Following liposuction plastic surgery, the new body shape will be more or less permanent. If the patient happens to gain a moderate amount of weight after the surgery, their figure will simply become a slightly larger version of their new body shape.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by committed board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg and other suburbs and cities in this part of the nation.
Permanent Fat Cell Reduction
The advantage with liposuction is that the fat cells once removed with this surgery will not grow back. After puberty, the human body usually does not produce new fat cells – even when an individual gains a moderate amount of weight.
Therefore, whatever fat cells are eliminated with liposuction will be gone for good.
As long as the patient does not put on an excessive amount of weight, their new, slimmer silhouette achieved with liposuction will be permanent. However, the patient should be aware that whatever fat cells still remain in the body after liposuction can grow larger in size if they gain substantial body weight.
Secondly, patients should know that the natural body clock will keep ticking and aging effects over the years will produce the normal changes in their body shape.
But the patients can be assured that the aesthetic benefits of liposuction will always be apparent, as long as they maintain a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
Pregnancy Effects after a Liposuction Surgery
Some women are concerned about the effects of their liposuction plastic surgery if they become pregnant in the future. In most cases, patients can feel assured that pregnancy will not permanently alter the body contouring outcomes achieved with liposuction.
If a woman undergoes liposuction, and later on becomes pregnant, gains weight during pregnancy, gives birth, and then again loses the excess weight gained in pregnancy, her original liposuction results will return. In many cases, it will be like she has not been through a post-liposuction pregnancy at all.
However, female liposuction candidates should note that their ideal goal should be to choose a plastic surgery procedure when they have no future plans to get pregnant again. The pregnancy can create stretch marks, cellulite and loose skin in the abdominal, breast, buttock, and thigh areas, which are aesthetic concerns unrelated to liposuction.
Liposuction is a fat reduction and body sculpting procedure that will enhance the shape and figure, but it does not significantly impact the quality of skin texture, remove cellulite or stretch marks, or tighten sagging skin.
Liposuction after Final Pregnancy
Some women may develop stubborn fat tissue deposits in the abdominal area due to multiple pregnancies. If a candidate decides to undergo liposuction after her last baby, she can expect an excellent improvement in the abdomen shape.
Many patients may be able to avoid tummy tuck, which is a more invasive cosmetic surgery, and achieve a flatter and more youthful looking abdomen just with liposuction after their final pregnancy.
When do the Results become Visible?
Most patients will be able to achieve 90 percent of their final liposuction outcomes in about three months after the surgery. The post-operative swelling will subside gradually, which may take several months depending on the extent of surgery and the type of liposuction technique used. Once the swelling is fully resolved, the patient can see full and final results of their liposuction.
Successful plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other cities and neighborhoods in this region of the US for liposuction.
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