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Liposuction is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in the country, slimming and reshaping targeted areas of the body by removing fat deposits. Whether you have liposuction performed on your thighs, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, back, or other area of the body, it’s important to follow your plastic surgeon’s post-operative orders so you can maintain your great results. Eating a proper diet is an important part of maintaining your results from liposuction, which means knowing what foods you should avoid following the procedure.
Saturated fats can easily lead to weight gain even after you’ve had liposuction. It may be tempting to eat fatty foods following your procedure, but it is not recommended. Packaged foods and fast foods tend to be high in saturated fat and trans fats, which are detrimental to your overall health—not just your weight. Look for lower-fat sources of protein, such as fish and poultry, instead of red meats, and be sure to eat plenty of fruits and leafy green vegetables for optimal health and better liposuction maintenance.
A diet high in sodium can affect your blood pressure and heart health. It can also negatively affect your results following liposuction, as increased levels of sodium can lead to inflammation and a slower recovery period. A salty diet can also make you retain water, causing you to feel puffy and bloated—exactly what you don’t want after you have had liposuction. Try using herbs and spices instead of salt to give your food flavor. You can experiment with new spices and even find tastes you didn’t know you liked!
If you’re one of the many people with a sweet tooth, it can be hard to turn down sugary foods and drinks. Consuming sugar after your liposuction can result in weight gain, so it’s definitely something you should avoid. Sugary foods also tend to be low in vitamins and nutrients that can aid the healing process.
Oasis Plastic Surgery is proud to provide liposuction to patients in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix area. Contact us at (480) 619-5418 to schedule a consultation to find out if liposuction is right for you, and have your questions answered by Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan. Dr. G is Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has additional accreditation as a member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) and the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
Do you find yourself wishing that your breasts looked more like they did when you were younger or that they had a different appearance overall? If so, a breast lift could be the right surgical cosmetic procedure for you. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is intended to lift and reshape the breast into a higher, more youthful position. Whether you are thinking about a breast lift on its own or as part of a Mommy Makeover, that may include liposuction and or an abdominoplasty, there are a few things you should consider before undergoing the procedure.
Before you decide to have a breast lift, it is important to understand what the results of the plastic surgery will be. Unlike a breast augmentation or a breast reduction, a breast lift will not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you desire larger, fuller breasts, you may want to consider having a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation. If you want your breasts to be smaller, ask your doctor about having a reduction at the same time as the lift.
As with any surgery, your doctor will fully evaluate your health before determining if you are fit to undergo a breast lift. The best candidates for a breast lift are women who do not smoke and who are at a stable weight. Good overall physical health can aid in a full and speedy recovery, so expect your doctor to inquire about your general health and any pre-existing conditions you may have during your consultation.
Reasons for the Procedure
Every woman is unique and has her own reasons why she may be considering a breast lift. Some women are unhappy with their breasts because of aging or heredity, while others may not like the changes that occur after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Talk with Dr Jennifer Geoghegan about your reasons for wanting a breast lift, and together you will be able to determine whether the procedure is right for you.
For breast lifts, breast augmentations, and other plastic surgeries in the Scottsdale area, contact Oasis Plastic Surgery at (480) 619-5418. Our friendly team will make sure you get the care you deserve in an inviting and relaxed setting. Visit our OPS website to learn more.
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