Why is it important to maintain your normal weight after Lipo?

I have been eating more fruits and veggies with protein shakes and I'm wondering if I start loosing weight, how will this affect my results?

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Maintaining weight after Lipo

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Thank you for submitting your question! Certainly shape is key, as you lose weight you will be smaller and maintain the post lipo shape. If you are young the skin will retract and shrink. 
All the best,Dr. Mentz

Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Why is it important to maintain your normal weight after Lipo?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift…

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 441 reviews

Maintaining Your Weight Following Liposuction

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It is important to maintain your normal weight after liposuction in order to prolong the results of the procedure. Small fluctuations in weight usually do not affect your results, but large fluctuations may cause changes in the outcome. All the best, Dr. Berman MD, FACS

Jonathan Berman, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Weightless after liposuction

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Hi Verona,Thanks for your question. A stable weight helps to maintain your results. Usually smile changes in weight do not affect your result but can depending on your skin quality. usually less than 10 lbs won't change much but more than can cause you to have some loose skin. Increasing muscle mass will help your outcome.  But remember that if you transferred fat, it may decrease in size after you lose the weight. Discuss your concerns with plastic surgeon. Good Luck!
All the best, Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS @liposuction @weightloss facebook @breastdoctor twitter @docmata instagram #drcarlosmataBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon

Carlos Mata, MD, MBA, FACS
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Losing weight after liposuction . . . how will this effect my results?

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Healthy lifestyle choices that lead to a reduction in weight will likely enhance the results of your liposuction procedure. Liposuction often is used to treat areas of stubborn fat deposits and thereby enhance your body shape and proportions. These proportions will be maintained and perhaps even enhanced by a reduction in your weight as long as you're staying within a healthy range.

Owen Reid, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Liposuction - is it ok to lose weight?

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Thank you for asking about your liposuction.If you lose weight, you will get a better result. If you stay the same weight, you will gradually eat back the fat that was removed and it will appear in new areas. Weight loss should be about ten pounds. Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Liposuction and Weight Loss

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It is important to diet and exercise post-liposuction to maintain your results. Loosing a large amount of weight may result in sagging skin and would need revision but building muscle tone will improve the results and tighten skin. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Weight gain after liposuction

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Liposuction will create a permanent knew that the distribution.

Any weight gain after the procedure will follow the new fat distribution.

Weight loss in conjunction with liposuction often gives the best aesthetic outcomes.  


Mats Hagstrom M.D.

Mats Hagstrom, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Weight loss after liposuction

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The number of fat cells you have in adulthood is stable after liposuction. The fat cells you have just increase or decrease in size. With calorie intake and expenditure.  If you lose weight after liposuction the pattern of fat cell decrease may vary from your preop. So an area you want to keep full may become too thin. Also, the skin envelope may become empty and the skin may hang.

That being said, some of my best liposuction results have been after some weight loss following liposuction. Just bear in mind that you may need some fat transfers or fillers if some areas appear too thin.

Samuel Beran, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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