Is Liposuction Permanent?

Posted on February 8, 2017 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Can I gain weight after liposuction?

Dr. Ronald DeMars is one of the most sought out liposuction surgeons in Portland. The doctor often gets questions about what to expect with liposuction, including whether the results are permanent. Here, the trusted plastic surgeon answers that question in detail.

What to Expect After Liposuction

Liposuction is considered to be permanent. However, it will not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. Liposuction removes fat cells in the treatment area. These fat cells can never grow back nor will new cells be produced in the treated area. If a patient does gain weight after liposuction, the weight will be more evenly distributed on the body.

How Can I Maintain My Liposuction Results?

The best thing you can do to maintain your slimmer shape and contour after liposuction is maintain a healthy and stable weight. This includes exercising regularly (three to four times a week) and eating a healthy diet.

The appearance of your skin is also crucial to the beauty of your liposuction results. Liposuction requires incisions and therefore will leave some degree of scarring. With proper care, these scars should fade over time. Dr. DeMars will provide you with instructions on how to take care of your incisional scars, including sun care. Taking care of your skin will allow your slimmer post-liposuction physique to look firmer and smoother.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Now that you know a little more about liposuction, find out if you are a candidate. You may be a suitable candidate for liposuction if you:

  • Have small, stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, buttocks, hips, waist, thighs, upper arms, back and neck
  • Are within 30 percent of your ideal weight
  • Have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke

Many liposuction patients ask Dr. DeMars if they can combine the procedure with other body contouring procedures such as thigh lift and tummy tuck, to remove loose skin. The answer is yes. Doing so allows Dr. DeMars produce smoother and firmer results. Dr. DeMars can discuss which treatment(s) is right for you during your initial consultation.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. DeMars

For over 30 years, Dr. DeMars has helped thousands of patients regain their confidence through a variety of plastic surgery procedures, including liposuction. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, schedule a one-on-one consultation. Please call Dr. DeMars’ Portland office at (503) 253-3458.