Weight gain and liposuction

18th Oct 2018

How will weight gain affect the results of liposuction?

Liposuction is highly effective when it comes to contouring the body. The procedure is suitable for patients who have poor body contour resulting from fat pockets in different areas of the body.
Many patients ask me how weight gain will affect the result of liposuction. I often respond by saying weight gain after liposuction will affect the body in the same way as it did before the intervention. It is the result of weight gain that has affected your body aesthetics in negative ways and compelled you to consider liposuction.
In order to understand how weight gain changes the contour of the body after liposuction, let us first take a look at what liposuction does to your body. During liposuction, the fat deposits are surgically removed from different areas of the body. The common body areas that develop stubborn fat pockets include the abdomen, sides, flanks, upper back, thighs, and back.
As a result of the removal of the fat pockets, the body becomes contoured and appears aesthetically appealing. However, weight gain after liposuction can do the opposite. It will trigger the development of fat deposits in your body areas, including those areas that have been liposuctioned. How does that happen?
Well, liposuction does not remove 100 percent of the fat cells from your body. Many fat cells will remain in your body areas even after liposuction. There is a limit to how much fat can be removed from your body during one session of liposuction.
When you gain considerable weight after the procedure, the existing fat cells in your body areas will expand. Moreover, new fat cells will also be produced. The expansion of the existing fat cells and addition of new fat cells will make your body poorly contoured again.
However, weight gain will not necessarily affect only those areas that were liposuctioned. In fact, the areas liposuctioned would be less affected. Your body areas that were not liposuctioned would get most of the fat deposits this time around, which will affect the results of liposuction in negative ways. Your body may appear poorly contoured again.
In order to increase the sustainability of the results of liposuction, make sure to keep your weight stable after the surgery. The best way to do this is by eating a balanced diet and doing regular exercises.

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