How Long Does Lipo Last?
When you have liposuction surgery, the goal is to remove excess fat from specific areas of your body and achieve a more sculpted appearance. These results from liposuction are usually long-lasting, but to best maintain your new look it’s important to follow some simple post-operative instructions. In this blog post, we will discuss how long liposuction results last and what you can do to maximize your results!
What to Expect After Liposuction
After the initial recovery from liposuction surgery, you will likely notice a significant difference in the appearance of your treated area. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment, which will help with swelling and healing as you await your final results. The postoperative swelling may take several weeks to subside, after which you will be able to see and enjoy your final results.
Are Liposuction Results Permanent?
The fat cells removed through liposuction are permanently extracted from the body. This means that your new contours can remain slimmer for years to come. Even so, your ongoing lifestyle and dietary choices will play a role in the longevity of your results. Ideal patients will undergo liposuction after they are already at or near their ideal body weight, and after they’ve already established a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
How to Maintain Liposuction Results Long-Term
If you want to maintain your liposuction results long-term, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly can help keep unwanted fat at bay and help you maintain your slim figure. It is also important to avoid any future weight gain, as this can cause the treated areas to expand again.
One concern for many women is regarding pregnancy. Depending on where you had liposuction done, and depending on how much weight you gain during a future pregnancy, it may or may not affect your lipo results. It is important to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, both for your long-term liposuction results and for health reasons. If you are planning to have children in the near future, you may want to postpone liposuction until after giving birth. If you are considering pregnancy in the more distant future, it is best to wait at least six months after your liposuction procedure to get pregnant. These choices will help you be better equipped to maintain your liposuction results through the years to come.
To learn more about liposuction, schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Mouchantat. Call (303) 232-8585 or contact us online to book your appointment today.