Liposuction and Exercise the Right Mix? Indeed!

Liposuction is a very popular procedure for permanently eliminating small deposits of fat. Ideally, it’s a procedure that works well for people within 15 pounds of their normal weight, but more recently large volume liposuction has grown in popularity.  A slimmed down trimmed appearance is highly desirable for both women and men. Yet, it is important to note that liposuction does not replace exercise.

In the July 2012 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, study results were published by researchers who followed liposuction patients to determine if exercise had an impact on the development of visceral fat, the type of fat that is not surgically removable. The study participants involved 36 women who underwent small volume liposuction. Half of the group of participants began a four month exercise program, two months after liposuction.  According to the findings, liposuction was effective in reducing subcutaneous abdominal fat. Yet, after 6 months, the group who did not exercise showed a 10% increase in visceral fat (non-surgically removable fat) and decreased energy expenditure, compared with study participants who exercised. Visceral fat is associated with heart disease and thus, an unhealthy result for the group that did not exercise.

On the up side, exercise training was effective in counteracting the risk of the development of visceral fat. For this reason, it is very important for people who have liposuction to regularly exercise following recovery from liposuction. Indeed, exercise is part of the mix when considering liposuction. So, let’s take a glance at ways you can fit exercise into your routine.

Nothing can replace a solid exercise routine for anyone interested in controlling their weight or losing weight. Most people are expected to perform an aerobic activity of biking, walking, swimming or running every day for at least 25 minutes. Muscle strength training, such as, resistance weight training or circuit training is typically required at least three days each week for approximately 40 minutes. A full 60 minutes of physical activity daily is the traditional recommendation. So, take notice. After all, there are many benefits to exercise, including:

•             Elevates the metabolism for fat burning.

•             Energizes your body.

•             Positively influences emotional well-being.

•             Enhances your mood for a positive attitude.

•             Reduces the risk of diseases.

It would be no surprise if you’ve seen the telltale signs of excess weight on other people’s bodies. It may be easy to identify those who have a protruding abdomen, fatty waistline, and other cosmetic body issues. Too, you don’t have to be a keen observer to make an impression in your mind of the people you see based on the appearance of their bodies. One look in the mirror can tell you about your imperfections. Liposuction may dramatically improve your imperfections.  Plastic surgery supports the goals of healthy individuals who maintain proper nutrition and exercise. After all, plastic surgery is an investment and we want you to maintain longevity in your results.

If you are interested in a plastic surgery, call board certified Dr. David Abramson, New York, New York plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation at 201-731-3134!

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