Have you noticed that your submental region is looking a little softer than it used to? Do you wish your jawline was a little more defined? If so, you may be interested in learning more about chin lipo, otherwise known as submental liposuction. At Ideal Face & Body in Beverly Hills, CA, we proudly offer this procedure to help our clients achieve the attractive submental contours they desire. Here’s what you need to know.
How Long Does Chin Lipo Last?
Almost every type of cell in your body can regenerate. In other words, your body can produce new cells to replace cells that die due to damage or age. The only type of cell in your body that cannot be regenerated is fat cells. Chin lipo improves the contours of your chin by removing some of the fat cells in the area with a suction device. Since your body can’t produce new fat cells, the results of this procedure are considered permanent.
There will always be fewer fat cells in your chin once your procedure is complete. However, you should understand that you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle once your procedure is complete. This is because the fat cells that remain in your chin are not damaged during the procedure. Therefore, they can still store fat if you gain weight after your procedure.
How Much Weight Can I Gain Post-Op Without Affecting My Results?
There are many factors that affect how much weight someone can gain after chin lipo while maintaining their ideal results. Primarily, genetics determine where your body stores fat when too much energy is consumed. Therefore, if a direct relative, like your parents, siblings, or grandparents, had problems with submental fullness, there is a good chance that your body will first store excess energy in your submental region.
If you are genetically predisposed to storing submental fat, you may notice changes to the contours of your chin after gaining a mere five pounds of fat. On the other hand, if you have a tendency to gain weight elsewhere on your body, like your thighs or abdomen, you may be able to gain 10 pounds of fat or more before you notice your chin softening again. Typically, people should try to gain no more than 10 pounds of fat after lipo.
How Can I Maintain My Weight?
If you’re like most people, you’ve lost weight before. However, stress at work, the birth of a child, or a shift to a sedentary lifestyle resulted in subsequent weight gain. To maintain the results of your lipo for life, you need to make small, sustainable lifestyle changes that you can maintain for the rest of your life. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most effective ways to achieve lifelong weight maintenance.
Drink More Water
There are many reasons why drinking more water is an excellent way to help you maintain your weight. One of the most significant benefits of drinking enough water is thirst cues are commonly mistaken for hunger cues. This often leads to people craving and indulging in a salty snack instead of reaching for a hydrating beverage. Sometimes, this results in people consuming more calories than they need in addition to remaining dehydrated.
Another significant benefit of drinking plenty of water is that there is evidence that suggests drinking eight ounces of water half of an hour before mealtime increases satiety. In other words, you can eat fewer calories and feel full. When you eat smaller meals, you have more room in your daily calorie budget to indulge in a slice of pizza at the office party or a cold beer after a long day of work. Moreover, hydration keeps your metabolism operating efficiently.
Eat More Protein
Eating more protein is another great way to increase satiety, helping you stick to your daily caloric budget. While protein only contains four calories per gram, it goes a very long way in keeping you feeling full. In fact, many people find that protein keeps them fuller for longer than fat does. This is great because, while fat is sometimes an effective way to maintain satiety, it contains nine calories per gram.
However, if fat is not an effective way for you to remain full, you may find weight maintenance difficult. To get enough protein in your diet, try to get around 15 grams (60 calories) of protein per meal if you’re a woman. Total, you should be aiming for 46 grams of proteins daily. Men should try to get 56 grams of protein daily or roughly 19 grams (76 calories) per meal. However, you should keep in mind that the more active you are, the more protein you should eat.
Go for a Walk
Another easy habit to maintain for the rest of your life is walking regularly. Even if you can’t walk to work, you can find time in your day to get more steps in. Specifically, you should aim for 2.5 hours of walking at a moderate pace per week. However, you don’t need to carve out 30 consecutive minutes in your day five days per week. You can go for two 15-minute walks or three 10-minute walks five days per week to keep your metabolism going.
Walking is one of the best ways to help you maintain your weight because it is so accessible. All you need is a comfortable pair of moisture-wicking socks, supportive walking shoes, and a safe place to walk. You can walk in your backyard, go for a hike, hit the gym, or take a relaxing stroll with your partner around the neighborhood before the sun sets. Also, you can cut your walking time down to 1.25 hours weekly if you walk vigorously.
Go for a Swim
Going for a swim is another great habit to build that will help you maintain the results of your submental liposuction for the rest of your life. One reason swimming is so great is that it is incredibly versatile. You can go for a leisurely swim if you’re not pressed for time. If you are, you can go for a fast swim. You can also get in an excellent workout by trying to swim farther than you ever have before.
Note, it is advisable to exercise for 150 minutes at a moderate pace weekly for weight maintenance. Therefore, if you swim for 30 minutes per week, you only need to walk for exercise four times per week. Also, you can switch up your strokes from day to day, lap to lap, or length to length to keep yourself from getting bored.
Do I Qualify for Submental Liposuction?
We need to evaluate you before we can determine whether you are a good candidate for submental liposuction. During this evaluation, we will discuss your health history in great detail and talk about your recent health. It is important that you are in fairly good health at the time of your procedure because your skin requires a lot of energy to heal after the incision is made during the procedure. Your body also needs a lot of energy to recover from an illness.
Also, your heart needs to be healthy at the time of your procedure because one of the most important preparation steps is to stop taking blood thinners for several days before your procedure. If you have a heart condition that requires you to take blood thinners every day, you will not be considered a good candidate for this procedure. We will also consider the health of your skin when determining whether you are a good candidate for chin lipo.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you have tried to improve the contours of your chin through diet and exercise and found weight loss ineffective, chin lipo can benefit you. It will remove fat cells from your submental region permanently, but some fat cells will remain behind. These fat cells are still able to store fat if you consume too many calories in the future so you should try to maintain your weight to maintain your new contours.
To learn more about this fat removal procedure, book an appointment at Ideal Face & Body in Beverly Hills, CA. We will advise you on whether you are a good candidate for this procedure and answer any and all questions you may have about the process. We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve your desired contours.