Can Fat Return after a Liposuction Procedure?

Liposuction has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. today, in part because of the perception that it provides permanent results. With recent reports suggesting that liposuction isn’t as permanent as first thought, what is the verdict on this body sculpting treatment? Check out the lowdown from Horizon Aesthetics , Vein and Laser Center on how long you can expect liposuction results to last.

How Liposuction Works
To understand the long-lasting results of liposuction, you need to understand exactly what occurs during the procedure. The various liposuction techniques have one thing in common : Removal of fat cells. The more traditional liposuction methods simply tear fat out of the fatty tissue and suction it away ,while Smartlipo and VASER melt the fat first and then suction the melted fat away ,.

The Fat’s Gone, Now What?
Once the fat cells are broken down and removed, they are gone. For good! Adults do not create new fat cells, which means cells that are eliminated will not come back.
The treated area will keep that new, lean contour. However, fat cells that are left behind and in other areas of the body that were not treated with liposuction, can swell and expand in the future with the wrong diet and insufficient exercise.

Avoiding New Fat Deposits

If you are worried about the development of new fat deposits after liposuction, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk. A study published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism earlier this year found that liposuction patients who exercised regularly after their procedure were much less likely to see fat pockets appear in other areas of the body. What type of exercise?

• Walking
• Jogging
• Treadmill Workouts
• Light Weight Training

Patients who completed just 40 minutes of aerobic activity, followed by light weight training, three times a week did not have unwanted pockets of fat reappear anywhere on their body. Researchers theorize that the physical activity helps the brain “reset” to the body’s new weight and contour. In addition, exercise promotes healthy fat burning by the body.

In addition patients need to eat a well balanced diet for their body type . People who are naturally at their ideal body weight should just maintain a well balanced diet . However , people who are overweight need to watch a low carbohydrate diet, in proportion to their weight and body shape .

If you want to lose localized pockets of fat for good, liposuction is your solution. If you want to avoid the formation of fat deposits in other areas of the body later, exercise and watch the right diet and will minimize the risk. For more information about how liposuction can help you achieve the sleeker body contour you want, contact our staff at Horizon Aesthetics , Vein and Laser Center today.

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