Does Liposuction Really Last Forever?

If you’re struggling to eliminate stubborn, pesky fat pockets, even though you exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet, you might be considering liposuction to help fine-tune your figure. This body contouring procedure provides an ideal assist for men and women who are at a healthy weight and want to eliminate hard-to-tone, exercise-resistant places. At Widder Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder works with patients wondering how long-lasting their results will be.

The Power of Liposuction

Liposuction has helped thousands of people finally realize the results they’ve worked so hard to achieve by eliminating the last bit of fat they can’t seem to lose on their own. Liposuction can target fat almost anywhere on the body, including some areas of the face, toning trouble spots to reveal smoother, sleeker, more refined contours. Though typical spots for liposuction include the stomach, thighs, and hips, Dr. Widder can customize your liposuction procedure for almost any region where unwanted fat lingers.

Dispelling Liposuction Myths

Despite the procedure’s popularity, several stubborn liposuction myths persist. For instance, contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a surgery designed to help you lose a dramatic amount of weight. Rather, think of it as a companion on your healthy weight loss journey, removing lingering fat deposits that interfere with your shaping and toning efforts.

You might also have heard that fat removed by liposuction will end up coming back in a different place. There is some truth to this myth, since liposuction is only a permanent solution to stubborn fat if you uphold your end of the bargain after reaching your results.

Making Your Liposuction Last

Men and women who continue to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and lose the weight of fat removed by liposuction surgery are most likely to preserve their liposuction results and enjoy a long-lasting outcome. However, if you do not continue to maintain your active lifestyle and expect the liposuction alone to promote further weight loss, you’ll find that fat deposits can and will return when you do nothing to stay fit and healthy, though not to the same extent as before surgery.

You can maintain your improved contours by eating a healthy diet consisting of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins. Avoid sugary, fatty, and processed foods. Drink plenty of water every day, and try to limit your alcohol consumption – alcoholic beverages contain a lot of empty calories that can lead you to pack on the pounds, especially around the stomach. Stay consistent with a fun and motivating exercise routine, whether that’s walking, running, dancing, yoga, or playing with your children for 30 minutes a couple of times a day.

Learn More About Liposuction at Widder Plastic Surgery

Dr. Widder is a renowned body contouring specialist with over 30 years of helping patients gain confidence in their body through plastic surgery. If you’re planning a body rejuvenation surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to Widder Plastic Surgery by calling (703) 506-0300 or contact us through our website to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Widder today!