Is a Liposuction Procedure Permanent?

  • Posted on: 21 January 2019
  • By: Dr. Mucci

Everyone knows that diet and exercise is the best way to lose weight. However, for some problem areas, that just doesn't cut it. In these situations, liposuction is an effective way to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. It’s highly safe and countless patients have enjoyed great results with this procedure in the hips, belly, thighs, and other areas of the body.

As great as liposuction sounds, one of the most common concerns patients have is about the permanence of their results. No one wants to undergo a procedure only to find that the results are short-lived. The good news is that yes, liposuction procedures are permanent.

What to Expect From Your Liposuction Results

Before undergoing any sort of plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to ensure you have realistic expectations. Liposuction is no different.

Liposuction results in a fairly permanent change to the shape of your body. The fat cells that are removed are permanently gone, which results in a long-term change to the contour of your body. Furthermore, weight gained after the procedure will accumulate more in other areas of the body than the treated area. However, that doesn’t mean you will never gain fat in that area - with dramatic weight gain, the remaining cells may grow larger or new fat deposits may grow.

Ultimately, your new body shape will stay the same unless you experience dramatic weight gain. Light to moderate weight gain will mean your body retains the same shape, only slightly larger.

How Much Weight Can You Lose With Liposuction?

Liposuction should never be thought of as a tool for dramatic weight loss. Instead, liposuction is focused on removing small fat deposits from specific areas of the body. It’s more about shape than volume.

However, many patients don’t realize that removing minor amounts of fat can result in considerable aesthetic improvements to your silhouette. The right doctor can achieve very impressive results by removing a few pounds or less.

Talk to a Doctor and Look at Some Pictures

You can read all about liposuction, but if you’re uncertain whether liposuction can give you the results you want, the best thing you can do is look at pictures. Any doctor experienced with liposuction can provide before/after reference photos so that you can see the difference. Furthermore, a board certified plastic surgeon can answer your specific questions and give you a clear idea of what to expect.

We offer free consultations to answer any questions you may have, and are also available by phone.

Call our office today to learn more about the liposuction procedure.