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Did you gain weight after liposuction?

  • FL Mom1
  • 5 years ago

Last year I got lipo done on my abdomen (belly) and cankles. I think the fat is all coming back ALREADY!! Did anyone else who's had lipo get this quick weight gain in the treated areas? maybe my body wants to store fat, like it or not, in my ankles and abs. Frustrated in Florida (female, 29, 1 child)

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Paleo diet was great for me before lipo. It is one of the easiest diets I've ever been on especially if you get a Paleo cook book. I did paleo with emphasis on vegetables and fruits. Also fasting worked wonders.
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Yes. My hips/flank area still look much better than before, but the weight is coming right back to my belly. I'm ticked, it hasn't even been 3 months. Admittedly I ate poorly for a short while, but I'm now working with a trainer doing some intense interval training to burn fat and build muscle, in addition to trying to get back on a better diet. My diet isn't *that* bad, however, so I feel like we wasted a lot of money. :(
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Just wanted to say that before lipo the paleo diet did wonders for me, so did fasting an eating window from 12-8pm no calorie restrictions. I just had lipo and I am so depressed the doctor removed almost all the fat from my hips and flanks. I have been eating all the foods I never eat because I looked anorexic after my surgery.
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Wow. I am sorry. That change is going to be tough on you for sure. We are here for you and definitely going through the similar if not the same problems. I look anorexic in the tummy and outer thigh area when I get to my pre lipo or normal weight
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Also, remind me again who has had a fat transfer here? I'm really deeply contemplating getting one. From my arms/pits back to my hips. What was your experience with fat coming back and were you satisfied more than what you had before? What are the ups and downs of getting one done? Thanks you guys.
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Hello, I really lke the information that you have been posting. I have seen it all, I have just been very busy at work so I haven't had time to reply. So, I have had about 500cc's transferred. It meant liposuctioning new areas for me, back, abdomen, and inner thigh to get sufficient fat to place back into the outer , medial thigh and banana roll. I found it satisfactory. About 70 percent of the new fat stayed. I had a problem with loose skin in the areas after the lipo and stubborn weight gain. Would I do it again, Fat transfer Absolutely. Liposuction NEVER. So until they can grow my fat outside of the body. I won't resort to it. I hate, really hate the appearance and feeling of the jelly skin following the procedure. The skin looks thinner, it jiggles and it never feels toned no matter how hard I exercise. The PS that did my transfer was amazing though. He was able to keep the majority of the fat to survive. That takes skill. And yes, I really like the Blog you posted about the PS and him being truthful. Finally, YES. Finally, some authentic honesty about the pre and post op lipo contouring surgery. Take Care. Oh and did you like the EVERLINE Cosmetic?
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sorry about her. I didn't realize.It was a woman.
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Thanks Natalie. That's a lot of fat that stayed. Did you have any unwanted redistribution that happened after the fat transfer? I'm in a dilemma because the fat of both my face and my hips was melted. Therefore, if I LOSE weight to get in shape, my face is ultra-boney and gaunt! And if I GAIN weight, my face is somewhat normal but my upper arms and back are HUGE!!! I don't know what to do as an option... I'm thinking I just might get a fat transfer from my upper arms to my face depending on how many or little they can get from there. Or I'll just do filler in my face and then a fat transfer to my hips somehow. How did your abs come out after getting the fat transfer? I'm worried they'll look weird after I get them done, especially if I lose weight. Also, did you actually have enough fat in your back to get it removed and transferred? All of the ones I've been to said they have to pinch an inch and they weren't able to do that with mine. Were they able to do that with yours? I just went to another plastic surgeon (that's about 10 and counting) for a consultation - the one who wrote the article I posted. She said I would need to take fat from my lower body or abdomen but I really don't want to do that. I just want to take it all from my upper body, which obviously I can't. With the Everline 3-D serum, it actually seemed to make my hips smaller!!! I don't know why! Is there a sort of method to applying it or how often? Oh, and can you PM me your fat transfer surgeons name? I'd really like to get a consultation with someone who is trusted. Did he use any stem cell technology? - Julia
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Absolutely had weight distribution! Big time . Now my upper arms are fatty and my back. Other parts are too thin and these areas too large. Breast also bigger
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Oh, and just an update to all, I went to the Doctor I mentioned below, and she suggested I go to a Lipid Clinic and talk to doctors there and even researchers to discuss future and current options. I think I might do that right away!
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Have any of you seen this? I think she explains it very well and it's a sigh of relief to see at least one plastic surgeon taking a responsibility of informing patients. http://www.sowdermd.com/blog/the-mathmatics-arthmetic-really-of-body-contouring-surgery/
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Hi Julia, I just wanted to give you my take on that blog (because I don't feel she really is being informative but redirecting bad results to the patient and not the doctor or procedure)( let me know what you think)~according to the blog, lipo is not weight loss procedure but why why was she removing 7 lbs? Also this person she knows who is a runner, had a result where she had caved in thighs. She attributes that to the woman's "personal issues" (whatever that means) and a knee injury which I am guessing meant she couldn't exercise. Then she describes that the lipo left her with a thin fatty layer on her thighs but the other areas had 'regular' fat. So a natural process (gaining weight) resulted in "weirdest shaped thighs". So in effect, lipo leaves you in a situation where you cannot, must not, change your weight or else.."weird effects" will follow! But then magically the woman resumed her regimen and then looked 'normal' again (?). My question would be: okay, so lipo is not a weight loss procedure, but is it a weight straight jacket procedure? Because my weight was the same as pre lipo and yet somehow I got the *weird* look.
