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Do the Results of Liposuction Last?

One of the most popular forms of plastic surgery today is without a doubt liposuction and with good reason. Everyone knows what it’s like to put on body fat in a way that they consider to be unsightly. Genetics, body type, and a number of other factors can cause certain kinds of fat deposits to be difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise. That’s where liposuction can be of terrific help. It can produce drastic or subtle results. However, most people are concerned with how long they can expect the results to last. Let’s take a closer look at the facts to help you figure out if liposuction is right for you. Is Liposuction Permanent? As is the case with many types of plastic surgery, the answer can vary. Yes, it’s permanent… but to varying degrees that depend on a number of factors. Let’s take a closer look at why. What many people don’t realize about body fat is that our bodies possess a certain number of fat cells that is set before we’re even finished developing into adults. When you gain or lose weight, you’re not actually creating or eliminating fat cells. You are simply causing the ones you already have to grow or reduce in size. This is exactly why most of us have stubborn fat deposits that don’t appear to go away no matter what we do. Liposuction actually removes these fat cells once and for all, meaning they’re actually gone forever. Your body tone and overall shape improve. However, it is important to note that there will always be some fat cells left in the area. It will now simply be easier to keep those problem areas in better proportion to the rest of your body. Patients who have undergone liposuction are cautioned to be careful about gaining weight in the future. You can still gain weight in areas where had liposuction. Also, you may find that gaining weight in areas that you did not have liposuction may look disproportionate to areas where you did have the work done. However, if a sensible diet and exercise habits are observed and proper precautions are taken, this type of weight gain is rarely a problem. Liposuction isn’t a magic talisman that prevents you from ever putting on weight again, but it can be a real asset when it comes to fine-tuning and contouring your body shape.

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