There’s a common misconception that liposuction is a fitness “quick fix”—that it removes large amounts of fat to give people an “easy way out” when it comes to weight loss. This myth couldn’t be less accurate. In reality, liposuction at our Torrance practice near Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, CA, isn’t a weight loss procedure at all. It’s a body contouring boost that doesn’t take the work out of fitness; instead, it highlights the hard work that has already been done.
In this blog post, we’d like to discuss the role liposuction can play in a long-term fitness journey and why the surgery inspires so many people to tackle their fitness goals with renewed dedication.
Boosted Motivation After a Big Investment
One of the most frustrating fitness roadblocks is working hard to earn muscle definition but not seeing it because it’s hidden under stubborn fat deposits. Once you recover from liposuction and your swelling subsides, you’ll experience the energizing reveal of your hard-earned results. This is often a huge source of motivation for those who feel they have hit a plateau in their fitness journey.
Many people find they are more driven to live healthy lifestyles after liposuction because they have invested their time and finances in those results. After seeing the difference, they’re determined to stay on track with diet and exercise.
Increased Comfort Physically and Mentally
You may find working out more physically comfortable without excess fat, and you may feel more emotionally comfortable showing off your body in athletic wear. When the weight of self-consciousness is lifted off your shoulders, you may find you feel stronger and more invigorated.
Even outside of the gym, you’ll likely feel more comfortable in any outfit, even without the help of shapewear or strategic dressing.
Need more reasons to choose body contouring over shapewear? Check out our previous blog post.
Spot Treating Where Exercise Can’t
No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, exercise can’t always tone areas where you are genetically predisposed to carry excess fat. It’s difficult to burn fat only in a specific region through diet and exercise alone, and it’s easy to get hung up on an area that just doesn’t look the way you want it to.
Liposuction allows you to stop fixating your efforts on these areas, and it helps you to focus more on your overall shape and fitness goals instead. Letting go of this burden can free you up to move forward and take your goals to a new level.
Downtime Isn’t Extensive
Compared to some other plastic surgery procedures, liposuction offers a relatively brief recovery. Many people return to work in just 1 week and resume exercise after about 3 to 4 weeks, though swelling can continue for longer. This means you won’t have to take major time away from your fitness routine to enjoy the many benefits the procedure has to offer.
To see examples of the results you can expect, please visit our liposuction before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about liposuction in the Los Angeles area, please contact us online at our Torrance, CA practice or call (310) 784-0644.