps the Fat Off

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 22, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Health and Fitness
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Liposuction is a very common and popular procedure that involves a surgeon removing fat cells that are right under a person’s skin. These types of fat cells are also known as subcutaneous fat cells. Although liposuction is an effective way to help a person lose weight immediately, it’s vital that people who have undergone liposuction exercise properly after their procedure; if you don’t exercise properly and have a healthy post-liposuction lifestyle, you could become more unhealthy than you were before the procedure.

Why Exercising is Important

A lot of people may believe that liposuction is all that they need to do, and after they have the procedure, they no longer have to worry about eating right and starting an exercise regimen. This is not the case. Exercising after the procedure is actually even more important than exercising before it.

People who get liposuction and then don’t exercise or eat right will gain weight again. The liposuction procedure causes a person’s body to gain a different type of fat. The fat that is gained is called visceral fat. This fat actually accumulates around a person’s organs and is much more dangerous than the subcutaneous fat that is removed by liposuction.

Visceral fat gives off dangerous biochemical substances that could cause a variety of problems. Some of the problems caused by visceral fat include high cholesterol and liver problems. People also have a higher chance of developing certain types of cancer and diabetes. This is why it’s so important for people who have had liposuction to make sure they exercise and eat a healthy diet.

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Exercise Regimen

When you’ve had liposuction done, you won’t be able to exercise normally for a couple of weeks. However, you can do short, easy exercises during those two to three weeks of recovery. Make sure not to engage in any exercise for at least a day or two after the procedure. Easy exercises to do during the recovery period are short walks or simple work around the house.

After you have fully recovered, you should start a proper exercise regimen. In order to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat around the organs, there are many types of exercises that can be done. The most effective exercises are jogging and walking. These are cardiovascular exercises that help increase the level of oxygen in the blood to burn calories faster. By exercising approximately 30 minutes for at least three to four days a week, people can stop visceral fat from forming. Other types of fat can also be stopped from accumulating as well.

Toning your body also can help reduce the growth of visceral fat. Light weightlifting and other toning exercises can make your body healthier while giving you an even more attractive shape and figure.

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Eating Healthy

Another way to prevent visceral fat from forming around organs and causing problems is to eat a healthy diet. A diet that is full of saturated fats and simple carbohydrates will cause you to gain weight very quickly, and a lot of this weight will be visceral fat. To prevent this, you should eat lean meats like fish or chicken.

There are several types of vegetables and fruits you can eat to get the nutrients you need; they are low in calories and have little to no fat, so eating these healthy foods will help prevent the formation of visceral fat. Avoid eating large amounts of sweets that are full of sugar and fat. Also, fatty meats should be avoided.

Exercising is effective in stopping the formation of visceral fat, but eating right can help immensely, both keeping you healthy.


28 Responses to After Liposuction, Exercise Keeps the Fat Off

  1. laurie damrose says:

    I always laugh at people who think just dieting will help them lose weight.They need to add exercise to the equation also.

  2. A healthy lifestyle includes exercise and a healthy diet. I don’t think just one or the other will cut it.

  3. It makes sense that exercise would be a follow-up, but I didn’t know about the whole visceral fat thing!

  4. Maryann says:

    It is always important to exercise. Wish I had learned that before.

  5. I want to be lazy and never exercise again 🙂 What is there for that?

    • LOL! Honestly, I want to like exercising, but I just don’t. It’s hard to find the time, and I hate sweating. 😀 I do love dancing, though.

  6. Jennifer says:

    I don’t like when people get surgery but yet they don’t change their lifestyle or eating habits. It just doesn’t make sense to me that they take they easy way out and think the weight is going to stay off

  7. Jacqui Odell says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am currently working on losing weight. It’s hard!

  8. krystel says:

    great post i tottaly agree i think people should work out more

  9. Robin Gagnon says:

    I can see doing this if you tried doing it through diet & exercise and some just won’t budge.

  10. Becky Schollian says:

    Great post. Exercising & eating right is absolutely important after Liposuction. I have seen many of friends who, as you stated, thought that this was enough. Boy were they wrong! One friend of mine had to go back 3 times with in 2 1/2 yrs for more Lipo because she allowed herself to gain weight. You could see where they had suction out the fat in previous places. Needless to say her legs have bulges from top to bottom where the fat redeposited. This is so important to know & practice following Lipo. Fantastic post!!

  11. I have considered doing lipo but honestly, I’m a wimp when it comes to surgery. Sigh.

  12. It’s good to remember that the effects are not permanent and that a lifestyle change is needed. I’d love to just have that basic point to start from though 🙂

  13. Yes, diet and exercise is a must!

  14. The whole fat around your organs thing…No bueno.

  15. I’ve never understood why people will go to great lengths to get surgery for fat removal and then not maintain or exercise afterwards. I definitely think exercise is important after a surgery like this, and really it’s a whole lifestyle change.

  16. Julie Wood says:

    Eating healthy and exercising is what will keep off the visceral fat that is so dangerous for our health. After menopause, a lot of women gain weight in the mid section which requires a lot of extra exercise to keep off. I know that is what I am dealing with! I make sure to drink a lot of water and take vitamins!

  17. YES! I have never understood how people think that surgical procedures like this is a cure all. It’s more like a boost but you have to work it to keep it.

  18. Danielle Lindquist says:

    I wish I could get myself into gear with both the eating and exercise so I could lose the weight I need to lose!! I am curious about Lipo too but unfortunately don’t have enough money and I am afraid of procedures.

  19. I have always been scared of liposuction! However, I believe a healthy diet (eating in moderation) and stay active is a key to a successful weight loss. 🙂

  20. Theresa says:

    Surgery has just never appealed to me.

  21. Angela says:

    I don’t know why anyone would put themselves through this procedure, unless they planned to maintain it through diet and exercise.

  22. Kathleen says:

    Exercise is super important and I need to do a whole lot more of it before I even consider liposuction.

  23. Colleen says:

    Definitely good to lead a healthy living liposuction or not. Thanks for the tis.

  24. I think all of this would apply regardless of lipo or not!

  25. Leilani says:

    Definitely great tips for anyone, even if they haven’t had lipo!