I've had lipo on my stomach area and as it's getting softer, I feel like my fat is back because it isn't flat anymore (Photo)
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Liposuction - fat is back after 3 weeks
- Every goes through this after liposuction -
- You are still very swollen and it takes six months for most swelling to subside.
- But you should also focus on losing about ten pounds -
- Do not starve yourself -
- Calculate the calories you eat on a normal day -
- Cut out 100 calories a day and increase aerobic exercise (e.g. vigorous swimming, walking up hilll) by 15 minutes a day - this is a life change, not a diet, and the fat will slowly come off.
Changes after liposuction
After liposuction, it will take at least 3 - 6 months for your final result, if not longer. Often I see my patients with a fantastic result immediately, then some swelling after the first few weeks which lasts for months, then over the long term the final slim result returns. Follow your surgeon's postoperative instructions. Make sure not to gain weight after surgery and resume exercise once you are released. If you follow the instructions and maintain your weight, you should see a nice result. But it will take a lot longer than three weeks. Be patient and stay positive.
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