If you have stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, then liposuction can be an excellent way to put the finishing touches on your fitness efforts. The procedure removes targeted areas of fat in order to help you achieve a more toned and sculpted figure.
Once these fat cells are removed, they will never regenerate. However, it's still possible to gain weight after liposuction if you're not diligent about maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen. In these situations, the new fat acquired as part of this weight gain will be distributed to the remaining fat cells in your body based on genetic predispositions regarding where your fat gets stored.
This can result in a situation where fat accumulates in unexpected areas, creating an unbalanced body contour. For example, if you have liposuction in your abdominal region, future weight gain won't result in fat being stored in this area. But you may find that fat cells in your arms, hips or other areas get proportionally larger when you gain weight, and you may not like what this does to your appearance.
In order to ensure you maintain your beautiful new body contour after liposuction, it's important to be at a stable and maintainable weight prior to undergoing the procedure. Keep in mind that this target weight may not reflect your peak level of fitness. Most of us have trouble maintaining our peak level of fitness from year to year, especially as we age and our metabolism slows. Instead, you should shoot for a target weight that keeps you healthy and fit, but that you can also confidently maintain with a reasonable diet and exercise regimen moving forward.
Dr. Grossman, Dr. Capraro and Dr. Baker feel that patient education is an important component to the plastic surgery process, and they will discuss these considerations with you during your initial consultation. At Grossman Plastic Surgery, our goal is to assist you in your process of living beautifully. Part of that is achieved during your surgery, but it also requires understanding the efforts you must make in the future in order to maintain these results.
Please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 303-320-5566 today to schedule a liposuction consultation. We serve patients in Denver, Littleton and throughout the surrounding areas of Colorado.