What Happens After Liposuction?

In 2022, liposuction was the most common surgical procedure for men and women in the United States. Although there is a lot of information available about liposuction , there aren’t as many resources to help people navigate life after the procedure.

From how to maintain those fat loss results to what other procedures may benefit you, here’s what happens after a liposuction.

How To Maintain Fat Loss Results After Liposuction

While the fat cells removed during liposuction are permanently removed, you will still have the capability to develop more fat..

Ensuring a diet rich in nutritious, fibrous foods while also keeping an active lifestyle can not only help prevent you from storing fat but also help you live a healthy life.

It is also vital to maintain other factors of health. Make sure to stay hydrated. Not only does drinking enough water keep your body operating as it should, but it also can help your body’s process for breaking down fat. Without proper hydration, your body may find it difficult to undergo ‘lipolysis’, the process by which your body breaks down fat. Without this process functioning as it should, you may store more fat.

While the recommended amount of water intake is nearly 4 liters for men and nearly 3 liters for women, these numbers can differ depending on age, lifestyle, and other factors.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and physical movement can help keep your liposuction results well into the future.

What Procedures Can You Get After Liposuction?

Liposuction does not typically involve the removal of excess skin. Following your liposuction, you may notice skin laxity. Depending on the location you had your procedure, you may benefit from an abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a ‘tummy tuck.’ Tummy tucks help contour the midsection to provide a more taut, firm appearance.

Speak to your surgeon to learn what procedures can help you achieve your goals following liposuction.

Work With Board-Certified Dr. Kleto

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto has provided exceptional results and care to Knoxville, Sevierville, TN, and the surrounding areas. With over 30 years of experience, he provides excellent service to those under his care.

Dr. Kleto provides technologies such as the Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) technique that helps decrease procedure operation time and boost recovery speed.

To work with Dr. Kleto, contact his Knoxville, TN, office at 865-524-2442 or call 865-366-4755 for the Sevierville, TN, office and schedule a consultation.


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