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Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?

Recently, more people have started to seek body contouring treatments to achieve the curves of their dreams. Unfortunately, none of these treatments is the gold standard in body sculpting. Liposuction is the only way to remove unwanted fat consistently, and we are proud to offer it at Ideal Face and Body in Beverly Hills, CA. Today, we’re discussing everything you need to know about this procedure to help you determine if it is right for you.

Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?

Yes, the results of liposuction last forever. Depending on the number of areas you are trying to remove unwanted fat from you may need two procedures to achieve your ideal results. That said, you will not need a follow-up procedure in the same area you had fat removed from. This procedure, also known as lipo, has been performed regularly for over 40 years, and there is no doubt about the efficacy or longevity of the results.

How Does Liposuction Procedure Provide Permanent Results?

This procedure offers permanent results due to the nature of the adult human body. Years of in-depth research have shown that adults can’t grow new fat cells. This procedure involves the removal of stubborn fat cells that are resistant to the cleanest diet and most stringent workout routine. There will never be as many fat cells in the targeted area after your procedure is over as there were pre-op.

Are the Results of This Procedure Universally Permanent?

Yes, the results of this procedure are universally permanent. To be considered a good candidate for this procedure, you must be an adult. Since adults can’t grow new fat cells, anyone who qualifies will enjoy results that will last a lifetime. During this procedure, unwanted fat cells are suctioned out, never to return or be replaced.

That said, we find it worth mentioning your contours may change post-op if you don’t keep your diet in check. Even though you can’t grow new fat cells, this procedure does not remove every fat cell in the targeted area. The fat cells that remain in the targeted area can still store excess energy if you consume excess energy. Numerous factors increase the likelihood your targeted contours will change.

Your Genes

Your genes affect the number of fat cells in your body significantly. Additionally, people who were obese or overweight before puberty may have an abnormally large number of fat cells despite hereditary factors. If you had weight problems as a child or prepubescent teen, or your parents are overweight or obese, you are more likely to have more fat cells in the targeted area once your procedure is complete.

Your Sex

Your sex also plays a part in whether you are likely to gain weight after liposuction. Women have a greater chance of storing fat post-op than men due to the importance of fat for supporting healthy pregnancies. That said, women may also be more prone to post-op fat gain due to the way their sex hormone levels differ from men’s sex hormone levels.

Your Diet

Regardless of your likelihood of storing excess energy post-op, the longevity of your desired contours all comes down to your diet. If you consume energy to excess, you will store fat once your body cannot store the fuel as glycogen. To ensure you keep your dream body for the rest of your life, you need to keep your diet in check. It is okay to enjoy wings and a beer while watching football with your friends.

However, you should hold yourself accountable by weighing yourself regularly and keeping an eye peeled for an indication your weight is increasing consistently. Men can usually remain successful weighing themselves weekly. Women may want to weigh themselves monthly due to the significant weight fluctuations that can occur from one week to another.

How Can I Extend the Longevity of My Results?

Don’t feel dismayed if you feel like the deck is stacked against you due to your gender and genetics. Remember, the power is in your hands to maintain your ideal contours post-operatively. Keep in mind, you do not need to worry about growing new fat cells. Therefore, for permanent results, you simply need to eat at maintenance most of the time. Here are a few tips for keeping your weight in check.

Exercise Regularly

Physicians around the globe are in agreement that regular exercise is required to maintain your health and the results of this effective fat removal procedure. Typically, men require roughly 2,000 calories daily to maintain a healthy weight. The average woman requires approximately 1,500 calories for weight maintenance. That said, exercise is a great way to increase your metabolism in both the short and long term. The higher your metabolism is, the more calories you can consume while maintaining a healthy weight.

Maintain a Mostly Nutritious Diet

As noted above, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a less-than-healthy meal every once in a while. That said, you must keep in mind that you should only indulge in treats in moderation. For the most part, your meals should be nutritious and reasonably portioned. Nutritious foods will provide your body with the fuel it needs to work out to its full potential. Additionally, nutritious foods tend to be much more satiating than foods that are mostly void of nutrients.

Consider Your Lifestyle

You should consider your lifestyle carefully and honestly if you want your final results to remain for the rest of your life. For instance, despite popular belief, research has shown that nicotine consumption correlates strongly with weight gain. We urge you to consider quitting nicotine consumption to make weight maintenance easier.

How Quickly Do the Results Become Apparent?

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive about lipo is how soon can I enjoy my results. Typically, people enjoy two stages of noticeable results.

Stage 1: Rapid Results

Expect to see the initial results of your procedure very quickly. Most people will start to enjoy their results two to four weeks post-op depending on the scope of the procedure. After that, your results will continue to become more apparent for several months.

Stage 2: Final Results

You may be able to see the final results of your procedure within four months. That said, depending on the scope of the procedure, it may take up to six months for the final results to become apparent. It takes several months to see the final results of the procedure because the fat cells remaining in the targeted area need time to redistribute themselves evenly.

Can I Hasten the Results of My Procedure?

Yes, it is possible to see the final results of your procedure faster. To see your final results as quickly as possible, you must adhere to all post-op guidelines. During your initial consultation, we will discuss each care instruction in detail. For example, engaging in light-to-moderate exercise in the weeks following your procedure is essential.

Gentle cardiovascular exercise supports a strong circulatory system. Your circulatory system delivers critical micronutrients and hydration that help your skin heal. The sooner you recover from your procedure, the sooner the final results will become apparent. It is also very important to consume plenty of hydrating fluids and get enough sleep. If you don’t get enough quality sleep, you will heal slower and see your final results later.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today

Now is the time to remove stubborn, unwanted fat and sculpt your dream body. Liposuction is the gold standard in body contouring and will remove unwanted fat permanently. To learn more about this effective procedure, please schedule your initial consultation by dropping us a line at Ideal Face and Body in Beverly Hills, CA, conveniently located fewer than 12 miles from Los Angeles, CA. Note, we are happy to provide you with a virtual consultation if that is your preference.

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