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After Liposuction: Can Fat Grow Back?

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Excess body fat can be stubborn. Fat pads and bulges which negatively affects body outlines are often the most difficult to eliminate regardless of your diet and exercise routine. But there is good news when unwanted fat decides to say.

Liposuction is one of the more popular aesthetic procedures available for patients in the Richmond area.  The treatment targets excess body fat with uncanny precision, producing near-instant results. By eliminating this unwanted fat, we can sculpt a beautiful figure.

Liposuction entices patients considering liposuction with dramatic results. But what about long-lasting benefits? Can fat return after liposuction?

Liposuction Permanently Removes Fat Cells

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Montante offers liposuction procedures designed to remove unwanted fat cells from troubled areas of the body. These target areas include the abdomen, thighs, hips, and back. With the use of a specialized instrument known as a cannula, he can suction excess fat away to shape your body to your desired contour.

Liposuction will permanently remove fat cells. Unfortunately, under certain conditions, it is possible for fat to return after the procedure. Liposuction will not stop you from gaining weight. If you put on significant weight after the procedure, it will affect your results.

To maintain the results you enjoy after liposuction, you should implement a healthy lifestyle. This discipline will help you manage weight fluctuations to retain the outcome you experience after liposuction. Eating healthy and regular workouts are the best way to keep the figure you enjoy after your recovery.

Considerable Weight Gain After Liposuction

Liposuction is most effective when patients maintain ideal body weight after the procedure. If an individual gains more than 10% of their body weight after liposuction, fat cells will expand throughout the body. This process occurs evenly in treated and untreated areas. Therefore, after weight gain, although the body outline will be more prominent, the body shape will remain the same.

Helpful Hints

Putting on a few pounds after liposuction will not reverse your liposuction results completely, but the more weight you gain, the less noticeable the benefits. This fact is why Dr. Montante encourages his patients to pay close attention to their lifestyle habits and health after surgery. Managing your weight may seem daunting, but there are many resources to help you along the way.

Here are a few helpful hints from Dr. Montante and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don’t skip meals
  • Watch portion size
  • Follow a healthy, well-balanced diet focused on protein and healthy carbohydrates

Learn More

We understand that anytime an individual considers plastic surgery they have many questions. To get all the information you will need to ensure a successful procedure we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Montante. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and provide enough information for you to make a wise decision.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Call us today at (804) 325-4795 to schedule a consultation and find out more about this procedure.