Introduction Liposuction is certainly one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery interventions in the United States and around the world. It is a fast and efficient method to remodel the body without significant physical exertion. The procedure involves the removal of the excess fat in different areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms and chin. Through liposuction, you can get rid of stubborn localized fat deposits while simultaneously achieving a well-contoured silhouette. With that said, you must always keep in mind that this plastic surgery intervention is a body remodeling procedure, not a weight loss method. The ideal candidates for liposuction The perfect candidates for this intervention are patients with fat deposits that are localized in different areas of the body (abdomen, thighs, flanks, and even the mammary region in men), and deposits that are persistent even after following strict eating regimens or sustained physical activities. If you look online at pictures taken before and after liposuction was accomplished, you will notice that the most beautiful results develop only when the patient exerts effort in maintaining the figure that the surgeon managed to achieve through the procedure. The results attained through the surgery are attributed, in part, to the talent and experience of the plastic surgeon. However, if you couple this with further weight loss in areas where liposuction was not performed, the outcome becomes even more impressive. As a matter of fact, the perfect candidate for liposuction is a patient who understands the limits of plastic surgery and is willing to go that extra mile to ensure the results will be long lasting. There are patients who remain highly motivated after plastic surgery. This may be due to the fact that there are patients who truly wanted to get the best possible results from liposuction; hence, they put more effort into physical exercises and a balanced diet to improve and maintain the results of the intervention. Diets after liposuction If you consistently follow diets for weight loss and body sculpting, you will notice that despite losing a considerable amount of fat in areas where you easily lose weight, problem areas remain flabby. In most cases, the face and the breasts are the first two areas to lose volume, while the troublesome areas experience little to no change. When this happens, you end up with an unattractive figure. Moreover, if you gain weight again, the areas where you had the most trouble losing weight will accumulate adipose tissue faster than the others. Diets are a great way to keep your weight in control and reduce the risk of certain conditions caused by increased cholesterol or glycemia. Having said that, diets are still not able to fully change the shape of your body. This limitation can be compensated for by the liposuction procedure which reshapes the body. Nevertheless, keeping a balanced diet after liposuction is essential to ensure that the results last longer. Sports and liposuction Being into sports and physical exercise does not necessarily equate to weight loss because the calories you burned will make you feel hungry more often and cause you to eat too much immediately after exercise. Furthermore, working out causes you to develop muscles that are heavier than fat and as such your weight loss may not be significant on the weighing scale. On the other hand, the effects will surely become evident in your figure. A body with toned muscles always looks better than a lean body acquired through dieting alone. Lastly, exercise will make you feel better, more energetic and your emotional condition will also improve. This is why it is recommended for you to first try doing physical exercises to reduce the localized fat deposits on your body before deciding to undergo liposuction. If all else fails, then liposuction is the best solution. Plastic surgery can accomplish what exercise could not, but this does not mean that you can forget about exercising after liposuction. On the contrary, it is recommended that you keep working out to maintain the results of the procedure. If you think that plastic surgery is enough to give you the body you have always wanted without the need for exercise, you are sorely mistaken. Exercise is vital in preserving the condition and tone of the muscles; and patients who fail to work out after a tummy tuck or liposuction return to the clinic after a year or two to schedule another appointment for fat removal. We strongly advise you to refrain from using liposuction as a weight loss method for periodically eliminating accumulated fat tissue as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle. Maintaining the results after liposuction will be easy when you choose to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Likewise, you will feel and look better as diet and exercise will not only help you maintain a good health condition, but they can also reduce unwanted fat deposits to a certain extent. Diet and liposuction complement each other by eliminating fat in specific areas of the body while simultaneously changing the shape of your body. Combining these two methods can provide you with a smaller waistline, and a well-contoured figure, especially in cases of patients with a small waist and thick thighs/calves or patients who have a big waist with narrow hips and thighs. Ultimately, physical exercise and liposuction are complementary methods. An abdomen without fat deposits will look better with toned muscles, and working out at the gym will better emphasize your six-pack. Conclusion Continuing the results of liposuction takes some effort and dedication on the part of the patient. Undergoing liposuction does not mean that you are free to eat anything you want, nor is it a procedure that should be performed on a regular basis as a substitute for a proper eating and exercising regimen. The most striking results after liposuction occur when patients choose to maintain the post-surgical results with a balanced diet and physical exercise. The patients who adhere to this advice are usually those who are highly motivated to change their lives for the better through healthier eating habits, a healthier lifestyle, and healthier relationships with the people around them. Plastic surgery can only do so much. Therefore, it is up to the patient to sustain and improve the results acquired through the cosmetic procedure.