Can Fat Return After You've Had Liposuction?

in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Arkansas

Posted on September 26, 2019 under Liposuction

When you have excess fat in certain areas that you have been unable to shed through traditional dieting and exercise, you might want to consider liposuction. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can deliver immediate results to problem areas like your stomach, buttocks, thighs, hips and even arms.

If this is a cosmetic surgery that you are considering, you will want to ask the doctor as many questions as possible. If you’re in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area, Taylor Plastic Surgery is a great option for getting liposuction. Dr. Robert Taylor will happily answer any and all of your questions, including whether fat can return after liposuction.

Liposuction Permanently Removes Fat

Generally speaking, there are a variety of techniques that can be used in liposuction surgery. One thing they all share in common is removing fat in a specific bodily area. During a procedure, a cannula and aspirator are used to suck fat out of the body. Liposuction is a permanent solution in terms of eliminating fat cells from the body.

Can the Fat Return After Liposuction?

Once you have had a liposuction procedure, the fat can actually return to the area on which you underwent the procedure. This can occur if you do not diligently follow up by doing your part to prevent weight gain. Overall, the more weight you put on after undergoing liposuction, the less obvious your results. If you are able to retain your weight after the procedure, you can keep your newer, slimmer figure. If you had liposuction and later gain five pounds at most, the fat cells will increase in the body, but your physique will generally remain much the same as immediately after your surgery.

On the other hand, if you gain a lot of weight after liposuction, it can be more noticeable. At the same time, you will have less fat than if you had not had a liposuction procedure at all and will still be slimmer than prior to your surgery.

How Do You Retain Your Results After Liposuction?

The best way you can retain your results after liposuction surgery is to carefully follow the doctor’s maintenance tips. In general, there are six things you can do to promote a healthy lifestyle following a liposuction procedure. They include:

  • Carefully follow all the instructions that your cosmetic surgeon provided to you after your surgery
  • Get plenty of regular exercise
  • Do not skip any meals
  • Keep yourself properly hydrated throughout the day and drink at least six eight-ounce glasses of water per day
  • Eat a healthier diet that is lower in calories, high in protein and includes only healthy carbohydrates
  • Eat several small meals throughout the day

At the end of the day, it’s up to you to maintain your new, slimmer physique after a liposuction procedure. Be diligent about following your doctor’s suggestions and make all the appropriate follow-up appointments.

Contact Taylor Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Taylor to discuss your options if you are interested in getting liposuction