Health Watch -- Fit and Healthy: Exercise After Liposuction
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This week on Health Watch, we've been talking about exercise for fitness and other health benefits. But what if you just want to have a better-looking body? Is liposuction a good short cut? Plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas say liposuction isn't really a shortcut to a great body. You'll still have to exercise and diet to get the best results.
Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern, says liposuction is most effective as a way of contouring trouble spots, like hips and thighs. Patients who made lifestyle changes along with liposuction have the best long-term results. Following a healthy diet and exercise program allows patients to lose more weight or maintain weight loss following surgery. Those who don't exercise may gain weight after liposuction.
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