It’s important to know what to expect after undergoing liposuction in the New Orleans area. Beyond knowing how to plan for recovery, many of my patients wonder what they will look like after their healing time is over. Perhaps the number one question my patients ask is if they will gain the fat back. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells and reshapes your figure, but it’s important to remember that you can gain weight, even after you have undergone liposuction, if you do not maintain a proper lifestyle. You can expect to look slimmer after surgery, but keeping it up is up to you.
Your results after liposuction
Most patients are thrilled with their results following liposuction, especially when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. A skilled plastic surgeon removes fatty deposits evenly to ensure that your skin looks smooth and your figure looks proportional. Liposuction can remove diet- and exercise-resistant fatty deposits with relative ease, finally freeing you from those stubborn “pockets” of fat that never disappear. All-in-all, a well-done liposuction procedure leads to a slimmer, better-proportioned figure that looks very natural.
How do you stop the fat from coming back?
Even though liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body, if you over-indulge and under-exercise, it will be reflected in extra pounds on your body. The best way to ensure your liposuction results last is to maintain a healthy diet by minimizing high-calorie, fatty foods, and by exercising regularly.
Are there any alternatives to liposuction?
Some patients may be candidates for Exilis, a new non-invasive treatment which melts fat and has little to no downtime, the procedure can be performed in less than 30 minutes. While others would be candidates for Smartlipo™, the latest in liposuction with less recovery time and bruising than traditional liposuction. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a liposuction alternative is to talk to your physician.