Liposuction and the Risk of Visceral Fat

liposuctionLiposuction has helped millions of men and women reduce their abdominal circumference. However, new studies indicate that those who eliminate unwanted belly fat with liposuction are at risk of visceral fat formation within months of their body-shaping procedure.  Fortunately, just a few healthy habits is all it takes to reduce this risk.

How to Prevent Visceral Fat

Get moving. We all recognize the value of exercise. But many people may feel confused about the type of exercise that will produce the greatest advantage. This is especially concerning for those of us who may not love spending hours in the gym. Studies demonstrate that 45 minutes of light aerobic exercise 3 to 5 days a week does wonders for avoiding dangerous visceral fat. This may include walking, dancing, jogging, hiking, or other activities that keep you moving consistently for the allotted period of time.

Find the right fuel. The subject of dietary habits is just as confusing as how to exercise the right way. There really is no particular way of eating that is best for every single person. Habits that you can implement easily include drinking green tea and swapping olive oil for coconut oil. The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase metabolism to burn fat more efficiently. Other healthy fats, including avocados and walnuts, may be added to salads, smoothies, and snacks for a quick fat-burning boost.

Rest. Most people really like this recommendation, but statistics show that relatively few really follow it. We are all different, but most of us need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night; some need as much as 9 hours at least a few days a week. Adequate sleep prevents the release of hunger-stimulating hormones, and it also helps the body to replenish testosterone levels, which need to be balanced in order to support optimal energy and vitality, both in men and in women.

Optimal fat reduction may not always occur with diet and exercise alone. However, these healthy habits can maximize the fat reduction achieved with liposuction. Learn more about attaining your ideal physique. Call (212) 472-2900 for a private consultation with Dr. Lorenc.

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