How to Keep Fat From Coming Back After Liposuction

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There's no doubt that liposuction can help people achieve stunning transformations that change their lives for the better. From finally shedding stubborn weight to fitting into your favorite jeans once again, or simply feeling more confident in your everyday life, the benefits of liposuction can be quite compelling. One of the most exciting benefits of lipo is that the fat cells removed during surgery will not return, meaning your results could potentially last indefinitely. However, it is essential for patients considering liposuction to understand that you can "undo" your results, as fat cells that remain in the treatment area can become enlarged with weight gain.

For this reason, it is important that patients stick to a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a consistent weight to avoid fat returning after liposuction. At Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre Marshall helps prepare his patients for a successful recovery and long-lasting liposuction results by educating them on liposuction aftercare tips in the short and long term.

How much fat can be removed with liposuction?

The amount of fat that can be safely and appropriately removed during liposuction will vary from patient to patient based on how much excess fat is present, their overall health, the treatment areas being addressed, and other factors. Generally speaking, it is usually possible to remove about 6 – 10 pounds of fat in a single liposuction session. While this may not sound like a lot, the aesthetic outcome – meaning the number of inches patients may lose and their slim new contours – can appear dramatic.

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?

Gaining weight after liposuction can cause fat cells remaining in and around the previously treated area to swell, resulting in the return of unwanted inches and loss of definition and contours. In some cases, patients can reverse the results of liposuction by gaining weight.

How can I avoid weight gain after liposuction?

Once you have made a full recovery from liposuction surgery, you'll need to focus on maintaining a stable weight to keep your physique slim and trim in the long term. Tips for maintaining lipo results over time include:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Avoid processed foods and high-calorie beverages
  • Stay hydrated with adequate water intake
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Limit stress levels

In addition, women who are considering having children in the future should wait until they have completed their family before undergoing liposuction.

Do I qualify for liposuction?

One of the best ways to know whether liposuction may be right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marshall. During this consultation, Dr. Marshall will review your health history, examine the areas of concern, discuss your goals for liposuction, and recommend the most appropriate course of action. In general, candidates for liposuction should be in good overall health and have stubborn areas of fat that have become resistant to diet and exercise. Again, scheduling a consultation is the first step toward understanding if and how liposuction can help you achieve the body you've been dreaming of.

Shed stubborn pounds with liposuction surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

If you are frustrated by pockets of fat that won't seem to budge, liposuction may be the solution. At Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre Marshall offers both traditional liposuction and high-def (HD) liposuction to meet the unique needs and goals of patients looking to slim down and feel more confident. For more information on your options for Beverly Hills liposuction, don't hesitate to call and schedule your one-on-one consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.