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What If A Person Gains Weight After Having Liposuction Surgery?

Results From Liposuction SurgeryLiposuction surgery permanently removes existing fat cells from the body. If a person gains weight after liposuction, typically more than 10 pounds, the fat will be deposited to other areas of the body. For example, if you have stomach liposuction or thigh liposuction, less fat will accumulated in the areas where liposuction was done because many of the fat cells were removed, whereas untreated areas, where fat cells are left intact, may accumulate fat like the back, arm, or breast.

How Long Do The Results From Liposuction Surgery Last?

The fulfillment that you feel from the initial results of lipo surgery should continue as long as you maintain your weight with a healthy lifestyle. This means eating well and regular physical activity. Results will be visible almost immediately after lipo sculpture surgery, but the full effect may not be evident for four to six weeks after most of the swelling has subsided. Patients are very pleased with the results; in many cases the new body contour has a positive effect on ones self-image and self-esteem.

What Are Less Invasive Alternatives To Liposuction Surgery?

Some less invasive alternatives to liposuction are available; however, liposuction surgery is the only method of fat removal that permanently removes fat cells from the body. Other less invasive fat removal and body sculpting treatments include:

  • CoolSculpting®: Fat Reduction
  • SMARTLipo™: Laser Liposuction
  • VelaShape: Cellulite Reduction
  • Cellulaze: Long term Cellulite Reduction
  • Zerona®: Fat Reduction
  • Ultrasonic™: Fat Reduction

Who Are Best Candidates For Liposuction?

The best candidates for Tumescent Liposuction are individual within 30 % of their normal body-weight with good skin elasticity who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. It is important to be in good physical and psychological health with realistic expectations. Age is not a major consideration for liposuction; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient. Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, and poor blood circulation. Special considerations may be necessary for individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or previous surgery to the treatment area.

What Are Other Types Of Liposuction Procedures?

Risk Of LiposuctionTumescent in lipo sculpting allows for the uses of many different modalities for lipo body sculpting, as stand alone or a combination treatment. It can be used with Smartlipo, Cool lipo, Prolipo, Vaser Lipo-Selection, Ultrasound Lipo, or Power lipo. Tumescent solution made laser lipo or laser liposuction a painless procedure.

What Are Some Of The Associated Risk Of Liposuction?

Although Tumescent Liposuction is considered safe, it is cosmetic surgical procedure, and rare complications may include infection, skin irregularity lidocaine toxicity and nerve damage. Typically, patients should expect some bruising and swelling immediately after liposuction surgery which will disappear.

What To Expect After Liposuction Surgery?

After liposuction, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. You may feel a little sore, and some swelling and bruising is expected which commonly peaks at three to four days and disappears within three to four weeks.

What To Expect During Recovery from Liposuction Surgery?

Depending on the areas lipo-sculpted, you may be able to return to work the next day, although some patients wait two to three days to rest before returning to work. It is important to begin normal activity as soon as possible.

Where Do I Begin With Liposuction?

A Liposuction consultation is the first step to learn how Tumescent Lipo Surgery can improve body contours. Our liposuction consultation is an educational process where the benefit, risk, alternative, your goal, and realistic expectation will be discussed. Patients are encouraged to ask questions.

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