Foods you should avoid after-lipo

It has been 12 months after-lipo, you love your new shape, but suddenly you notice new fat deposits. And like a nightmare, fat always seems to have a way of coming back into your body. 

You may think…What is it? Why is this happening to me? What did I do wrong?

What you should know is that one year  or even before after surgery, many patients could end up with more accumulated fat (without proper aftercare), usually in areas different from those where the intervention was performed. Although fat can return to the same areas, and you will notice uneven appearance under the skin, this is due to the scar tissue of your fat cells after-lipo. 

In this blog, I  will answer those questions you may have after you recover from the surgery and also to advise you about what to do in order to get and maintain the desired results. Let´s start…

1.Why am I getting fat again?

You may not believe this, but our bodies work hard to store fat. It is part of our evolution. Why? Because, thousands of years ago, people who could store more fat lived longer when there was no food around. In addition, life expectancy was only 20 years, so they didn’t have to worry about cardiovascular disease or diabetes. In other words, fat storage was a survival advantage. Nowadays, things have changed, so extra fat is clearly not good for our general health. In the case of  after-lipo new fat deposits means a waste of money, time and pain.

2.How can I avoid getting a new fat deposit ?

To start  with, liposuction treatment isn’t a shortcut to get the body you always wanted. It is a lifestyle change. This starts with your diet habits and exercise routine, both will be your life lasting guarantee of good health and excellent post-lipo results. Furthermore, you need to continue with contouring treatments and MLD to eradicate new fat deposits and maintain the shape.

 3.What should I eat?

Good nutritional advice can help you take control of your eating behavior and avoid falling into unhealthy habits. As a result, you won’t have to worry about regaining the weight ( and new and uneven fat deposits). In addition, a well-balanced eating diet promotes heart health and provides your muscles with the necessary nutrients. Of course, be careful with extreme diets that greatly limit your eating options. The best you can do is to eat small portions throughout the day and avoid processed foods and junk food to easily maintain your weight. A diet made up of the following foods can help maintain results after liposuction:

  • Lean white protein like turkey, chicken, fish, etc.
  • Whole grains for example brown rice and oatmeal.
  • High amounts of green leafy vegetables.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Nuts
  • Healthy fats like olive oil, avocado and flaxseed.
  • Organic soy-based foods.

Fluid intake is very important during this process so try to drink plenty of water, non added sugar juices and herbal teas.

You can visit our blogs about nutrition after surgery to have more information.

What food should I avoid after lipo?

There are some foods that you should restrict after liposuction:

Salty foods. These are not recommended during your recovery and even some months after any surgery. The reason why is that its high levels of sodium can promote inflammation in your body and slow down the recovery process. You should limit or restrict salt for at least two to three months after surgery. You can replace it by incorporating herbs and spices into your food, such as onion, garlic, cinnamon, basil, oregano, parsley or those of your preference.

Processed sweet foods. Eating sugary foods can result in totally unnecessary weight gain. In addition, most sugary foods do not contain the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are essential for your recovery. In other words, these kinds of products are just tasty, but not healthy, so avoid them!

Alcoholic beverages. Avoid beer, wine, and any liquors, for at least 24 hours after surgery. Your surgeon may recommend you limit them, for a longer period of time, especially if he prescribes some medications that can negatively interact with alcohol.  After your recovery alcohol consumption will have an impact on your results.  Remember alcohol is full of calories and the amount of alcohol intake will get reflected in your body. If you love alcohol and you can’t give up, make sure you go for the ones with less calories.  

We hope this information is useful, to learn more about how to take care of you after-lipo and have new ideas about how to exercise visit this link.

Also, if you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill Broadway and Islington. We are always happy to help. If you like this blog, please share!

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