Though any weight gain will mean the return of lost fat to the body, the new shape of a patient’s figure (or face) after liposuction will be fairly permanent. Maintaining your body weight means permanent results, and even patients who gain a few extra pounds won’t see their lipo results ruined.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Body fat is stored within cells called adipose cells that are grouped together and tend to be found in the stomach, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Adipose cells are also concentrated on the backs of the arms and in the breasts. When a person gains weight, the way their body stores the excess fat depends on their natural distribution of adipose cells throughout the body. Liposuction is a way of permanently changing your silhouette by removing these fat-storing cells from specific areas of the body.
After liposuction, adipose cells don’t regenerate – meaning that if you maintain your current body weight, your results will be permanent. If a patient does gain a bit a weight after a liposuction procedure, he or she may find that their body will begin to store fat in other areas. For example, if a female patient has liposuction to remove fat from her thighs and buttocks, she may begin to store more fat on her breasts or arms. However, her body will generally maintain its new and flattering post-procedure shape. If she has neck liposuction or facial liposuction Westchester, fat that would have been stored in the face will likely be stored in another part of the body.
Sculpting Your Ideal Figure
It’s also important to remember that thigh, back, and abdominal liposuction Westchester aren’t procedures used to help patients lose weight. Your body’s natural adipose cell distribution is encoded in your DNA, and liposuction is a way of changing your silhouette by removing adipose cells from targeting areas. You will certainly lose a few pounds after liposuction, but not a dramatic amount of weight. If you are planning to lose weight, it’s best to reach your ideal weight through a healthy diet and exercise before sculpting your dream figure with liposuction.
Page author Dr Michelle Abadir