After Liposuction, Can Fat Pockets Return?
Liposuction is a popular form of cosmetic surgery in the US. The beauty of getting liposuction is that the results are immediate as it instantly gets rid of unwanted and excess body fat. This dramatically improves the body contour and shape. Liposuction is an especially effective method for removing stubborn fat that seems resistant to shrinking, even with regular exercise and dieting. Other than the near immediate results that this procedure provides, most patients are concerned about its long-term results. One of the common questions that candidates ask is whether fat will return after having liposuction.
Liposuction for fat removal
The main aim of undergoing liposuction is to remove fat cells from a targeted or localized area on your body. Dr. Hetal Fichadia is a double board-certified plastic surgeon that is experienced in performing liposuction. As a cosmetic surgeon, she closely evaluates every case to ensure that all her patients are satisfied with their results. Several techniques are used in liposuction, but all have the goal of eliminating excess fat. In contrast to dieting, which makes fat cells shrink, liposuction uses a hollow tube called a cannula, to suction out the fatty tissue. Thus, liposuction permanently removes excess fat from localized areas in your body.
Can this fat return?
The best way to maintain your liposuction results is to have it done when you are at a stable, healthy weight that you can maintain. Any increase in weight after the surgery will hinder its results, as they will be less dramatic. The patient needs to maintain their “post-lipo weight” to preserve the results and to maximize the body contour achieved after liposuction. It is still possible to gain fat in other areas of the body not touched by liposuction. A small or moderate weight gain may diminish the results of liposuction, but the improved body shape will still be visible. This is because the areas targeted by liposuction have fewer fat deposits than the rest of the body. However, if you experience a significant weight gain, fat cells all around your body will enlarge and eventually proliferate, including those in the targeted areas for liposuction. The effect after significant weight gain will be more noticeable in the untreated areas but will ultimately affect the whole body. Thus, if you undergo liposuction and gain weight, you will still look better than having not done the surgery at all.
How to ensure your liposuction results last
The most vital aspect that can significantly affect your liposuction results is your weight. If you want long-term results, you will need to maintain a healthy weight after surgery. By incorporating regular exercise and a balanced diet, you can be sure that your results will be long-lasting.
Dr. Fichadia will provide you with post-procedure instructions to follow to get the best results.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about liposuction and how to get started on your journey to your ideal look, come into Dr. Fichadia’s office. Call 503 488 2344 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fichadia to see if liposuction will be beneficial to you.