Lately, people have been strongly considering non-surgical methods for sculpting their dream curves. However, these options aren’t always as effective as the gold standard in body contouring. There’s only one body sculpting method that consistently provides the desired results, and it’s offered at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Today, we’re talking about how liposuction will help you achieve contours you never thought possible.
Do the Results of Liposuction Last Forever?
People often ask if the results of liposuction last forever. They want to know if they will need a follow-up procedure in the future before they commit to the initial procedure. Luckily, over four decades of procedures have shown that the results are satisfactory and permanent.
Why Are These Results Permanent?
The results of this procedure last forever because of the way the adult human body works. After years of incredible advancements in research, we know that the adult human body is incapable of producing new fat cells.
This Procedure Results in the Removal of Fat Cells
This procedure provides permanent results because it involves the removal of unwanted fat cells. Since your body can’t produce new fat cells, there will be forever fewer fat cells in the targeted area.
Are the Results of This Procedure Permanent for Everyone?
Yes, the results of this procedure last a lifetime for everyone. To reiterate, the adult human body cannot regenerate fat cells. Once they are suctioned out during this procedure, they are gone forever. However, we must make an important caveat. It is possible to gain weight after the procedure.
How is it possible to gain weight after having liposuction? The answer is simple: if you continue to overeat, and particularly if you eat a lot of sugar, bread, and other simple carbohydrates, your remaining fat cells can still expand. Several factors can make it more likely you’ll experience a problem:
Your genes play a large role in determining how many fat cells are in your body. People who were overweight or obese in childhood or prepubescent adolescence may have extra fat cells despite their genetics. However, as a good general rule of thumb, your genes determine how many fat cells are in your body.
Stored in fat cells around your organs is adipose tissue. This adipose fat stores nine calories per gram. A calorie is a unit of energy. It is equivalent to 4.184 joules, the energy required to heat a gram of water by one degree Celsius. It’s important to note that fat cells can bloat and expand to store more energy when you consume energy to excess.
Your gender also plays a significant role in whether you gain fat after liposuction, also known as lipo. Women are more likely to store fat than men. Why is this the case? There are currently several theories regarding why this is the case, most having to do with the importance of fat for women in child-bearing. However, most people can agree that it is a combination of hormones that are more prevalent in women and the biological needs of a woman that affect fat storage.
What Can I Do to Extend the Results of My Procedure?
You may feel dismayed if your genetics and sex decide the number of fat cells you have and how much your existing fat cells expand. Fortunately, you can extend the results of your procedure.
Remember, you can gain weight after your procedure but you can’t grow new fat cells. Therefore, even though you don’t add fat cells to your body, it is possible to look larger than you were after your procedure. However, we would like to reiterate there are things you need to know about extending the results of your procedure even though it is possible to store fat after your procedure.
Physicians around the world agree that to maintain the results of liposuction and your health, you need to work out regularly. Working out is the easiest way to achieve a caloric deficit. The average male needs around 2,000 calories daily. The average female needs around 1,500 calories daily. However, the more you work out, the higher your resting metabolism will be.
The more energy you consume during a period of time, the less energy will be stored for future use by your fat cells. In other words, if your metabolism is slow, you are very likely to gain weight. If you like indulging in foods and beverages that are high in calories, you are more likely to maintain your ideal body shape if you work out regularly and have a higher metabolism than if you were sedentary.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Another great way to maintain the results of your procedure permanently is to eat a nutritious diet. If you eat nutritious foods full of healthy fats and protein, with veggies, fruits, and dairy, assuming no dietary restrictions due to medical issues, you will have enough micronutrients to keep your body functioning as it should. To maintain a healthy diet, make sure you are consuming enough micronutrients for your daily needs every day.
Maintain Your Weight
Maintaining your postoperative weight is another important step in maintaining the final results of your procedure. To maintain your ideal weight, you will probably want to maintain a nutritious diet and work out regularly. However, environmental and lifestyle factors may affect your success. For example, if you drink alcohol every weekend, you may gain fat despite eating and working out appropriately five days per week.
If you’re in your late 30s or older and find yourself struggling to maintain your weight, you may be hormonally imbalanced. Speak with your primary care physician about whether perimenopause or andropause may be affecting your ability to maintain your weight. If you are hormonally imbalanced, you may need hormone therapy to maintain your weight and ideal results.
Lifestyle choices play a major role in your continued postoperative success. For example, you may think smoking is a decent weight-loss tool because you know a lot of normal weight smokers. However, research has shown that both tobacco and alcohol consumption are linked to weight gain.
You should also make a concerted effort to get enough sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to depression, fatigue, and other significant problems. You are also more likely to eat energy-dense foods when you are exhausted from not sleeping enough. Furthermore, make sure you go for regular strolls during your workday. This will keep your fat metabolism up so you can burn the food you eat efficiently.
Consider Your Family Planning Carefully
If you are a female who is considering liposuction, you also need to consider your family planning carefully. The average expecting mother gains 20 pounds during pregnancy. Some of this weight is the fetus, extra blood, and water. However, approximately 10 pounds of weight gain that occurs during pregnancy is fat.
There’s nothing wrong with gaining fat during pregnancy. In fact, it comes in handy when nursing. However, for the best continued results after lipo, you don’t want to gain over 10 pounds of fat. If you’re planning to become pregnant in the future, consider holding off on lipo until you are done adding to your family. This mitigates the risk that you will need a follow-up procedure to restore your ideal contours.
How Soon Can I See the Results of My Fat Removal Procedure?
Clients also commonly want to know how soon they can expect to enjoy the results of lipo. You should expect to go through a recovery process that lasts two to four weeks and enjoy two stages of visible results.
The Results You Can See Quickly
You can expect to enjoy the initial results of your procedure once your recovery process is over. Again, this will take around a month. You can expect to continue enjoying the initial results of this procedure for approximately one to three months.
The Final Results
Roughly four months after your procedure, you will start to see the final results of your procedure. However, it may take up to six months to see the final results of your procedure. You will be able to see the results of the fat removal one to three months after your procedure. Nonetheless, it takes four to six months for the remaining fat cells to redistribute themselves. Furthermore, you can improve upon your results through healthy choices.
Can I See the Final Results of My Procedure Sooner?
Yes, it is possible to hasten the results of your procedure. This can be accomplished by following all post-operative care instructions. We will discuss these instructions with you thoroughly during your initial consultation. One of the most important things you should do is engage in light-to-moderate exercise throughout your recovery process.
For example, during your recovery process, you may want to go on a short walk every couple of hours for around a week. Once you are feeling up to it, you may want to dance around your living room or do some yoga or shadowboxing.
Discover How to Achieve Permanent Fat Loss
The time is now to stop guessing regarding how to contour your ideal shape. Don’t gamble on a body contouring treatment that may not work to remove a significant amount of undesired body fat. If you are ready to change your contours and life for good, you need liposuction. Call us now at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL at 954-533-1671 to book an appointment now. We can’t wait to help you achieve your ideal results.