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Posted August 24, 2021 in Liposuction

Does a Liposuction Treatment Permanently Remove Fat?

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There is a good reason why liposuction is among the most sought-after body contouring procedures. It produces near-immediate results (once the swelling subsides), whereby it instantly gets rid of stubborn body fat in hard-to-reach areas of the body, enabling the creation of an ideal silhouette.

Close-up of a woman's abdomen with body contouring lines over pink bikini.

No matter how fit you are, you can still turn to liposuction to get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat that prove to be unresponsive to diet and exercise. Apart from the dramatic results, people considering liposuction are concerned about longevity. There’s a reason why the most common question concerning liposuction is, “Can fat return after my treatment?”

Does Liposuction Get Rid of Fat Permanently?

Understandably, various liposuction techniques are being used today, but they all focus on a singular goal. They are devised in a way that can remove fat cells from a targeted area of the body. 

All liposuction procedures combine a cannula and an aspirator to suction out unwanted fat cells. This process involves permanent fat removal.

Can Fat Return After a Liposuction Surgery?

While there’s no possibility of the removed fat growing back, other fat cells might grow in size in the treated area or other areas after the procedure (however, you will have a reduced number of fat cells in the treated area, making it less likely for fat pockets to develop compared to untreated areas). 

The more weight you gain after your liposuction, the less dramatic the results will appear. 

Your fat won’t return if you maintain your post-lipo weight.

When patients gain a small amount of weight, say five pounds, fat cells throughout the body are bound to get a little bigger. However, the overall improved body shape that liposuction provides will still be visible since the treated parts of the body will have fewer fat cells than the surrounding areas.

Unfortunately, considerable weight gain leads to the development of fat cells all over the body, including the treated areas. The idea of fat returning depends on maintaining your weight after the procedure.

What Should You Expect From Your Liposuction?

Choose a board-certified surgeon well known for providing the best results to their clients, and you can expect the following:

  • You will return home the same day of the procedure. Have someone who can drive you home safely.
  • Before the procedure starts, Dr. Hochstein may mark areas in your body that will be treated. 
  • Your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia.

How Long Is a Liposuction Recovery?

The good thing with liposuction recovery is that you do not have to stay in the hospital but should expect minor bruising, swelling, and soreness for some weeks.

Interested in Learning More About Liposuction in Miami?

Liposuction is an elective cosmetic procedure that allows you to get rid of unnecessary fat deposits in your body. 

Call us at 305-931-3338 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about how liposuction can help get rid of stubborn fat.