This is one of the pivotal times of the year when a larger number of people than normal are looking at how they look. This year, many of us were still working off the extra pounds we gained during those times of COVID quarantine and social distancing. And now that we’ve gained some freedom for holiday gatherings, we may have overindulged. These factors have a lot of people considering whether or not their new year may start better with a little liposuction. This is not uncommon and, in fact, can be quite satisfying!
Liposuction is a conservative plastic surgery procedure that can slim and sculpt a variety of areas of the body, including the:
- Backs of the arms
- Above the knees
Can Liposuction Treat More than One Area at Once?
The vast majority of people who consider liposuction are concerned about stubborn fat in more than one of the areas we’ve mentioned here. It is possible to address multiple areas in one surgical session. What patients need to know is that there are safety guidelines that a surgeon must follow, and these include a limitation on how much fat can be extracted at one time. Liposuction does not result in weight loss, so patients are encouraged to have surgery only when they are at a weight they want to maintain. In this situation, the results of liposuction can be very rewarding and long lasting.
Can Fat Come Back After Liposuction?
The short and direct answer to this question is no. Fat does not come back after liposuction. It is manually suctioned through a tiny tube, and the body does not “grow new fat” at any point in time. The longer answer speaks to a deeper question, which is will the results of liposuction last. After liposuction, no new fat grows. However, fat cells by their very nature are expansive. They can grow larger. After body sculpting with liposuction, it is important to maintain a lifestyle that supports the results that have been achieved. This includes watching what you eat and staying active more days than not. Exercise doesn’t have to be grueling to be effective. We suggest that each patient find activities that work the body and are also enjoyable. This makes exercise easier to maintain as a gratifying habit.
Learn More about Liposuction
Liposuction makes sense for a lot of people. To see what this procedure can offer you, contact us. You can schedule an appointment at our St. Peters office at (636) 896-0600.