When considering liposuction, one of the concerns many patients have prior to surgery is if the results will really last. To help answer this question, we will explain how this beneficial procedure works and how you can help maintain your results.
Every person has a designated amount of fat cells within their body. This means that fat cells do not multiply. So when you gain weight, the fat cells expand, and when you lose weight the fat cells shrink. However, when you get liposuction, several fat cells are completely removed from your body giving you a smoother silhouette.
While fat cells are removed from your body, you can still gain weight in the future if you fail to live an active, healthy lifestyle. If you gain weight in the future, the fat cells that expand to store this additional weight will be different than the ones which previously stored your excess weight prior to liposuction. As a result, you can potentially end up accumulating fat in undesirable areas that leave you with a somewhat unbalanced body contour.
In order to maintain your new body shape, you will have to keep up with a proper diet and healthy exercise. By doing this, you can ensure beautiful results for years to come.
Liposuction is very beneficial for patients that are looking to get rid of stubborn fat or to contour specific areas of their body that diet and exercise just can't seem to touch. This is not the best option for patients who are looking for a weight loss solution. To fully determine if liposuction is right for you, Dr. Malik Kutty will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kutty will personalize your treatment plan specific to your unique needs.
If you are in the Houston area and would like to discuss your liposuction options, give our office a call at (281) 815-2277 to schedule your consultation.