Are Liposuction Results Permanent?
Liposuction is a great option for many individuals seeking to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain resistant to diet and exercise. Depending on one’s unique needs and desires, this popular treatment can be used to contour the abdomen, legs, buttocks, hips, back, chest, neck, and even the face. But once the desired aesthetic is achieved, how long do the results last?
Fat tissue removed from the body via liposuction is permanently eliminated from the targeted area, resulting in a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. While the extracted fat tissue will never return, the fat cells left behind in the treated region are capable of storing extra fat and increasing in size if weight is regained at some point after the procedure. Should this occur, the results previously attained with liposuction may be compromised, and a noticeable accumulation of localized fat may again be apparent.
For these reasons, it is important for patients to maintain a relatively stable weight following liposuction to help prolong the outcome of their treatment. By consuming a balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis, women and men who have received liposuction can often enjoy results that last many, many years.
To learn more about liposuction, or if you have any more questions regarding this body contouring procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery today.