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Can Fat Return After Liposuction?

Do you struggle with stubborn fat on your stomach, buttocks, thighs, or other areas? Diet and exercise can help you drop weight, but you may still have excess fat in certain spots. Sometimes eating healthy and exercising are not enough to get the body that you want. 

If you are having trouble losing unwanted fat, you may be interested in liposuction surgery. Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure, but many people do not know all of the details about this surgery. One of the most common questions is whether fat can return after the procedure. Learn more about liposuction and its long-term results.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

During a liposuction procedure, a surgeon makes small incisions near where you want to remove unwanted fat. Through these incisions, the surgeon inserts a small tube called a cannula. This tube then gently suctions away any excess fat cells in the area. 

Liposuction fat removal procedures target certain areas to strategically sculpt your figure into a more flattering shape.

Will Your Liposuction Be Permanent?

A common concern for many liposuction patients is how long their results will last. Will the outcome be permanent, or can fat return after the procedure? 

While liposuction will permanently remove some unwanted fat cells, your body is constantly changing. If you gain weight after your procedure, new fat cells could form. This is why you should follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly after liposuction surgery. The goal is to stay within a healthy weight range after the procedure.

Many patients who undergo a liposuction procedure see permanent changes in their bodies, even with postoperative weight gain. For example, patients who have fat removed from their waistlines may still have slimmer waists while gaining weight in other areas. When a surgeon removes fat cells through liposuction and recontours the body, this shape might persist even after you gain weight. 


Have you been striving to lose weight and reach your fitness goals? Liposuction could be the solution you need to achieve a slimmer figure. 

Sood Center for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery offers liposuction for patients. Visit our procedure page to learn more about the benefits of liposuction and other body contouring procedures.

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