When fat cells are destroyed, such as during laser liposuction, they don't regenerate. However, it is possible for the remaining fat cells to produce higher amounts of the lipid fatty acids, which results in the appearance that the fat has returned after undergoing liposuction. Grease removed with Smart Lipo is not a permanent solution for the treated area. If you begin to gain weight, fat cells in a treated area may increase in size as you gain weight and ultimately return to the area that was treated in a Smart Lipo procedure.
Fat will not return (and ideal results will remain intact) if patient maintains weight after liposuction. For example, if a patient weighed 130 pounds before liposuction and a total of 6 pounds were removed during the procedure, the fat will be kept away if the patient maintains his or her weight at 124 pounds or less. When so many products and procedures promise a “quick fix,” it's reasonable to wonder how long liposuction results will last. Joyesh Raj is your best resource for information on liposuction treatment results.
Read on as she explains if fat can return after liposuction. Raj uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to selectively break down and remove fat cells from a specific area of the body. The areas most commonly treated with liposuction include the stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, neck and under the chin. Raj significantly improves the aesthetics of the treated area.
It's also important to note that liposuction doesn't remove all fat cells in the target area. Raj has to leave a thin layer of fat cells on the treated area of the body to maintain a smooth, normal-looking contour. If you gain weight after liposuction, the remaining fat cells in the treated area may enlarge, but you will see less fat buildup in that area, as there are fewer fat cells left. As you can understand, it's imperative to maintain your weight after liposuction to enjoy your sculpted results for as long as possible.
Raj encourages him to follow a consistent exercise regimen and to follow a nutritious diet after surgery. You'll probably find that you're more motivated to eat healthy and exercise often after seeing your own dramatic transformation. If you have additional questions about liposuction or want to discuss the procedure in person with Dr. Raj, request a consultation at our practice.
Suction-assisted liposuction or lipectomy removes fat deposits from unwanted locations on the body. These treatments will have long-term effects; however, weight loss alone is not permanent without lifestyle modifications. Although extracted fat cells will not grow back, fat cells in other areas of the body can increase in size. This means that if a patient does not eat sensibly, fat may appear to “move” to other untreated places on the body.
The answer is yes and no. No, in the sense that the fat cells you've lost are gone forever. Fat cells are different from other types of cells. They don't regenerate, and once all the fat cells have been “manufactured” (usually at the end of puberty, if not much earlier), the body doesn't produce new cells.
The fat cells extracted from this treatment are gone forever. Many people are surprised to discover that treatments such as laser liposuction are for the end, not the beginning, of the weight loss journey. Patients generally also experience less redness, bruising, and swelling during laser liposuction and fat transfer recovery. One of the main benefits of lipo laser fat transfer surgery is that it requires less downtime than traditional liposuction.