Is it true that once you have liposuction you will not gain weight back in that area?
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Weight gain after liposuction
Liposuction and return of fat
Returning fat after liposuction
If someone does not gain weight then the results are permanent.
Should someone gain weight after liposuction the area treated well still enlarge in size but not as much as if it had not been treated.
For example if someone has a problem area the tends to gain weight first then after liposuction that area may behave like the rest of the body.
Laser liposuction such as smart liposuction has no influence on whether the results are permanent or not, nor does it have a significant impact on the outcomes in general.
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
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Regaining fat after liposuction
Is it true that once you have liposuction you will not gain weight back?
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Weight change after liposuction
With liposuction you are reducing the number of fat cells in the body but each fat cell can grow bigger or smaller with changes in weight which can reduce the long term outcomes with liposuction.
Terence M. Myckatyn, MD
Liposuction and Weight Gain
Fat cells in an adult generally do not increase in number with weight gain. If someone gains i.e. 30lbs there fat cells get bigger in size but do not increase in number. If a patient becomes morbidly obese, i.e. They gain 100lbs or more then the fat cells can increase in number. Some people call it hyperplastic fat.
When you suction fat the fat cells are removed. If you gain weight after lipo suction, as mentioned above, the remaining fat cells will get larger, but you tend to look better but if you did not have liposuction.
There are different techniques in removing fat. Ultrasonic liposuction, "melt" fat. The fat comes out like a banana smoothie i.e. It looks yellow and has very little blood.
Some people use laser to perform liposuction. The laser is absorbed by fluid not fat and the fat tends to come out more bloody.
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