Undergoing SmartLipo treatment by our cosmetic surgery New York City or Long Island team can help you to finally reach your aesthetic goals where body contours are concerned. It is recommended, however, that such a procedure be approached for its intended benefits and not as a weight loss tool.
For optimal results as well as optimal health, we encourage nutritious eating habits before and after treatment.
There is always the temptation to push the boundaries when it comes to losing weight. Although many of us take years to pack on extra pounds, we have the tendency to desire lightning-quick results when we crave better curves.
Crash dieting, however, rarely produces lasting results, and when preparing for treatment by one of our plastic surgery Long Island and NYC surgeons, long-lasting change is what we are after.
Risks of Crash Dieting Before Plastic Surgery
Before undergoing treatment, we encourage patients to be within about twenty five pounds of their ideal body weight. This does not mean society’s portrayal of ideal, just that of the individual patient, as all of us are unique with our own desires for beauty.
Excessively cutting calories to get to this point is never a good idea and most frequently backfires on the dieter. Skipping meals or avoiding anything that looks like a treat typically sends the dieter straight to the refrigerator or pantry when he or she is at a very weak point, often resulting in binge eating.
A healthy, calorie-restricted eating plan that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as small treats here and there, is an approach that greatly reduces the risk of binging while preparing for liposuction.
Adding Rather than Subtracting
Reaching weight loss goals to facilitate optimal results from treatment is more about adding to the diet rather than taking away. Dieting has a negative connotation because we view new eating habits with restriction in mind, rather than abundance.
Eating a healthy diet before liposuction, in reality, offers ample opportunity to enjoy what you are eating. Spinach salads do not have to be bland. Adding a lightly seasoned chicken breast, some strawberries or dried cranberries, a few sprinkles of goat cheese, and some candied walnuts turns a simple salad into a delectable (and filling) meal.
Also good to add to the diet both before and after treatment are foods that are known to combat cellulite, such as:
- Dark, leafy greens like kale and spinach
- Bell peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
Flushing Toxins while Hydrating
Water is a vital part of any healthy diet, and especially beneficial to losing weight. Oftentimes we retain water because we do not consume enough to maintain normal hydration levels. Instead of downing several glasses of water each day, it may be tempting to drink more caffeinated or sweetened beverages. Such drinks will not aid in weight loss and will not help to properly hydrate the body.
If you crave more flavor in your drinks, consider finding an organic loose-leaf weight loss tea at your local farmer’s market or health food store. Just a few glasses of tea, served hot or cold and sweetened with some lemon and stevia sweetener will help to curb cravings and will serve as a nice hydrating beverage.
Losing weight does not have to be wrought with stress or limited enjoyment. Adding healthy, tasty foods to your diet allow you to continue enjoying what you eat while dropping pounds before laser liposculpture or another body-contouring cosmetic treatment. To achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us for your free consultation.
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*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program. Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.