Does Fat Return After Liposuction?
Liposuction | Dr. Leonard Grossman M.D. | NY

Many of us suffer from stubborn areas of excess fat that just won’t go away no matter what diet or exercise. It can be extremely discouraging to slave away at the gym for months on-end or be limited to a strict diet plan, only to see the same areas not change one bit. Though some people may be in the best shape of their lives, there is often an area of the body where fat tends to accumulate and no matter the effort, the area will not respond.

Liposuction can remedy this problem by eliminating fat cells from nearly all areas on the body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and chin.  Both women and men who are struggling in their fight to reduce body fat can benefit from liposuction and attain the contoured, slender or sculpted body they have always desired.  Certain forms of Liposuction can even add muscle definition, which is an extremely popular choice for men who have a difficult time developing their abdominal and oblique muscles, aka ‘six pack’.

But while many individuals would like to undergo liposuction, some have concerns about whether or not the fat that is eliminated will return.

In truth, liposuction should never be considered a weight loss tool. This plastic surgery procedure is not intended as a way for people to lose weight, nor is it a magical cure for future fat gain. However, liposuction does eliminate fat cells from the area treated and the new fat cells will never grow back.

Everyone is born with a set number of fat cells in their body. Those fat cells can become either bigger or smaller, thus expressed as weight gain or weight loss. During liposuction, the excess fat cells are removed with a small tube-like instrument called a cannula. Once gone, those cells will not come back, but that’s not to say the ones that remain can’t get bigger.

It’s important for liposuction patients to have a realistic idea of what they can expect from the treatment. After recovery, patients should maintain a well-balanced and healthy diet and exercise routine to ensure the liposuction results are long-lasting. Liposuction is the first step for some patients towards the goal of healthier life style.

If you have considered undergoing liposuction in New York, Dr. Leonard Grossman can answer all your questions and ease your concerns. There are many misconceptions about liposuction that an experienced plastic surgeon can address. It’s important to have a full understanding of what the procedure is like and what can be expected afterward so the patient feels at ease and comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Grossman will sit down with you and discuss the best approach to your liposuction and will let you know what you can do to keep the fat gone for good.

For more information on liposuction or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Leonard Grossman today.

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