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Can Fat Return After Liposuction?


March 30, 2017

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States and it only becomes more popular as time goes on. Men, women, young adults and the elderly are taking part and almost all of them have desires of a skinnier, more desirable body. Liposuction can achieve that for you, but can those results go up in smoke? Can fat return after liposuction? We provide some professional insight below»

Return of Fat Cells
This is somewhat of a difficult question to answer. The fat cells that are removed by liposuction will not grow back, but a patient can certainly gain weight after the procedure is completed. You also won’t be able to avoid the natural process of aging that is going to come after the liposuction procedure is completed. The new body shape will age the same way the old one would have.

The Right Expectations
The weight that you lose during liposuction is really contingent on the expectations you have early on in the process. The general rule of thumb is that a patient should be within 30% of their desired body weight before they enter liposuction consultation. With that being said, a talented surgeon like the ones we have here can improve aesthetic appearance on almost any patient.

The Importance of Exercise
Despite what some people might think, exercise is absolutely CRUCIAL after liposuction. Your new body shape is going to need your support, and if you neglect it, new fat cells will emerge and your body will lose figure. We recommend at least THIRTY minutes of exercise FIVE days a week in the post-recovery phase. This could be walking, running, lifting etc. The more rigorous the routine, the better the results will be.

Here at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, our team of surgeons are experts in the practice of SmartLipo. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that uses lasers to melt fat cells and stop them from returning. The scarring is less drastic and the skin surrounding the fat is pinched and held tighter than in traditional methods.

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