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Will Liposuction Get Rid of My Fat Forever?

Posted July 28, 2016 in Liposuction

shutterstock_308368127The way we feel about our bodies can have a significant impact on our self-esteem. Most people who are unsatisfied with their physical appearance, especially those who have localized fat deposits that are unresponsive to a healthy lifestyle, may be thinking about liposuction to achieve their body goals. However, many people who are interested in liposuction want to know if the fat can be eliminated for good. There are several plastic surgeries available to improve our body contours, but can liposuction promise permanent results?

How Long Will My Liposuction Results Last?

The targeted fat deposits removed during liposuction are gone forever and cannot grow back. However, the remaining fat cells in the treated area as well as the fat cells that occupy the surrounding areas will continue to shrink and swell. This means a person can still gain weight if they take in more calories than the body needs without burning them off. If a patient experiences a significant amount of weight gain, new fat cells can develop and essentially reverse the original results. Those who are interested in liposuction should know how important it is to stay fit and healthy to achieve a lasting outcome.

Maintaining Your Liposuction Results

Liposuction is an excellent option for removing stubborn excess fat, but patients should still stick to a normal diet and regular exercise regimen to insure their results. As with most plastic surgery procedures, liposuction results can be affected by weight fluctuations, aging, and pregnancy. We all would like to magically fix physical attributes we are unsatisfied with; however, maintaining your results is the key to preserving your body at its goal weight.

For the Best Liposuction Results, Patients Should:

  • Diet and exercise prior to the procedure
  • Follow a healthy diet after surgery
  • Exercise regularly after surgery
  • Not smoke before or after surgery
  • Follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding before and after surgical care

Liposuction can be performed on all areas of the body. Common problem areas that liposuction is used to target include the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs. Patients who are interested in liposuction should have realistic expectations, be in good health, and have firm or elastic skin. Liposuction is not a procedure that can remove a dramatic amount of weight from the body. Patients who are at or near their ideal body weight and already practice healthy habits are likely to benefit the most from the surgery.

During a consultation with Dr. Alexander, you can discuss whether liposuction is the right procedure for you. With a healthy lifestyle, liposuction patients are able to eliminate stubborn fat and maintain a slimmer, better-contoured physique.

If you are interested in liposuction, contact us today. You can schedule a consultation by calling (954) 589-0722 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Timothy Alexander is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your goals.