For those who cannot ever seem to get rid of stubborn fat in infamously troublesome areas, liposuction often seems like the perfect solution to finally eliminating these extra pockets of fat and achieving the ideal silhouette. In fact, even the fittest individuals find it rather difficult to rid themselves of these pockets of fat, which are often unresponsive to diet and exercise. That said, anyone who considers liposuction might also be wondering whether the results of it will last, or if the fat will simply return soon after.
Do the Results Last?
While liposuction does, in fact, permanently remove the targeted fat cells from the body, fat can return after liposuction if you allow it to. If a patient is able to maintain their post-lipo weight, the fat will not return. The more weight a patient puts on, however, the more the fat cells in the body will increase. This does not mean that a marginal amount of weight gain will rob you of your results. In fact, your overall improved body shape will still be visible since the treated areas will have fewer fat cells and experience a lower enlargement rate compared to other surrounding areas of the body. Remember, the results of a successful liposuction should always remain apparent. They might change with age or weight gain, but your silhouette should remain comparatively better than the body you would have had without liposuction.
If a patient were to put on a considerable amount of weight, new fat cells would develop in all areas of the body, including the areas treated with liposuction. Typically, those whose weight gain amounts to 10% of their body weight experience this increase in new fat cells. That said, fat cell creation occurs in an even manner throughout the body, which means the fat that accumulates in the treated areas will still be less and the patient will still look better than they would had they not undergone the liposuction procedure. In short, this means that despite the change your body might undergo, you should always be able to notice the difference in your body after receiving liposuction. For optimal results, however, you should try to maintain a steady weight.
Maintenance Tips: Keeping the Results
There are ways to ensure you maintain the beautiful results you achieve with your liposuction procedure. Below are some helpful lifestyle tips you should consider adopting after your procedure:
- Make sure you follow all of the post-procedure instructions your plastic surgeon provides
- Reduce your caloric intake and focus on eating a healthy diet that emphasizes protein and healthy carbohydrates
- Always stay properly hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water
- Instead of eating large meals, try eating several small meals throughout the day
- Never skip meals to save on calories
- If you do not have one already, establish a consistent exercise routine
Liposuction in Las Vegas
If you are experiencing difficulty losing excess fat, and wish to refine your body by removing it, you might be an ideal candidate for a liposuction procedure. At Smith Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon has provided successful results for over 19,000 patients throughout the state of Nevada. With nearly two decades of experience and a history of exceptional results, you can be confident in Dr. Smith’s ability to ensure you achieve your aesthetic goals.Contact our office today at (702) 838-2455 to discuss this surgery with Dr. Smith. For patients who live far from the Las Vegas area, we can arrange a consultation via phone or e-mail.