Liposuction was performed on nearly 250,000 patients last year. This indicates a strong desire for slimmer body areas. Many people understand that liposuction is an excellent procedure to get rid of unwanted fat. Many even recognize that liposuction can spot-reduce the areas they’ve been trying to refine with diet and exercise; you know, those areas they say can’t be spot-reduced. What this statistic doesn’t necessarily indicate is just how many people think about getting liposuction but don’t because they have lingering questions like “will fat grow back?”
We appreciate when patients communicate their questions about liposuction. Questions provide us with the opportunity to discuss important details that can support long-term results. First, let us say that fat will not grow back after liposuction. Now, let us examine why, and what you need to be mindful of.
Fat Cells are the Odd Man Out
There are seemingly countless fat cells in the body. They exist in our legs, our arms, and definitely around our midsection. The thing is, whatever fat cells we have when we reach adulthood are the fat cells we will have for the rest of our life. That is unless liposuction occurs. When we gain weight, it is not because we develop more fat cells, it is because those that we do have expand. Therefore, after liposuction, there is no risk of growing new fat cells. There is, however, a chance that you could gain weight.
Your Results are in Your Hands
Just like we cannot spot reduce fat, we need not feel concerned that fat will suddenly reappear in the exact location where liposuction has been performed. The key to enjoying lasting results from a this or any other body-refining procedure is to live in a way that stabilizes overall weight. There is no need to do hundreds of crunches a day to maintain abdominal liposuction; just eat well and move your body frequently. With sustained diet and exercise habits that work for you, your liposuction procedure can work for you.