Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

A common question many people wonder in regards to liposuction is if the results are permanent or will the fat come back after a procedure. These questions are legitimate questions to ask before making a life-altering decision to your body.

The short answer to the above questions is: no. No, the results are not permanent and no, the fat will not come back after the procedure. It sounds contradicting but let your surgeon explain.

It’s All In The Fat

Most people contain fat cells that are highly concentrated in certain areas – something that is pre-determined before we become adults. When fat cells grow larger, then our weight increases. When fat cells decrease in size, then our weight decreases.

When a patient undergoes liposuction surgery, fat cells are removed in these concentrated areas, helping to provide a more proportionate figure. The fat cells that are removed do not grow back and are permanently gone.

However, you can still gain weight after a liposuction procedure. The difference is that any weight gained will not be as concentrated in the areas that were targeted for fat cell removal. This means that your body will gain weight proportionately, improving the contour of the body. This also works for losing weight as well.

Liposuction Does Not Equate To Laziness

The natural aging process will also change the shape of our body, but generally, the figure that is gained from a liposuction procedure has a great possibility to remain as long as you keep a strict dieting and exercise regimen.

Liposuction does not give anyone a free ride to eating more junk, or comfort food. It just simply means that you can now have a level of control over the areas you were having a hard time trying to sculpt through rigorous exercise and dieting.

Liposuction is not a procedure for everyone and should be considered after you have already tried losing weight through exercise and dieting.

You can read more about liposuction and common myths associated with the procedure or contact a board-certified plastic surgeon for more information.