Is Liposuction a Permanent Solution for Stubborn Fat?

Is Liposuction a Permanent Solution for Stubborn Fat?

Is Liposuction a Permanent Solution for Stubborn Fat?


Is Liposuction a Permanent Solution for Stubborn Fat?​​​​​​​

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Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States today. It involves removing fat from specific areas of the body to achieve an individual’s most desired shape. People love the fact that it offers almost immediate results.

Even the fittest individuals and the strictest of dieticians have pockets of fat that refuse to go away. However, even the worst stubborn fat has no chance against a professionally administered liposuction. You are the perfect candidate if you have stubborn fat and skin that can bounce back following the procedure.


How Does Liposuction Work?

The surgeon will first numb the area that is up for treatment using local or general anesthesia. There are different types of numbing treatments, so they will advise you on the best one for you. Numbing ensures you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the process.

Next, the surgeon will make an incision and inject a tumescent solution. The solution will help numb the area and help to break the fat cells up, making removing them easier. They will then insert a cannula into the incision and begin to suck the fat out gently. After removing approximately a quarter of the total fat cells in the area, the surgeon will close the incision.


What Is Stubborn Fat and How Does It Work?

The human body manufactures fat cells up until it goes through puberty. Afterward, it does not make any new cells. These fat cells are necessary for normal body operation. Fat enhances the communication between the brain and muscles and prevents the body from changing over to starvation mode. When you run low on energy, the body needs these fat cells to produce energy to help maintain optimal performance.

It is necessary to note that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; it is meant to achieve a desired shape. The ideal candidates for the procedure should already be within their desired weight range.


Does Liposuction Remove Stubborn Fat Completely?

Yes. Liposuction removes stubborn fat completely, but your lifestyle will determine how long the results remain. After the procedure, you will get the desired body shape, but you need to maintain the new body.


Can Stubborn Fat Return?

If you maintain your post-surgery weight, then it is impossible for the fat to return. However, the fat can return following considerable weight gain, but you will not return to your previous shape. Weight gain depends on fat cells’ size, not quantity, so the surgery results will still be evident after considerable weight gain. This means that liposuction patients will always have a better shape than they had before the procedure.


How Can You Maintain the Liposuction Results?

The best way to maintain these results is to adopt a lifestyle that maintains the post-surgery weight. Do the following:

  • Follow all the instructions your surgeon gives you post-procedure.
  • Always eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink a lot of water.
  • Exchange a few heavy meals with several smaller ones.
  • Exercise regularly.

For more on liposuction and getting rid of stubborn fat, visit Jason K. Potter, MD, DDS, at our office in Dallas, Texas. Call 214-892-2474 to schedule an appointment today.