Okay so I am still trying to...
Okay so I am still trying to correct Liposuction dimpling, loose skin and severe peaks and valleys from my surgery. Really pictures do not show how I am today. But, with that said, I have tried Macrolane for body filler. It corrects the loose skin issue for sure. While i still have the lumpiness it filled out the contour irregularity quite a bit. My doctor is Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, he is amazing. Cost varies on amount you need. I would give this procedure a thumbs up. While temporary but way longer results than sculptra (12-15 months supposedly) vs a few months with sculptra it is one that leads on the right track to becoming 'normal' appearance wise again. Please don't overwhelm my doctor as I know a bunch of us out there are forever botched from Smart lipo/liposuction etc. I do not work for Macrolane nor do I promote it. I am an honest girl who trusted my first doctor and cannot accept the condition that I was left in and am constantly in search of any and everything that could offer ANY improvement. Good luck Everyone. Please continue to post things that do and do not work. Together we can get to the other side of this.. oh, and my doctor is in Mexico, Tj but you fly into San Diego and his shuttle takes you to and from his office for procedure. There is a fee for shuttle for consultation though!!
Just another article that discusses exactly what happens after having liposuction.
Just another article that states what happens to our bodies.
Taken from an article, Love your Body
Weight gain after liposuction is a common concern. Women who have liposuction to reduce tummy fat do not actually decrease their total body fat, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology by researcher in San Paulo, Brazil.
According to our principle of the “Fat Thermostat”, our total body fat is directly related to hormone levels, dietary choices, and physical activity. Removing fat with liposuction without changing any of the above factors will cause your body to compensate for the fat loss by increasing fat in other areas, as the body attempts to maintain the “status quo” of its total percentage of body fat. We have seen this process take place in the case of women who undergo large volume liposuction in the lower body and then experience weight gain after liposuction. These patients experience a significant increase of fat distribution in the upper body and arms. In some situations, the increase of fat content in the upper body is present even if the patient’s weight is the same as before the procedure: in reality their bodies respond to a decrease in fat content in a particular area due to the liposuction treatment by increasing the fat volume in other parts of the body, again to maintain constant a certain percentage of total body fat . This finding prompted the definition of the Fat Thermostat as a real entity that affects the lives and shapes of many individuals around the world and explains weight gain after liposuction.
When we reduce the “storage capacity” of a given “pantry” by reducing its size (with liposuction) but continue to “buy” the same amount of food (i.e. to eat the same number of calories) then those calories will be stored in the remaining storage units or pantries that are still available. This process will result in a compensatory increase in the size of the remaining pantries.
The researchers in Brazil determined that women who underwent liposuction experienced an increase in what is called “visceral fat”, the kind of fat tissue stored in the deepest areas around the internal organs. The increase in volume of the visceral fat “pantry” is compensating for the decreased storage ability in the areas that have been treated with liposuction.
Today fat tissue has become more and more important in the study of regenerative medicine, and its role as a hormone producing powerhouse has been proven to affect the balance of health. Where Doctors previously viewed fat as a passive, negative organ, and blamed fat for all sorts of diseases, today science views fat tissue as a vital, fundamental organ essential in the maintenance of health, well-being and youth. The Fat Thermostat principle gives us a new understanding of the balance between excessive fat deposits and body shape for long term body contouring results.