Are the Results from Liposuction Permanent?

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Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure where excess fat is removed from the body, and is in fact, permanent in most areas of the body.

Laser Liposuction/Vaser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction and Vaser Liposuction are both currently the two most advanced techniques available for removing unwanted fat. With both procedures, the fat is gently emulsified into a liquefied state to allow for an easier and less traumatic suction process. That’s good news for patients, with less bleeding and bruising, and reduced patient recovery time than traditional forms of liposuction.

Permanent or not?

Broadly, yes. However, it can depend a little on where on the body you are having liposculpture. When the upper arms, neck, chin, back, hips, or thighs are treated with liposuction, the effects are usually permanent if the patient maintains a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The fat cells are gone and will not grow back the way they were.

With weight gain, the figure will become a larger version of the new body shape.

What about the abdomen?

The fat cells removed from the abdomen area will not return. However, the remaining fat cells in the abdomen can expand and new cells can even grow if a significant amount of weight is gained.

Can’t stop the clock

Liposuction is an incredible tool for shaping and sculpting the overall look and proportions of your body. As time marches on, the normal signs of aging will show but the sculpting from liposculpture will still be evident.

Key takeaways from this post

  • Liposculpture permanently removes fat cells
  • With general weight gain the figure will become a larger, but preserve the liposuctioned, sculpted overall shape.
  • With significant weight gain the remaining abdomen fat cells can expand

Book a consultation with Dr Paraskevas or visit our page on Liposuction for further information.