Is Liposuction Permanent?

Knoxville liposuction Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove targeted pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise in order to achieve a more toned, sculpted figure. If you’re considering liposuction, you may be wondering whether the results of your procedure will be permanent. The good news is that liposuction results are permanent. However, it’s also important to understand that you’ll need to put in work in order to maintain your new figure.

During your liposuction procedure, a hollow tube called a cannula is used to remove fat cells from the treatment region via suction. Once these cells are removed, they will never regenerate. So in this regard, your liposuction procedure results in a permanent removal of these fat cells.

While these fat cells will never return, you will still have many other fat cells throughout the rest of your body that weren’t impacted by your liposuction procedure. Therefore, it’s still possible to gain weight if you don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure.

Due to the fact that there are significantly fewer fat cells in the treatment region, it’s very unlikely that fat will re-accumulate in this area of your body. What’s much more likely to occur is that fat cells in other areas of your body will grow in size if you gain weight in the future. This can potentially result in a situation where fat accumulates in unexpected parts of your body, creating an unbalanced contour.

Maintaining Your Figure after Liposuction

It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. It’s a body contouring procedure intended to put the finishing touches on the hard work you’ve already done so that you can enjoy the toned, fit figure you desire.

If you are currently overweight, you’ll need to put in the work to reach your ideal weight prior to undergoing liposuction. In addition, you will need to make the lifestyle changes necessary to ensure that maintaining this ideal weight is sustainable for you in the future.

Dr. Kleto also offers the following tips to help you maintain your newly contoured figure after your procedure:

  • Follow Dr. Kleto’s Instructions – During the planning phase of your liposuction procedure, Dr. Kleto will carefully review your medical history and discuss your lifestyle choices with you. After your procedure, he’ll work with you to design a customized weight plan that will help you minimize your risk of fat growth in the future.
  • Eat a Healthy Diet – One of the most important things you can do to maintain your results is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Remember, failing to do so may result in fat growth in unexpected regions of your body, and you may not be happy with the way this will impact your figure.
  • Exercise Regularly – Eating a healthy diet isn’t enough to maintain your figure after liposuction. It’s also important to lead an active lifestyle and exercise on a regular basis. This is especially important as you get older and your metabolism slows down. Dr. Kleto recommends that you establish a consistent exercise routine as soon as you’re fully recovered from your liposuction procedure to ensure it becomes part of your lifestyle moving forward.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule your liposuction consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.


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