What happens if you gain weight after liposuction?

Liposuction is often misconstrued as a procedure which is only used in extreme cases, to remove vast amounts of fat when the patient is in danger. In actual fact, it’s always been a procedure designed to improve body shape. The ideal candidate for lipo is actually someone who is at or close to their ideal body weight, has maintained that weight for some time, but has some lumps and bumps in certain areas that they want rid of.

So, what happens if a client has lipo and gains weight afterwards? There are three main factors involved;

How the body reacts to the liposuction procedure

After a liposuction procedure, the body usually reacts by swelling in the area where the fat has been removed. This swelling – caused by leakage of the capillaries – mainly consists of water, and naturally recedes over time. Also, due to the nature of the surgery, there will be a period of soreness, meaning that clients will be advised to refrain from exercise – which will naturally lead to a build-up of fat.

The misunderstanding that liposuction is solely a weight-loss treatment 

Liposuction is a procedure that’s become a victim of their own success, and it presents a massively tempting invitation to be a little laxer in diet and exercise regimes.

The attitude of the client post liposuction treatment

Other people, on the other hand, will treat their new-found lack of fat as a licence to pile on the pounds all over again. This can lead to even bigger problems in the long run: if you convince yourself that you can have another liposuction session whilst continuing to court the dangers of a high calorific intake, it’s a slippery slope to bigger health problems down the road. Remember, fat is genetically predisposed to go wherever it did before, so loading up on calories and skipping on the exercise will put it right back there.

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