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i feel so strongly that this procedure needs to be regulated. there are so specific measures taken across the board for this procedure to standardize it. there should also be mental health checks before patients can sign up for this procedure because so much of the after effects of this procedure affect mental heath: ptsd, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, the list is long...we need to brainstorm ways to get attention to the procedure and i appreciate all of you so much for sharing your stories, ideas and for providing support to everyone.
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Here's an interesting article on fat transplantation done on mice. It's called "Transplanting fat may be effective treatment for metabolic disease". And here's the link: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-09-transplanting-fat-effective-treatment-metabolic.html I thought it was interesting and a little disheartening that the fat transplant to the abdomen didn't work. (It resulted in inflammation and the fat transplanted fat not forming blood vessels). The researchers didn't use stem cells, and I think they plan to do so in future studies. (The stem cells may help blood vessels form and thus help the fat attach properly.) They also transplanted fat into the backs of mice, but I wouldn't be too keen on adding fat to my back. It's fat enough already:) Anyway, this is something to watch, and maybe some of us will consider this procedure when it eventually makes it to the clinic.
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/-doctor-%E2%80%98re-grows%E2%80%99-man%E2%80%99s-missing-finger-using-pig-bladder-215643552.html just read this article. doesn't relate to fat but the ability of stem cells and the things they can do. perhaps there is a way to create an association between this article and stem cells needed for fibrous septae and fat cell regeneration.
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Yes. I think that this is the direction and the needs that we have can be addressed with new technology along the lines of this.
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I hate to burst anybody's bubble, but do you guys know how much a transplant from a donor costs? Please take a look: http://www.transplantliving.org/before-the-transplant/financing-a-transplant/the-costs/ I could never afford any of that. I'm volunteering with someone who is getting a bone marrow transplant and just the time he has to put in is enough. I really hope there is something more accessible and affordable to people like us than a transplant. On a more positive note, the article at least now proves the importance of subcutaneous fat for our metabolism. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and saying my prayers for something else soon.
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Julia, So the linked article says that a transplant runs anywhere from 1/4 of a million dollars to over a million dollars. I have two points to make on this: 1) The US medical prices are totally inflated. I would be that the costs in other countries are a fraction of the US prices. 2) It seems to me that transplanting fat is simpler, and hence less expensive, than transplanting whole organs. At this point, the organs require a donor whereas fat could be grown from a small number of our existing fat cells. Transplanting fat using stem cells is not even done yet in clinics, so this is "pie in the sky" right now, but in theory, it shouldn't be nearly as expensive as transplanting a donor organ. Rose
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Hey Rose, here's a more elaborate report on the study: http://www.futurity.org/transplanted-fat-may-treat-rare-metabolic-diseases/ It says that it definitely will be more cost-effective than any other transplant of an organ, but that donors will be needed (otherwise you'd be looking simply at a fat transfer that plastic surgeons offer). So it's not a matter of simply stem cells I don't think, but a combination of the two that works most effectively.
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Dr. Anthony Atala who is a pioneer in tissue/organ regeneration says in this article that "most cell types can be grown and expanded outside the body, with the exception of liver, nerve and pancreas. For those we need stem cell populations.” So I don't think that a donor is required. In theory, you can use a small number of your fat cells and grow them outside of the body. In practice, this is not available in clinics (as far as I know) within the United States. Additionally, adding stem cells to the mix is supposed to help the fat cells lay down blood supplies and, hence, remain in place better. http://nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/2012/03_02_2012/story1.htm
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Hi. If anyone would like to see better patient safety laws with regard to liposuction, please pm me. A small effort on your part could help make things so much safer for those coming after us.Thanks.
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I want to say yes, it helps, a little bit but I am not really sure. Try it and let me know what you think!
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I think one thing that has been hard for me is to be able to track whether or not I'm gaining too much weight. 130 lbs used to be my fat zone, and I would know I'd be up there based on the swelling of my love handles. Now with them gone, I can't tell. My torso is rather skinny (curve-less though), and my arms are on the chubby side. All I can tell is that my upper abdomen, even though subcutaneously lean, swells out from the visceral fat, making me look rather manly. On another note, does anybody know if buttocks/breast enhancement serums work? I might try them and use it on parts of my face and then my love handles. But not sure how long that would last. Worth a try at lest? Lastly, because of my issues with the way I look on the outside and the way I feel on the inside, I am going to go to a transgender doctor who has extensive knowledge about hormones, as well as someone who deals with people who look one way and feel another way, and want to change something about that. Just a suggestion to anyone who might be going through something similar psychologically.
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Hi julia -- I tried volufinr which they say causes the fat to store in the places where you apply it. I think it works. Only problem is it doesn't seem to help where the fat has been destroyed .. So. Once again it is sort of a lumpy look and fullness in areas we don't need it!!! We think alike lady!!!
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Sorry typo. Volufine. iPhone auto corrected it. It is sold on amazon eve line cosmetic slim shaping serum ( slim extreme 3-d)
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