Calling All 1 Year Post-Lipo Patients: Did YOU experience Fat Re-Distribution?

  • Juliabars
  • Seattle, WA
  • 2 years ago

To those who've had liposuction more than a year ago: Have you had any fat re-distribution? If so, from where to where?   I have experienced fat re-distribution to my upper arms, upper abs, upper back, and bra bulge. What is your experience?  

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Yes...unfortunately to my arms, neck (and I think even my outer eyelids), thighs and breasts. I had to get rid of a lot of clothes and my breasts are so uncomfortable for me now. It is very depressing as my whole body shape has changed. The lipo-ed area does not even look good, the skin is loose and hanging. And I weigh the same as before I had it done.
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Why did you get it in the first place? We're you very overweight? Did u feel too thin and had fat R done? What did it do to your breasts? Had you had an explant of implants.
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Hi, I had been very slim and fit, but experienced a work injury and was not able to exercise/move around a lot, and so I developed a muffin-top belly. That was the only extra fat area on my body. I probably weighed just under 140 then. But my normal weight was probably 125/127 (and I was pretty muscular). I was worried that I would just get more and more fat because of my injury. And of course in hindsight, I wish I had just pushed through the pain of moving around like I was used to doing. But my doc was also my regular doc and I knew him and talked to him about it and he assured me I would get good results. I did get good results at first. But slowly but surely all the areas on my body that had fat grew. Including my breasts, neck and upper arms. I had to get rid of a LOT of clothes. I never had large breasts and now I do. They are very uncomfortable. I also have sagging skin on my sides (near my breasts) and belly and a roll of skin on my waist (where the fat was removed). I never had implants or any other type of thing done. I just thought this would be a good fix for my problem of muffin top due to my work injury. Unfortunately now I just have an empty muffin top (no fat just skin) with rippled skin and uncomfortable creasing when I bend over (to tie my shoes say). The only way I can 'fix' it is with a tummy tuck, something I really don't want to do. Huge regret. And I was never told that these things were bound to happen. When I complained to my doc he asked if I had gained weight (same ol' same ol') But I hadn't. I weight a few pounds less.
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Thermage may be the answer to not having a TT God bless and hope your injury is all healed
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Thanks :) I have just pushed through the injury pain and surprise surprise..it is getting better (many PT's told me not to stress it or do yoga.. so I didn't.)
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That sounds great. Just have patience And it will happen for you... So happy You are sounding positive about it.
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Yes, thank you, my injury is feeling better. The other thing though...very depressing. That's why I post here because I want other women to know what they are risking with this procedure.
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Hi there! I am not at the year mark yet...mine was almost five months ago. I had about four lbs lipo'd from upper and lower abs altogether. I have definitely noticed that if I gain a few lbs, it tends to go to my butt/thighs moreso than my abs. To me, that is fantastic! People are paying for fat transfer to buttocks and my body did if automatically! ;) Seriously, I would prefer to lose about five lbs, but given the choice of a chunky middle or big booty, I will take the fat redistribution to the booty anyday! However, I realize that my lipo'd area was pretty limited (it was part of a tummy tuck...I didn't initially plan to have lipo, I just wanted saggy skin removed and muscle repair postpartum, but lipo was suggested for better sculpting of my abs). I can see how redistribution of weight could be really problematic if multiple areas received lipo treatment. If anyone reading this is considering lipo in the future, I would say to definitely do your research on your doctor and on the possibility of weight redistribution. If you have ONE trouble area (for me it is my belly)...then you will probably be like me and be happy that area is fixed. But my experience does make me question how good of an idea full body lipo would be. If you got, say, your stomach, thighs, and arms done, you have essentially altered most of the places a woman would store fat naturally. I have to wonder where the extra would go! Five pounds isn't a lot when it is spread over your whole body, but if you alter the storage of fat over a significant portion of your body, it seems possible for strange things to happen.
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Thanks Kirsty!
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Hi Julia,

We do have another forum topic about weight gain after Liposuction. You may find some useful information in there.

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