If you want to resort to cosmetic surgery to get rid of extra fat found in different parts of your body, liposuction can be a good choice. No more love handles, muffin tops, and annoying pockets of fat once you’ve undergone the procedure. However, the moment you’ve had a liposuction is not the end of your body contour dilemmas.
Recent studies have shown that removing fat from your abdomen can lead you to gain dangerous belly fat, increasing your risks for diabetes and heart diseases. The better news, though, is that this can be prevented with regular physical activity right after the procedure.
The Benefits of Exercise
The recent study has shown significant outcomes that lead us to conclude that exercise can indeed be a factor to whether or not you will gain more visceral fat some time after liposuction. Although fat and fat cells are permanently removed during the procedure, and it would seem impossible for fat to regrow in the treated area, some fat cells found in certain parts of the body may pick up the slack.
The study had 36 Brazilian women undergo small-volume liposuction in the abdomen. Half of the patients were assigned to take part in an exercise regimen two months after surgery which lasted four months. It was found out six months later that those who did not exercise developed a 10% increase of visceral fat in the body compared to those women who exercised three times a week.
Real Deal About Liposuction
Many patients consider liposuction thinking that it can permanently help them lose weight. The truth is that this is not necessarily the case. Liposuction is actually just a contouring procedure. Although it can help you lose weight because of the large volume of fat removed during the procedure, it does not prevent you from gaining more weight in the future.
Liposuction can contour, tighten, and tone an individual’s physique. Exercise after liposuction, on the other hand, can help maintain this result and prevent weight gain later on.
For more information about liposuction, only consult trusted and qualified surgeons. Call us today at 212-861-6400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wallach. We look forward to hearing from you!