Do you have fat deposits that appear resistant to dieting or exercise? Not to worry, it is common. But just because they are resistant to exercise does not mean they are permanent. Laser liposuction can remove stubborn fat deposits.
Laser liposuction also referred to as laser-assisted lipolysis or Laser-Lipo, involves using laser technology to break down fat deposited in the neck, chin, abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Laser lipo results can last for years. However, the exact duration heavily relies on the individual’s lifestyle. The information below covers tips that ensure you get the best laser liposuction results.
How To Improve Laser Lipo Results
Make sure you fit the required candidate requirements.
Before the procedure, patients should ensure that they are evaluated by the surgeon and fit the required candidate requirements. The requirements ensure that patients who undergo the procedure achieve the best results. Viable candidates should:
- Be within 30% of their body mass index (BMI)
- Preferably not obese with moderate excess fatty tissue and skin laxity
- Have stable weight for at least 6 months to a year before surgery
- Have deviations caused by excess adiposity in the selected region.
Research has shown that smoking increases healing time. Additionally, it increases the risk of developing complications. Nicotine from smoking or patches has been noted to cause blood vessel constriction, reducing the supply of blood and oxygen to regions in the healing process.
Smoking is associated with delayed healing, noticeable scars, loss of skin after liposuction, increased pain, blood clots, death of fat cells causing hard lumps and increased risk of developing complications.
To achieve the best results, professionals recommend that prospective patients stop smoking at least four weeks before the surgery to ensure faster healing and fewer complications.
Exercise before and after the procedure
Patients on a healthy diet and actively exercising are considered ideal candidates for liposuction. Exercises such as running, rowing, swimming, cycling or jogging tone the muscles improving shape and appearance through burning fat deposits.
Exercising also reduces the risks of developing blood clots after surgery. The most severe complication associated with liposuction is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots that can eventually lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE) (complication arising from blood clots). Surgeons are required to measure their patient’s risks of developing DVT/PE and advise them accordingly.
Have realistic expectations
Unrealistic expectations and failure to understand the procedure can lead to disappointing results. Individuals should speak to their surgeons to ensure they understand the procedure and expected results.
Research has shown that individuals with Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) tend to have significant differences between expected and realistic results leading to dissatisfaction with results.
Since 7% to 15% of patients seeking aesthetic surgery such as liposuction may have BDD, screening is required to ensure they undergo mental health treatment improving their results after surgery.
Healthy eating is associated with better laser lipo results. Individuals should have plenty of proteins, vitamins and minerals in their diet for the best results. Proteins contain amino acids that are used to make body cells make the skin heal faster.
Proteins can come from cereals such as lentils, black beans, poultry, and fish such as tuna and tilapia.
Additionally, patients should maintain healthy diets as vitamin and mineral deficiencies are associated with slower wound healing and increased risk of complications. Iron, calcium, B12 and folate should be plenty in the diet. Vitamins and minerals are found in fruits such as oranges, tangerines and berries or vegetables such as kale, broccoli and spinach.
In addition, individuals should drink plenty of water before and after surgery to promote healing and healthy skin. Research has shown that healthy eating and hydration promote smooth skin.
Healthy eating is also highly recommended for patients with diabetes. They must have a long-established, excellent glycaemic control with a hemoglobin A1c of 6.5% or less.
Healthy eating allows diabetic individuals to control their blood sugar, making them viable for the procedure and promoting faster healing.
Aside from diabetics, individuals with massive weight loss and those with a history of eating disorders must have stable weight for over 6 months before the procedure. Healthy eating will ensure individuals maintain the required BMI before and after surgery.
Inform your surgeon of any medication taken before surgery
Some medications, such as painkillers, anti-inflammatories, herbal supplements or hormones, may interfere with the procedure or healing. Some drugs have negative reactions to medication used during the procedure. In addition, they may react to drugs provided post-surgery.
Therefore, individuals may be required to stop taking certain medications, such as herbal supplements and oral contraceptives, up to four weeks before the procedure to ensure the best results.
Maintain optimal weight
Laser liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure. Instead, it is designed only to remove stubborn fat. Changing body weight before or after the procedure can allow adipose tissue to accumulate fat after its removal. So, it is important to maintain optimal weight through healthy eating and exercising.
Maintaining the exact weight before and after surgery may not be possible. However, maintaining the optimal weight (at 30% of the BMI) allows individuals to have better results that will last longer and be more prominent. Individuals should avoid drastically increasing or losing weight before or after surgery.
Some fat may stay on the body even with vigorous exercise and healthy eating. Laser liposuction allows minimally invasive removal of the stubborn fast with minimal side effects. However, individuals should follow the tips outlined above to gain the best results.
Are you ready to get rid of stubborn fat? Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about laser liposuction and other fat-removal procedures.
Understanding the procedure and how you can promote the changes helps to achieve the best natural-looking results. Please book an appointment with our professionals today. We are trained and certified in this and other body contouring procedures.
With experts help, you will be one step closer to attaining your ideal body shape within a few months.