I had Laser lipo on my thighs and flanks 1 1/2 year ago. I workout 3-4 days a week, 2 of those days are with a personal trainer. I see no change in my upper thighs and flanks. Do my workouts effect this?
No Results from Laser Lipo on Thighs and Flanks?
Doctor Answers 4
Laser liposuction results.
Go see your surgeon and review your before and after photos from time period when procedure was performed. Talk to surgeon about goals and decide whether they were achieved in the procedure, or not, and what options you might have for a revision. Make sure your trainer is aware of your fitness goals.
How much fat was removed at the time of liposuction? The thighs and flanks is an area where too much is a disaster with more dimpling and indents. Be careful about having too much removed.
No results after laser liposuction
I doubt it is your workouts, especially in the flanks where it is very hard to bulk-up with muscle. Most likely, you either gained weight after treatment or more liposuction should have been done. Bring this up to your surgeon and ask if a touch-up can be done.
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