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Weight Gain After Liposuction

Posted August 03, 2012 in Body Contouring, Liposuction, Uncategorized

Liposuction – Weight Loss and Gain

LiposuctionLiposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, and for good reason. Using tiny incisions, liposuction can produce significant improvements in body contour. There are many misconceptions about liposuction, however, especially concerning its relationship to weight loss or gain.

Liposuction is not a “weight loss” procedure. Patients often may lose only a few pounds, but can look like they lost much more. Ideally, liposuction is used to remove localized fat deposits in patients who are not excessively overweight. Sometimes, there are areas that continue to bulge or remain thick regardless of dieting or exercise. These are the areas that are best treated with liposuction.

Some people are concerned that undergoing liposuction will lead to weight gain, or that they will later get bigger in body areas not treated with liposuction. Liposuction itself does NOT result in weight gain; however, just because you have liposuction does not mean that you can eat whatever you want and cut back on exercise. If you do, of course you will gain weight.

If you maintain a steady weight, you should not get bigger in the areas not treated by liposuction. Fat is removed from fat cells, and fat cells themselves are destroyed, during liposuction. If you gain weight after liposuction, very slightly less of that weight and fat will go to the treated areas, with slightly more going to untreated areas.  Of course, the whole idea is that you will stay in shape and maintain your weight; otherwise, why have liposuction? If you do not gain weight, the benefits of liposuction should be PERMANENT!

For a complimentary consultation, please call Dr. Taleisnik’s office located in Orange County at 714-835-6500.