Does Gained Fat After Liposuction Become Internal Abdominal Fat?
- Asked by Anna Paula in Vienna
- 4 years ago
My mom wants to have liposuction done, but we are a little afraid because 2 surgeons (in Germany) told us that after the procedure, she must watch her weight closer because the number of fat cells in the body remains the same throughout life. Though liposuction does reduce the number of fat cells, they're back to their original count after a few weeks; not in their original place BUT as internal abdominal fat, which is actually more dangerous because we don't notice it and can lead to heart attack and other things. Is this true? Thank you!
Lose weight after Liposuction
If liposuction removes 5 pounds of fat, then the new "optimal" weight should be 5 pounds less.
Patients Usually Maintain or Lose Weight After Liposuction
If you regain weight after liposuction it is possible that a small part of this fat would become internal abdominal fat. This is not a major concern for several reasons:
Gaining Weight After Liposuction?
Thank you for the question.
There is a lot of mythology surrounding gain weight issues after liposuction surgery. Bottom line: the best liposuction patient candidates are patients with isolated diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue who are close to their long-term stable weight and have adequate overlying skin elasticity ( to redrape nicely after the liposuction procedure). These patients will maintain their weight postoperatively as well.
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