Where Are the Extra Calories Stored After Liposuction?

Once fat tissue is removed from the body where are the calories stored? Does it go the the existing adipose tissue? If I have fat removed from my midsection do the extra calories get stored in other places in the body?They have to get stored somewhere.

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Where do the extra calories go after a liposuction?

Although, fat cells are permanently removed following all types of liposuction; this doesn't mean that one need not watch their weight or not bother to exercise after the procedure.  One can gain weight following liposuction, however, the extra fat volume will not tend to be added to the areas that have undergone liposuction.  But remember,  liposuction is an adjunct to, not a substitution for, good diet and exercise.  Best wishes.

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Calories after Lipo...

Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's appearance by removing excess fat between the skin and the muscle.  The fat that is removed during liposuction is removed permanently.  The remaining fat cells that are not removed can increase in size if the individual's calorie intake is too much.  So to answer your question, the extra calories are stored in the remaining fat cells, so it is always important to watch your calorie intake and exercise regularly.

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What happens when extra weight or calories gained after liposuction

Tumescent liposuction, particularly using Smartlipo is meant to be permanent fat removal. Any extra weight or calories gained after liposuction will nourish fat cells that remain in areas that had not undergone liposuction.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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