Can Fat Return After Your Liposuction Procedure?

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Liposuction Procedure

In Miami, liposuction has recently gained popularity due to its ability to permanently remove fat cells, resulting in an improved body contour. Regardless of your age or gender, this procedure can be life changing and often helps to boost patients’ self-esteem and confidence by slimming the hips, abdomen, or thighs, creating a more even and proportionate silhouette. While liposuction is often thought to be a procedure targeted at overweight individuals, it is frequently requested by healthy, fit patients who are unable to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat through diet and exercise alone. In fact, it is best suited to individuals who are at a healthy, steady weight and have considerable skin elasticity. Understandably, before undergoing liposuction, patients often inquire about whether the removed fat can return. While the short answer is no, it is important to be aware that weight gain is possible after the procedure.

Fat Cells Are Permanently Removed

Liposuction, which is typically performed under a local anesthesia, involves making tiny incisions in the treatment area and using a cannula to break up the fatty cells and suction them out of the body using an aspirator. Once fat cells are removed in this way, they will not return, which means that the results can be permanent. However, if the patient gains weight following the procedure, new fat cells can develop, thereby causing weight gain. While small weight fluctuations will not have a significant impact on the results, considerable weight gain can drastically affect the outcome, as new fat cells will develop throughout the body, including the treatment area(s). Thus, it is necessary to view this procedure as a weight loss aid, not a miracle surgery.

Maintaining your Results

After undergoing liposuction, it is necessary to make a commitment to maintain the results. The following lifestyle changes should be adopted following your procedure in order to maintain your post-operative weight.

Follow Your Surgeon’s Advice

After your surgery, you will be provided with a thorough list of aftercare instructions. Be sure to adhere to your surgeon’s advice in order to ensure a speedy recovery and optimal results. In addition, it is important to discuss any concerns or complications with your surgeon.

Live An Active Lifestyle

In sunny Miami, regular exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Although rigorous exercise should be avoided for the first two to three weeks of your recovery, once your surgeon gives you the go-ahead, it is crucial to incorporate regular exercise, such as aerobics and resistance training into your routine in order to burn calories and build muscle.

Make Healthy Dietary Choices

Following your procedure, it is advisable to make a conscious effort to eat well in order to maintain a healthy weight. Avoid food that is high in fat, sugar, and carbohydrates and instead opt for meals that contain fruits, vegetables, fish, seafood, lean proteins, low fat dairy, and healthy fats. In addition to helping you sustain your post-operative figure, a healthy diet will also promote healing and prevent the development of various diseases and health conditions.

To learn more about maintaining a healthy weight following your Miami liposuction procedure, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a renowned, board certified plastic surgeon and body contouring expert.

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