So you’ve had Vaser Liposuction at our Gold Coast clinic. Now you’ve recovered and seen the dramatic body sculpting results, you’re likely to be wanting to make sure you maintain them long-term.

Vaser Liposuction is an effective cosmetic surgery solution for removing stubborn fat cells that won’t budge with a healthy diet and exercise.

It’s a good option for those who are at their ideal weight or have recently experienced weight loss in order to achieve their desired physique.

And while Vaser Liposuction removes excess fat cells permanently, the surgical procedure doesn’t prevent new fat deposits forming in the future.

A key factor of undergoing a liposuction procedure is making a commitment to adopt healthy lifestyle habits that will ensure you’re new figure lasts.

Here are our quick tips on how to maintain your liposculpture results long-term.

1. Follow the post-operative instructions

All patients undergoing Vaser Liposuction will be provided with aftercare instructions. For optimal body contouring and healing results, it is essential you follow your cosmetic or plastic surgeon’s advice. By doing so, you can speed up your recovery time and ensure your final results aren’t compromised by unwanted side effects.

2. Adopt a healthy diet

Making an effort to consciously eat well, especially during your recovery time, is important for healing after your cosmetic procedure.

It is also vital in maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the likelihood of body fat developing in the treated sites or other areas of the body.

Ditch the foods high in sugar and saturated fat. Limit refined carbohydrates and processed foods. Opt for fresh produce including fruits, vegetables and quality protein.

3. Increase your activity

In the Gold Coast, an active healthy lifestyle is part of the culture. Once you have recovered after your fat removal procedure and your cosmetic surgeon’s have given you the green light, incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine.

This will help you achieve further weight loss, if required, build new muscle and encourage toning – all of which will only enhance your body sculpting results.

4. Make sleep a priority

Sleep is an important aspect of living a healthy lifestyle. Beyond making sure you rest and get adequate sleep during your recovery downtime, making sleep a priority is vital in maintaining your results.

Sleep aids in hormone regulation, metabolism, stress balance and appetite suppression – all of which are essential for sustained weight loss.

5. Practice regular self-care

Stress is a big factor in weight fluctuations due to hormonal changes that are triggered during ‘fight or flight’ events. The body’s reaction to stress has been associated with changes in metabolism, fat storage and insulin.

High levels of stress are also linked with stress-induced eating habits like binging as well as poor quality sleep.

Incorporating stress-relief strategies and self-care should be a priority in order to maintain your results of the Vaser Liposuction procedure. This may include low-intensity exercise, reading a book, journaling, going for walks, meditating or taking up a hobby like painting, surfing or yoga.