Liposuction is a common plastic surgery that many people opt to have during their lifetime. The act of liposuction is the removal of fat from a person’s body so that they can get a more contoured and toned body and achieve a healthier, more balanced weight. It is an invasive surgery, however, and it can be quite costly. Therefore, you will want to speak to your doctor or The Lipo Group plastic surgeon so that you understand the full risks and costs associated with the surgery.
That being said, there is a wealth of advantages associated with liposuction. Not only can it help a person achieve a healthier weight, but it can also aid them in retaining a balanced weight and healthier lifestyle too. This is because the fat that is removed will be permanently removed. What’s more, liposuction can help a person feel more confident with their appearance, improving their mental health.
If you are curious about liposuction, however, you need to research the procedure so that you can harness the full benefits. By knowing what happens, you can plan for the recovery process so that you get the best results possible. This is important as liposuction is not a fix-all procedure – you will have to do your part in ensuring that the results last for as long possible.
What Happens to the Fat Cells After Liposuction?
Liposuction is the name of the operation used to permanently remove the targeted fat cells. The process can be bloody and invasive, but if you opt for laser liposuction, the surgery is a lot different as a laser is simply used to ‘melt’ away the fat cells. It is important to note that once the fat cells have been removed, they are permanently gone. However, different fat cells can return and take their place if you are not careful and fail to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Liposuction is a great way to get rid of excess fat that cannot be shifted by exercise or dieting. The removal can also see you achieving a more toned body. However, in order to achieve this, you will need to have a workout regime that allows you to tone your body.
You May Not See Results Straight Away
Quite a lot of people (both men and women) have unrealistic expectations when it comes to liposuction. And while liposuction is a great way to target fatty areas and remove fat cells so that you have a healthier weight and slimmer body, you may not see the results you were expecting straight away.
Remember that liposuction can be quite an invasive surgery. Therefore, you need to be patient and realize that the treated area may seem larger than before because of swelling. You may also be experiencing fluid retention that can make you seem bigger. Speak with your surgeon and discuss the steps to take post-surgery. This can be important because you may need to tighten up the treated area and will therefore need to pay for a body contouring procedure.
Everyone’s body is different, so your healing rate and process may not match those who have had liposuction before.
Tips to Make the Results Last Longer
While liposuction is the act of removing fat cells from your body, that does not mean your liposuction is a cure all for weight loss. You will still need to maintain your new look because your liposuction results may not be permanent. Some fat cells will still remain, so you need to take care of yourself and do everything in your power to keep those lingering fat cells from growing. You can do this by:
- Walking soon after the procedure
- Slowly engaging in low-intensity workouts
- Adding more workout routines to your day
- Exercising as normal once you are healed
- Eating a healthy and balanced diet
A sedentary lifestyle will cause fat cells to grow. This may cause you to need more liposuction later on. It is in your best interests to remember that liposuction is a great means of removing stubborn excess fat that is difficult to shift.
Will I Need More Liposuction?
There is a chance that you may need to undergo more liposuction if you fail to maintain your desired results. Liposuction, although it removes the fat cells from the targeted area, does not stop weight gain altogether. As mentioned above, you will need to engage in a healthy lifestyle (eating healthy and exercising) if you are to make your liposuction last as long as possible.
Speak to your doctor/plastic surgeon and ask for advice on how you can prolong the effects of liposuction so that you do not require another surgery. They may also suggest that once you have had traditional liposuction, a top-up of laser liposuction can help you maintain your results.
Everyone is different, and so the results of liposuction are also going to differ from person to person. The best way to maintain the effects of liposuction is to ensure that you are living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This means eating well and exercising (even soon after the operation).