Liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure at our Troy surgery center, as well as throughout the United States. It removes fat from thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and back. Many love their results from the procedure, but is liposuction a long-term or short-term procedure?
Everyone wants cosmetic surgery to be long-term. How you take care of your body post-procedure is the difference between long-term and short-term results.
After a liposuction procedure, you will have a great short-term result. The procedure removes fat cells that are now permanently gone from your body. But they won’t be done forever if you do not take control of the long-term effects.
Liposuction is not a weight loss program. Liposuction is a sculpting procedure that helps hit those trouble areas where you may not have been able to lose fat. Liposuction targets fat deposits that are difficult to get rid of through exercise and dieting, such as love handles or cellulite.
After the procedure, your body will have a permanent shape. As a patient, making sure you continue to exercise and have a proper diet will help keep this shape as long as possible. If not, if a patient gains a moderate amount of weight post-procedure, it will look like a larger version of the new shape that has been created. The more weight a patient gains back, the more the surgery will be less visible.
This is why it is crucial to continue to live a healthy lifestyle and exercise.
So, is liposuction long-term or short-term? It all depends on the patient’s lifestyle after the procedure. As long as a patient works to create a healthy lifestyle post-procedure, liposuction can be extremely successful.