Liposuction is an excellent way for some people to treat stubborn pockets of fat. However, it is not a quick-fix solution, and there are certain steps patients must take to ensure the results of the procedure will last for years to come. In this blog post, Dr. Donald Hause of Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery, a premier plastic surgery practice in Sacramento, discusses the best ways to keep fat from returning after liposuction surgery.
Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?
The short answer is yes, liposuction permanently removes fat cells from targeted areas of your body. By using a cannula (a hollow tube) to suction the localized pockets of unwanted adipose tissue, liposuction gets rid of the fat forever. Once those cells are gone, they cannot grow back. However, new fat cells can grow in treated areas in cases of dramatic weight gain. The best way to keep your post-procedure shape is to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to keep a stable body weight.
How to Prolong Liposuction Results
Maintaining your ideal weight is the only way to prolong the results of a liposuction procedure. Here are some healthy tips on how to sustain your ideal weight:
- Exercise regularly. Whether you prefer the gym or a hike outside, an exercise routine will help you stay fit.
- Eat a healthy diet. Make sure to eat plenty of protein, fresh vegetables and healthy carbohydrates.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. This will also help your skin look luminous and youthful!
- Follow your doctor’s orders. Your surgeon will work with you to develop a post-procedure plan. It’s important to follow his instructions so you can heal properly.
Keeping the Pounds Off Permanently
Liposuction can be a great solution for otherwise healthy adults to trim off a few extra pounds. It is not recommended to remove large quantities of fat, or for individuals who have trouble maintaining a stable weight. An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide if you are a good candidate for liposuction surgery, or if other surgical options are best for you. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can make sure the fat does not return after liposuction surgery.
Whether or not to have liposuction surgery is a decision that has to be made under the guidance of an experienced plastic surgeon. To book a consultation with Dr. Donald Hause, call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.