There is a way to get rid of stubborn fat, and it doesn’t require that you spend hours on the treadmill or eat lettuce for dinner every single night. At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, we offer liposuction, a minimally invasive body-contouring procedure that will give you long-lasting results. Your clothes will fit better, you’ll feel more confident, and you’ll finally be able to break through the glass ceiling of your aesthetic goals.
How Much Weight Can You Lose With Liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. You will lose fat, but rather than viewing this procedure as a way to lower the number on the scale, you should view it as what it is: a body contouring treatment. It is an effective way to lose inches and remove stubborn fat from the body. This procedure is not intended for those who need to lose weight, but it is an effective solution for those who have areas of stubborn fat that just won’t respond to diet and fitness efforts.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment that will help reshape your body and help you get rid of stubborn fat that won’t respond to your diet, your workouts, or any other attempt that you’ve made to get rid of it. It uses a specialized process to remove fat from the body and once that fat is gone, it will be gone for good; it won’t be able to come back.
How Does It Work?
There are many different methods that are used to accomplish the goal of liposuction, which is fat removal, but all of those methods aren’t equally effective. At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, Dr. Rios uses VASER technology during this procedure to melt fat for its ability to deliver the best results. This technology is designed in such a way that it is effective and provides for the easiest recovery process possible.
During the treatment, fluid is injected into the fat to help numb the area and compress blood vessels. Then, the VASER technology performs a specialized process that causes fat cells to break down and liquify. A thin, straw-like tube is then inserted into the treatment area to suction out the liquified fat. This process helps protect the surrounding tissues from damage during the procedure.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results from this procedure are permanent. This procedure permanently removes all of the fat cells in your treatment area that exist at the time of treatment. However, lipo doesn’t prevent the development of new fat cells that can form as a result of weight gain. You are responsible for maintaining your results, which is easy if you already follow a healthy lifestyle. This procedure isn’t a free pass for unhealthy living; it should motivate you to stay healthy.
How Can I Maintain My Results?
Living a healthy lifestyle is the simplest way to maintain your results. If you already ate healthy and worked out pre-treatment, you’ll have no problem maintaining your results and even reaching new fitness goals. If you reached your goal weight pre-treatment but didn’t follow the healthiest diet, you’ll need to develop some new habits so that you can enjoy your body-contouring results and not worry about self-sabotaging them.
You don’t need to adhere to a restrictive diet to maintain your results. All you need to do is avoid processed foods, unhealthy fats, and foods with too much sugar. Avoid fast-food restaurants, and if you do need to eat something fast, try to make it as healthy as possible. Focus on eating lean proteins like eggs, chicken, fish, and lean cuts of beef. Find healthy substitutions of your favorite meals so that you don’t feel deprived.
Add plenty of fruits and vegetables, and complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes to your diet. Healthy fats and lean proteins will help keep you satiated so that you don’t reach for unhealthy foods and cause a spike and inevitable crash in your blood sugar. Learn how to portion your food at each meal so that you’re not over-eating. Just because food is healthy doesn’t mean you can eat endless amounts.
For some, exercise is easy. For others, it’s the bane of their existence. If getting exercise each day doesn’t come easy for you, there is a way to develop a healthy relationship with exercise so that it doesn’t feel like such a chore. Finding exercise that you enjoy will make all of the difference. If you don’t like gyms, find an app on your phone so that you can work out at home and find an accountability partner who can help you stay accountable.
If you like the energy of working out around other people, join a gym and attend classes so that you’ll have a fitness instructor to help instruct and keep you motivated. If you have the time and the means to do so, hire a personal trainer who can push you past your limits. When you have a trainer, you’ll have the added accountability that comes with knowing someone is expecting you to show up for your workouts. This can make a huge difference.
Focus On Self-Care
Stress can lead to over-eating, which can lead to weight gain. To ensure that you don’t self-sabotage your lipo results, make sure that you do things that help you de-stress during the week. Schedule a massage or a pedicure, or go for a long walk with a friend or do whatever helps you destress. Make sure that you schedule it into the rhythms of your week so that you can keep your stress levels low, maintain your results, and live a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle.
Water is an underestimated tool when it comes to leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is a natural appetite suppressant, it will help keep your body hydrated, and it will help you maintain that tight and toned look that results from this body-contouring treatment. Make sure that you are drinking enough water each day based on your weight and your activity levels. Staying hydrated can make all of the difference in your lifestyle.
Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol in and of itself isn’t the enemy, but cocktails can be loaded with sugars, which can end up causing weight gain over time. If you do drink, look for healthier alternatives to your favorite cocktails that aren’t full of sugars. Additionally, coffee and tea can both be hidden sources of sugar. Be sure to replace all of the water that you lose when you drink alcohol, coffee, and tea since they are diuretics. Your body will thank you, and so will your results.
Who Is a Candidate?
Many people think that liposuction was originally designed to help obese people lose weight when in reality, it’s quite the opposite. It was actually designed for relatively fit people. It is not a weight loss procedure, nor can it help you lose weight. It targets stubborn fat and removes it from patients who are at or near their goal weight but need some extra help getting rid of the stubborn fat that is standing between them and their ultimate goals.
People at or Near Their Goal Weight
If you are at or near your goal weight but still have pockets of stubborn fat that are keeping you from the best version of yourself, liposuction can get rid of that fat so that you don’t have to keep adhering to restrictive weight-loss diets or spending hours in the gym. The results that you’ll get will increase your confidence, help your clothes fit better, and give you the ability to wear a swimsuit with pride, not with shame.
Sometimes you can work out every day, adhere to the world’s cleanest diet, and still deal with stubborn fat. That’s why some of the most athletic and fit people turn to liposuction to help them reach their ultimate goals. They’ve done everything perfectly but still haven’t been able to lose stubborn fat, so they’ve looked outside of themselves for help and found a solution in this minimally invasive procedure.
If you are in amazing shape but still aren’t happy with how you look and want to reach the closest thing to physical perfection for your physique, we can help. This procedure will remove that stubborn fat for good so that you can finally reach the goal that you may have thought was unattainable. You’ll finally be rid of that stubborn fat that has been tormenting you for years.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you live in the Rio Grande Valley/RGV area and are ready to get rid of your stubborn fat for good, experience a body contouring treatment like no other, and increase your confidence, don’t wait another day to schedule your initial consultation. Contact us today at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX and speak with one of our experienced staff members to learn more about liposuction and how it can help you reach your goals.