Considering Vaser Liposuction at our Gold Coast, Australia Cosmos Clinic?

No doubt you’ll be thinking about how you can best maintain the results of your liposuction procedure?

‘Will I need to change my diet?’ ‘Are there certain nutrients I should be eating after Vaser Liposuction?’ ‘Do I need to adjust my workouts to prevent weight gain?’.

For some, they will need to make some lifestyle adjustments after the liposculpture procedure in order to support optimal healing and ensure the body sculpting results are maintained.

One of the key areas is nutrition. A healthy diet is essential to facilitate your body’s healing post any surgical procedure, including Vaser Liposuction. It is also essential to help ensure long-lasting results and prevent future weight gain. Not to mention the value a healthy diet has on your overall health and wellbeing.

Here are a few things to consider with your diet after Vaser Liposuction and other similar body sculpting cosmetic procedures.

1. Macronutrient balance

More often than not, advice around diet and weight loss centres around calories. While calories play an important role in losing excess fat, it’s just a small equation of a big puzzle.

Balancing your macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) is the foundation of a healthy diet. When you have the right balance, the energy of your food lasts longer, you feel more satisfied and you achieve greater vitality.

The balance of macronutrients is different from one person to the next. However, as a guide, each plate should be made of approximately 1/4 protein, 1/4 starchy carbohydrates such as your grains and root vegetables, 1/2 non-starchy vegetables and a serve of healthy fats.

If you’re unsure how to balance your macros, speaking to a health practitioner will be valuable.

2. Quality protein

Protein is essential for our cellular structure, muscle development and hormone production. During the recovery time after your Vaser Liposuction procedure protein is particularly important for the healing of your incision sites and the tissues surrounding the treated areas of your body.

Choose a combination of lean animal protein including meat, fish and eggs, as well as vegetarian sources such as legumes, quinoa, hemp and nuts and seeds.

3. Omega-3 fatty acids

While Vaser Liposuction is not as invasive as traditional liposuction, there will be some inflammation around the treated areas and cannula incision sites which will result in minor swelling and bruising.

Increasing your intake of omega-3 rich foods can help to decrease the inflammation particularly during your recovery time post-Vaser Liposuction surgery. Great healthy fat sources include oily fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines, chia seeds, nuts, flaxseeds and olive oil.

4. Fibre

After any cosmetic surgery, including Vaser Liposuction, where a twilight or local anaesthetic is involved, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience some degree of constipation.

High-fibre foods will not only help to normalise your bowel movements but also feed your beneficial bacteria in your gut. This will have plenty of knock-on benefits from supporting your metabolism and nutrient absorption to enhancing your mental health and helping you manage a healthy weight.

6. Water

Keeping hydrated after undergoing your Vaser Liposuction procedure is imperative for healing. Adequate water intake will help to reduce the bruising and swelling post fat cell removal, improving your recovery.

Water is also essential for the healing of your skin and improving your liver detoxification. And if you are experiencing the side effect of constipation, water will help to improve digestive function.