There are hundreds of diets out there that promise the world for a healthier and lighter version of you. While it is true that sticking to a wholesome and natural diet is beneficial for any healthy body, some of the latest trends in dieting dramatically fail and may even cause significant body issues in attempts to be thinner. While there are certain restrictions about what you should and should not eat before liposuction San Diego is performed on patients, you should never resort to the following diet trends before plastic surgery.
Liposuction is a common cosmetic surgery in San Diego that is designed to permanently remove excess adipose tissue (fat deposits) from the body. Choosing liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from the arms, hips, abdominals, chest and thighs can significantly improve a patient’s silhouette. There is no shortage of liposuction techniques these days. Traditionally, liposuction is performed under anesthesia and by inserting a cannula instrument to the sight to suction out excess fat to sculpt and define beautiful contours. Most plastic surgeons agree that once a patient reaches their target body weight prior to liposuction, superior results can be achieved. How the individual loses that weight is critical before surgery, so the patient should plan their diet with a board certified surgeon or a licensed dietitian before a body contouring surgery.
The Paleo diet replicates a similar diet from our hunter-gatherer ancestors that advocates consumption of unprocessed foods, plants and fresh ingredients. By eliminating the biologically engineered food and sugar, dairy and grains the dieter is said to be healthier and lose weight. The hard part about dieting like our ancestors is that it limits essential nutrients and is too restrictive to follow. Also the lack of actual weight loss results for healthy dieters was one of the main disregards about the Paleo diet.
Raw Food Diet
Consumption of raw food is based on acquiring the majority of your calories from unprocessed and uncooked meals. It is believed that eating foods above 118 degrees will destroy the natural enzymes that provide multiple health benefits. While most dietitians agree that consumption of minimally processed vegetables, fruits and meats is best for a healthy body, several key nutrients are activated with human intervention and inactivate the unhealthy compounds. You may lose weight than other types of diets, but strictly following the diet is a big sacrifice that may increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies and bone loss.
Teatoxing or Cleansing
The latest craze in detox cleanses is known as the teatox cleanse. Most Southern Californians find this to be their weapon of choice when it comes to shedding pounds quickly. A concoction of squeezed lemons, syrup and cayenne pepper (or other packaged recipes) several times a day for a week or more is believed to help the dieter lose weight and achieve a slimmer silhouette. However, several teatoxing brands help a dieter lose weight with the ingredient known as senna leaf, an herbal laxative that irritates the lining of the bowel – known to cause stomach cramps and diarrhea. Over time, thousands of subscribers to diets like these are subjected to frequent occurrences of diarrhea and potassium and magnesium depletion which can cause abnormal heart rhythms. Additionally, people who have abused tea laxatives may encounter rebound constipation, meaning they will need the help of a laxative to go to the bathroom later in life.
That being said, typically a dieter should follow their physician’s or plastic surgeon’s dieting instructions to help initiate healthy weight loss before liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the body contouring procedure, then schedule a consultation with the best liposuction surgeon San Diego patients choose most. Call our offices at Eastlake Cosmetic Surgery at (619) 216-8000.