I read a 10 lb weight gain after smart lipo can cause lumps and they are nearly impossible to lose. Is it true?
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Lumps after weight gain after lipo
- if your are a good candidate and smart lipo done well you will not see lumps
- true that if you are left with irregularities, they will be more noticable with weight gain
- therefore weight gain does not cause lumps
- any dissproportion or assymetry is more noticable the bigger you are
Smart Lipo ?
There are several different questions: Liposuction? Smart Liposuction? Recurrence of fat ? Weight gain?
Principally any form of liposuction is done with the understanding that the patient does not gain excessive weight afterwards. This, because weight gain can show up as "lumpy" pockets in the suctioned areas or elsewhere as fat pockets (abdomen, breasts etc. ).
Which method of liposuction is used is not so important. Smart lipo and conventional liposuction do not act differently on the "recurrence" of fat pockets. Smart Lipo is just "another method" of liposuction on the long run.
The decision for you therefore is if you want to get rid of the extra fat pockets with liposuction (any proven method) and than keep a lifestyle which assures the result to be with you on the long run.
Keep up the good work.
Smart Lipo and possible lumpiness with a future weight gain?
In my experience, Smart Lipo is perhaps the most even method of liposculpting as the initial laser application requires hundreds of passes with cross hatching from at least two directions to initially melt the fat - followed by tiny-cannula standard liposuction to suck out the melted fat. The final step, directs the laser up into the dermis of the skin from underneath to tighten the skin - and this also requires hundreds of passes to deliver all the energy necessary. So, by design, Smart Lipo yields an extremely even fat reduction.
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Weight gain after liposuction
You are not likely to get lumpiness after Smartlipo and weight gain
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New fat distribution after lipo
Any area treated with liposuction will have a proportionately smaller number of fat cells, so there will be less of a change in those areas with either weight loss or weight gain. There is simply less fat in those areas to change with weight change. Even or uneven, it does not matter.
Hopefully liposuction is done evenly, though there are certainly cases of poor outcomes with this procedure. One reason can be that fat was removed unevenly, giving poor results.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Weight gain after liposuciton
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