follow up liposuction question. Is the procedure permanent?
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Is Liposuction Permanent
Fat cells do not regenerate once they are removed or damaged. Liposuction or non-surgical methods such as CoolSculpting permanently remove fat cells, however, if a person gains weight after their surgery or non-surgical procedure, the remaining fat cells that are still present have the potential to expand with future weight gain.
Having liposuction of the neck or face, if performed correctly by a board certified plastic surgeon, can create dramatic results. If you maintain your current weight the results can be "permanent", but if you increase your caloric intake and/or discontinue your exercise routine you could potentially gain weight in the treated areas, but again, it will be less than what you could expect before the surgery or non-surgical fat removal procedure.
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Is Liposuction Permanent?
True liposuction is a surgical procedure whether it is traditional liposuction, power assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, smart lipo or any of the other host of names that are out there for basically similar surgical procedures.
There are some nonsurgical alternatives for fat reduction. One of the best of these is the Exilis. There are others as well such as Cool Sculpt. It is important to realize that these are not liposuction. Although for some people they can achieve excellent results, for many people the best results can only be achieved through a surgical procedure.
Our experience is with the Exilis device. This device without the need for anesthesia and without any recovery or incisions can “melt” fat from underneath the skin. It has a secondary benefit that it can directly contribute to skin tightening and is often used in the neck and face for skin tightening alone. This device fills the gap between people who either don’t need any procedure and those who require a surgical liposuction to achieve the desired result. It is for those who don’t want or don’t need surgery but still desire some fat reduction.
For the best results seek the consultation of a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They have a website listing all the certified plastic surgeons. Members of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will all be board certified in plastic surgery and have demonstrated an interest and competence in cosmetic plastic surgery as well.
- Liposuction permanently changes the distribution of fat in your body -
- If your neck is liposuctioned, the neck will have fewer fat cells and be permanently slimmer.
- The minor office treatments generally give 20% improvement at most.
- (If the settings are too high, skin discoloration and scarring are possible.)
- Liposuction of the cheeks is not a standard procedure - there are many important nerves, veins and arteries there.
- Ask your surgeon about buccal fat reduction if your cheeks are truly chubby.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
So, the most successful liposuction patients are those who have figured out their diet & lifestyle issues.
Liposuction serves to remove the cells in the operated area which store fat. If no further weight is gained following surgery, the results are indeed permanent. With weight gain, however, results can become unpredictable - fat may be stored preferentially in other, non-liposuctioned areas, which can result in unfavorable asymmetries. Regarding your other questions, liposuction is performed with the most minimal of scars - only those from very small, stragegically placed incisions through which the suction cannula is inserted. "Freezing" procedures such as CoolSculpting are, in my experience, not nearly as effective, and not nearly as predictable as liposuction.
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