One of the reasons that liposuction is consistently the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure for men and women is that it is considered very safe. However, that doesn’t mean patients will not have concerns before their surgery takes place. One common concern that I have heard from patients through the years is whether undergoing liposuction will cause a patient to gain weight elsewhere in their body after their procedure has taken place. I’m here to explain what prospective liposuction patients need to know regarding this subject.
I tell my patients that if they maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating right and exercising regularly, undergoing liposuction will not cause them to experience weight gain in other areas. In the case that a patient does experience an increase in their weight after they have undergone liposuction, it is true that there may appear to be a more significant increase in other areas due to a relatively lower number of fat cells remaining in the area (or areas) that have previously been treated with liposuction.
I know this may sound complex, which is why in the video below, I go into more detail on this subject and what patients can expect following their liposuction surgery:
Liposuction can be legitimately life-changing for people who wish to achieve a trimmer, healthier physique. However, it’s important to remember that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not weight loss surgery, and patients should be at their ideal weight before their procedure takes place. To learn more about liposuction or if you would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, contact the office of Allyson B. Maske. You can also follow along with us on Facebook for additional cosmetic surgery tips, news, and more.