Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

Man's Fit Torso With Surgical Lines On His Body Before OperationEven with a healthy diet and regular exercise, stubborn body fat and excess weight can feel nearly impossible. For many people, many non-invasive treatment options provide the successful boost needed to return to a healthy weight. Others, however, may require a more invasive procedure to achieve their weight and aesthetic goals.

Proven safe over many decades, liposuction has been a commonly chosen option to eliminate stubborn body fat and excess weight when other treatment options have not worked. Although it is typically performed under anesthesia, there are rarely serious side effects with liposuction.

Most commonly performed over larger areas such as the abdomen and hips, your surgeon will use a small cannula to prepare the fat cells before a suction removes them. Although it is very effective at eliminating body fat, it is important to know that only a certain amount of body fat can be withdrawn at one time to prevent any shock or reaction to your body.

Unlike other treatment options that destroy the fat cells and leave them for your body to remove through your natural metabolism, liposuction quickly and permanently removes them. However, this does not necessarily lead to permanent results. Although rare, some patients have returned to their pre-procedure body weight.

As you prepare for your procedure, start moving towards a healthy and low-fat diet as far in advance as you can. This will help establish healthy eating habits before the procedure and not develop them while recovering.

There are several ways to help keep the results and make them last permanently.

Also, try to lose as much weight as possible before the procedure naturally. Since there is a limit of body fat that can healthily be removed through liposuction, the more fat you can lose before your procedure only adds to the positive results.

If you are considering liposuction, call UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Worcester, MA, at 508-334-5990 or visit to schedule a comprehensive consultation. The expert team will walk you through the liposuction procedure and recovery and provide a realistic expectation of results.

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