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Is Liposuction Permanent?

Learn about Liposuction from an Experienced Southlake Plastic Surgeon
Is Liposuction Permanent?
Liposuction permanently removes fat from precise areas on your body. But, it does not mean you can’t gain weight.

This procedure does not remove all the fat in a selected area. If that happened, you would have an unattractive divot there. Your body does need some fat to keep an attractive shape. If you don’t use diet and exercise regularly, these cells will store even more fat and can also enlarge.

In most cases, we remove fat from areas of the body where women tend to gain it most easily. These areas typically include the hips, tummy, arms and thighs. If you are like some patients, you might experience weight gain in other untreated areas of your body following your procedure if you do not maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Even though you have to do long-term work to maintain the results you get from a liposuction procedure, it helps you achieve a look you’d never be able to you on your own. The reality is that most people, even those with apparently ideal bodies, have to work hard to maintain their look.

Most Patients Love the Results of Liposuction

There is no “magic bullet” procedure that instantly and permanently transforms you into someone with the perfect body. However, liposuction remains a favorite among those who get it. In fact, more than 90% would have the procedure performed again. Patients consistently rank it as one of the top 5 cosmetic procedures they have performed.

Some people may think liposuction is the “easy” way to lose weight and get a great figure. However, many patients find it is just the beginning of a healthier version of themselves. In reality, they experience great motivation to maintain the look of their body. While diet and exercise help you lose weight and get healthier, they often do not assist you in sculpting the precise figure you want. The powerful advantage of liposuction is that it allows your plastic surgeon to shape your body, not just shave off weight. So, liposuction combined with a healthy lifestyle may be a great way for you to achieve the body you want.

Additional information:

Medical Associations

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons