What will my body look like 2 years post-Lipo?
- Asked by Lena V in Fairfax, VA
- 2 years ago
Hi, I consider myself to be fairly fit - I am 5'4", 135 lbs - I work out 3-4x a week doing cardio and strength training. I am about a size 6 in US sizes. I'm considering to get lipo on my inner thighs, so they do not 'touch' anymore. I just like the skinny jeans look, and my thighs have always looked a bit thick due to that pocket of fat. However, after reading this forum (especially the "did you gain weight after liposuction"), I am hesitating on getting liposuction. I definitely do not want the fat to return, or redistribute itself in a different area such as my arms or my back. If my body does not need much liposuction, would that still pose a big risk for me? If so, I'll run far away from lipo... but if it's very unlikely that it would happen, I'll still consider it.
Liposuction for Thighs
There isn't any question that liposuction works best for problem areas which we call "lipodystrophy." You can thank your parents and grandparents for the way your fat distributes itself on your body. All of us are pre-programed to deposit fat in certain areas more than others. So we prefer patients who have a few areas - rather than the patient who doesn't want to work out and says "I need liposuction everywhere." The thighs are a problem area for a lot of women, and a lot of women we see have difficulty finding pants that fit both the waist and the thighs. Often when we change the proportion of the thighs with liposuction - one of the things that our patients notice is that they can go down a pant size or two because the thighs aren't so tight. So first, congratulations on your commitment to working out on a regular basis. Liposuction of the thighs can be very rewarding - but in the wrong hands - it can lead to noticeable contour irregularities because the fat is quite soft and the skin is typically quite thin. Always ask to see before and after photos from the surgeon who you consult with.
The inner thighs respond well to artfully performed liposuction.
It sounds like you are living a healthy lifestyle. If you maintain your present weight following liposuction, you should not be concerned about redistribution of the fat.
One area of lipo usually not a cause of fat redistribution
Liposuction of the inner thigh -- or one area of liposuction -- does not usually cause a problem with fat redistribution or weight gain. As long as you have good skin tone and are within a normal body mass index, you should expect excellent results.
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Appearance two years after liposuction
it seems that you have a healthy lifestyle and therefore, after liposuction I expect you to be able to maintain your results long term.
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Liposuction long term results
If your weight is stable than the liposuction result should last. If you gain weight fat cells in other areas may enlarge.
What will my body look like 2 years post-Lipo?
To lipo or not to lipo that is the question! Need in person evaluations from boarded PSs in FaiFax, like Dr Tal Munasifi.
Liposuction for inherited body shapes
The best candidate for liposuction is someone at their ideal body weight, with localised fat deposits. An inherited body shape such as a full inner thigh, or a saddlebag which stays put with exercise is perfect for sculpting with liposuction. Will the fat just go elsewhere? Unlikely.
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I think it woulf be fine
Although you didn't give us pictures, you are obviously not a big person. Inner thigh liposuction is fine as long as it is not overdone. A small amount of fat removal from that area (100 -150 cc) is not likely to result in much difference in the way fat is distributed around your body. Also, if it is done in a careful way, without removing too much fat, I don't think irregularity or wrinkling is a big concern. In general, after liposuction is done, when you gain weight, the fat is evenly distributed to other parts of your body. It's not that fat removal in your tummy will suddenly make your hips bigger. This is because you don't make new fat cells, you just store the additional fat in the fat cells you already have. I think you are probably a good candidate for liposuction, just don't over do it.
Inner thigh liposuction
You need a ace-to-face consultation and examination to determine if you are a good candidate for inner thigh liposuction. The fitter you are and the smaller the amount of liposuction, the less change you should expect to other areas of the body. If your general physique and lifestyle does not change, your results should be relatively stable.
Robin T.W. Yuan, M.D.
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