Can Fat Return after Liposuction?

Fat after liposuctionLiposuction continues to be one of the in-demand plastic surgery procedures today. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure of 2017; the number of liposuction procedures performed jumped 5 percent over the previous year.

Undoubtedly one of the most common questions Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft hears from prospective liposuction candidates is, “Will fat return after my liposuction procedure?” Understandably, these individuals also want to know how long their results will last and what they can do to prolong their slimmer and more sculpted physique.

Here, Dr. Craft discusses this topic in detail.

Liposuction Permanently Reduces Fat

There are several different techniques that can be used to perform liposuction. However, they all focus on removing fat cells from a localized area of the body such as the hips, back, thighs, upper arms and abdomen. Once the fat is removed, it cannot return, and the body cannot regenerate or grow back the fat cells that have been removed.

Future Weight Gain Is Possible

That being said, weight gain after liposuction is possible. While a small amount of weight gain after liposuction (i.e., less than five pounds) won’t do much to alter your results, larger amounts of weight gain can. If you do gain weight after liposuction, the weight will most likely be more evenly distributed on the body.

Maintenance Is Key

The best way to prolong your liposuction results is to maintain a healthy and stable weight. Practice a healthy lifestyle by eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly. If you choose to lose weight, do so in a healthy and gradual manner. Avoid losing a large amount of weight quickly via crash diets or other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Your surgeon can provide you with more tips on how to prolong your results during an in-office consultation.

Learn More about Liposuction

Do you have more questions about liposuction? Dr. Craft will gladly meet with you and answer all of your questions in detail. To schedule a consultation with the surgeon, please call (305) 596-9700 today.

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