During the liposuction procedure, excess fat cells are targeted and permanently removed from the body at the surgical site. While permanent removal is certainly a benefit, patients should remember that liposuction is not intended for dramatic weight loss. Our board-certified plastic surgeons recommend that liposuction candidates be at or near their ideal weight before liposuction, consequently allowing the procedure to complement a healthy diet and regular exercise for a slimmer silhouette.
While the fat cells removed during liposuction will not return, this does not mean that liposuction patients cannot gain (or lose) weight in the future. If your weight fluctuates, you may notice fat accumulation or reduction in other areas of the body. In addition, your remaining fat cells at the target site can still increase or decrease in size. The best way to maintain your liposuction results is to eat a nutritious diet and follow a regular exercise routine. By keeping a stable weight, you can continue to enjoy a more toned, athletic appearance.
If you would like to learn more about liposuction, or to schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for this body contouring procedure, please contact us today.