With the start of the new year, many people are making New Year’s resolutions to eat right and be more active so they can shed unwanted pounds. And while focusing on diet and exercise is important for promoting overall health, it may not always get you the body you really want.
Liposuction is 1 of the most effective ways to sculpt areas of the body that are hard to tone. I’ve often used liposuction for clients in Richmond, VA, who are very healthy but want to get rid of certain areas of fat, such as love handles, saddle bags, or a muffin top.
If 1 of your resolutions was to shape up and slim down in 2019, here’s why having liposuction could benefit you now and lead to a healthier lifestyle all year long.
- It can jumpstart a fitness journey.
For those who are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle, liposuction acts as a stepping stone on the path to a healthier, happier mind and body. Many of my clients have told me that they make better food choices and have better exercise habits after their surgery than before. That’s because seeing the results of liposuction—smoother body contours, a slimmer silhouette, and fewer bulges—helps you to see your body in a new way. You’ll feel more confident and motivated to maintain your new shape.
- It can make exercise easier.
Extra fat and weight can make exercise harder and less enjoyable (which means you’ll be less likely to keep it up). Issues such as skin chafing—when parts of the body rub together or on clothing and cause friction and discomfort—can be eliminated with liposuction.
Liposuction works by physically removing extra fat cells from your body. Once these fat cells are removed, they are gone for good as long as you maintain your weight. Your body will not only look thinner after surgery, but you’ll also feel lighter and certain activities may seem easier or even more fun. This will help you stick to a workout routine because you’ll feel and look better while exercising.
- You’ll be motivated to keep the weight off.
It can be discouraging when diets and exercise don’t work. And often it’s so discouraging that my clients lose motivation and want to give up altogether.
But with liposuction, you see the results of your efforts almost immediately. As you recover and heal, your body will gradually take shape over the course of about 6 weeks. You’ll see yourself without those problem areas that bothered you so much before, which keeps many people from wanting to go back to their unhealthy habits. Seeing these improvements often gives my clients the motivation they need to keep the weight off for good.
Start Your Journey Today
Although liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy, active lifestyle, it can sometimes provide the drive to form long-term healthy habits. If you are interested in learning more about how liposuction can help kickstart your journey, contact us today.