If you’re starting out this year after nonsurgical body contouring with FDA-cleared VanquishTM or if you plan to have treatments in the near future, you’re probably wondering what you can do to maintain your new shape.
Vanquish uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to provide dramatic results. The RF waves blast stubborn fat cells, and your body naturally removes the damaged cells with other waste products, helping you shed almost 30% of fat cells in the treated areas.
The best part is that you can keep your sculpted new shape for good by following a few practical tips. Here’s what you can do to maintain your Vanquish results.
To get the most out of your nonsurgical body contouring with Vanquish, focus on staying well-hydrated. Vanquish treatments destroy the targeted fat cells, but your results depend on your body naturally flushing the dead cells away through your lymphatic system.
Staying hydrated before and after your Vanquish treatment helps your body get rid of the fat cell debris faster. Plus, upping your water intake boosts your energy levels, so you can be physically active and feel fuller.
Keeping fit is essential for maintaining your results after Vanquish. You can maximize your efforts to improve your physique by building more lean muscle and burning off extra calories, so you don’t build up unwanted stores of fat.
At a minimum, exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week. You don’t have to hit the running track or lift heavy weights to stay in shape. Look for activities you enjoy, and keep your body moving to make the most of your body contouring treatments.
Although body contouring procedures like Vanquish destroy wanted fat cells for good, they don’t stop you from gaining weight. Unfortunately, packing on excess pounds can ruin your new shape.
On the other hand, patients who maintain a healthy weight after Vanquish treatments have the longest-lasting improvements. Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet is the foundational step in making this happen.
Instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, stay focused on all of the nutritious foods you can eat to stay in shape. Replace unhealthy, processed options with fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains.
Sleep is often underrated when it comes to maintaining your weight, but we can’t overstate its importance. Getting enough rest helps regulate hormones related to hunger and satiety. When you make sleep a priority, you’re more likely to be satisfied with moderate portions.
To maintain your results after your Vanquish treatments, aim to get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night. You’ll have more energy to keep up your fitness routine and feel more motivated to eat healthily.
For personalized tips on maintaining your Vanquish results, talk to a body contouring expert by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado.