Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic operations on the market in Canada, with thousands of surgeries done yearly. There’s a solid reason for this. In most cases, the effects of liposuction are almost instantaneous, eliminating undesired body fat from specific parts of the body in order to achieve the desired shape. The procedure of liposuction is routinely used to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Even the most physically fit persons may benefit from liposuction.
Many patients contemplating liposuction are concerned about the long-term effects of the procedure, despite the first stunning results. Interestingly enough, one of the most often asked concerns about liposuction that our office gets is, “Can fat return after my treatment?”.
Anyone considering liposuction should think about how long the results will endure before making a full commitment to the procedure. Patients who ask inquiries regarding the lifespan of liposuction are appreciated by reputable cosmetic surgeons since it demonstrates that they are being realistic about the treatment’s potential effects.
When it comes to liposuction, Dr. Marc DuPéré, who practices in Toronto Ontario, is often questioned whether fat might return after the procedure is completed. Continue reading to find out more about liposuction treatment and if fat can return after your treatment…
Does Fat Have The Ability To Regenerate Itself?
After reaching adulthood, your body ceases to produce new fat cell accumulations. Accumulating or losing weight only results in a change in the size of the fat cells that already exist. As a result of gaining weight, your fat cells grow in size. When you lose weight, the fat cells in your body shrink.
Dr. DuPéré performs liposuction, which is a procedure in which he removes fat from a specific region of the body (e.g., the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, back, arms). He utilizes a cannula, which is an unique equipment, to gently suction the fat cells from the patient’s body.
Even while Dr. DuPéré significantly decreases the number of fat cells in the treated region—enough to provide obvious results— he does not eliminate every single fat cell from the treated area. He must leave a thin layer of fat cells in the treated region in order to preserve a smooth body contour in the treated area.
Once fat cells have been eliminated from the body, they are unable to regenerate and no new fat cells can form. However, gaining weight after liposuction might result in the expansion of the fat cells that remain after the procedure. After liposuction, it is very important to be diligent about keeping a constant weight. Having liposuction does not prevent you from gaining weight, which might lead to part of your benefits being diminished or reversed thereafter.
The Secret To Keeping Liposuction Results For A Long Period Of Time
Maintaining your liposuction results is dependent on your ability to maintain healthy behaviors. Consume fewer calories than you expend by following a well-balanced, nutritious diet, exercising consistently, and observing portion control guidelines.
Do not smoke, and consume alcoholic beverages only in moderation. It’s also beneficial to obtain enough sleep and avoid causes of stress if you want to increase your chances of keeping your weight stable.
The most satisfied liposuction patients are those who maintain a weight that is within 5 to 10 pounds of their starting weight at the time of their procedure.
Is There A Chance Liposuction Would Permanently Get Rid Of Fat?
In spite of the fact that there are various distinct liposuction procedures that are routinely employed today, all of them have the same purpose in mind: eliminating fat cells from a specific and localized region of the body. All liposuction treatments use the use of a cannula and an aspirator also known as a suctioning device in conjunction with one another to actually suck away resistant fat.
It is important to note, however, that liposuction does, in fact, permanently destroy fat cells from the body provided the procedure is performed correctly and properly cared for. Unfortunately, it is possible for fat to resurface after liposuction… but only if you give it the opportunity to do so. In general, the more weight a patient acquires after liposuction, the less dramatic the results of the treatment are likely to be in terms of appearance.
Patients who maintain their “post-lipo weight” will not have any re-accumulation of fat and their optimum outcomes will stay intact. Suppose a patient had a starting weight of 130 pounds and had a total of 6 pounds removed by liposuction. If the patient maintains a weight of 124 pounds or less, the fat will be eliminated permanently.
It is possible for patients to acquire a modest amount of weight following their treatment, say 5 pounds, which will cause fat cells all throughout the body to grow in size. In spite of the fact that a small amount of weight gain can negatively impact results, the overall improvement in body shape provided by a liposuction procedure will still be visible because treated body areas have fewer fat cells and therefore experience a lower rate of enlargement than surrounding areas.
In addition, new fat cells may grow in all regions of the body, even treated areas, in situations of significant weight increase. However, since new fat cell formation normally happens in a uniform way across the body, fat accumulation in treated regions is frequently less than in untreated parts as compared to when fat is not treated. As a result, many liposuction patients who gain a significant amount of weight after the treatment nonetheless seem better than they would have if they had not had liposuction.
Tips For Keeping Your Liposuction Results Looking Well
Maintaining your optimum weight is the most efficient strategy to ensure that the benefits of any liposuction treatment last for a lengthy period of time. Following your procedure, you should make the following healthy lifestyle changes:
- Ensure that you follow any post-procedure instructions that your surgeon has given.
- Reduce your calorie consumption while maintaining a nutritious diet that is high in protein and complex carbohydrate sources.
- Drink plenty of water to keep your body adequately hydrated.
- Consume numerous smaller meals throughout the day to maintain a healthy weight.
- Never go a day without eating.
- Exercise on a regular basis.
About Liposuction Treatment
If you’ve been thinking about getting liposuction treatments done in Toronto, you may want to learn more about the process, recovery and benefits of this type of treatment. Below are a few of the top frequently asked questions about liposuction treatments.
What Does Liposuction Do?
This liposuction process gives you a more defined, more athletic, and sexier figure by doing the following:
- Eliminating fat from a specific area of the body.
- Providing a more hourglass shape for female customers.
- Getting the V shape of a man’s torso back in place.
- Creating sexier lines in the legs.
- Making the buttocks look tighter and fuller.
- To flatten the abdomen.
- Get rid of a double chin.
Using liposuction, you may get a more defined body shape by removing fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you have small, easily concealed incisions and a short recovery period, you might permanently eliminate that obstinate fat bulge. Sculpting the tummy, “love handles,” thighs, backs of the arms, and other body parts may make your clothing fit more easily and form-fitting swimwear or gym clothes, which are great to show off, and even more fun to wear.
When it comes to fat on the neck that causes a double chin, you may be a suitable candidate for non-surgical BELKYRA injections, which are available in a variety of strengths. Dr. DuPéré can assist you in determining which option is the greatest fit for your requirements.
Is Liposuction A Good Option For My Body Type?
Rather than a weight-loss procedure, liposuction is used to shape the body’s contours, making them more aesthetically pleasing and sexier in appearance. It is best appropriate for persons who are devoted to maintaining their physical fitness through proper diet and frequent exercise. Patients who are very overweight or who have lost a substantial amount of weight may need a mix of liposuction and skin excision treatments to get their desired results. Individuals suffering from a disease known as lipedema, which is characterized by excessive fat buildup in the lower limbs, may benefit from larger-volume liposuction performed in phases.
Uneven bulges are a common problem for many individuals. Take a look at the results that liposuction may provide for your body and confidence. We have a lot of requests for this procedure, and it is one of the most pleasant. The advantages of liposuction include a quick recovery period and incisions that are nearly undetectable.
Liposuction Techniques Utilized By Dr. DuPéré
Liposuction and liposculpture are procedures that contour the body by using a variety of cannulas with different tips to target different areas of the body. The neck, arms, belly, love handles, back and bra rolls, buttocks, hips, outer and inner thighs, inner knees, and calves are some of the most often affected regions.
Doctor DuPéré’s expertise in a variety of technologies — including suction-assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction (VASER®), power-assisted liposuction (PAL), Smartlipo, and BodyTite — has given him the knowledge and insight to select the procedure that is most appropriate for each individual patient.
Dr. DuPéré makes thorough marks on the patient’s skin prior to performing the surgery. A complete general anesthetic is used for most surgeries, although the doctor may treat particular locations such as the neck or the inner knees with local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation as needed.
The process begins with the application of a tumescent solution, which is a method that has completely transformed our liposuction operations. An intravenous tumescent solution is a fluid that contains diluted local anesthetics as well as a tiny quantity of adrenaline (epinephrine). Due to the fact that adrenaline temporarily reduces blood vessels and causes less bruising, Dr. DuPéré may safely remove more undesirable fat during the procedure. In Canada, it is deemed safe to remove up to 5,000 mL at a time from the body.
When done by competent plastic surgeons, liposuction is a highly safe and gratifying surgery.
Recovery From Your Liposuction Treatment
Patients who have had liposuction often return home the same day as their treatment. Most people are able to return to desk work after 5 to 10 days.
Dr. DuPéré suggests that his liposuction patients wear a compression garment for about 4 weeks after their treatment in order to get the best possible outcome.
Lymphatic drainage may also aid in the speeding up of your recovery, and our licensed massage therapist can also assist you in this regard.
Why Should You Choose The Visage Clinic In Toronto?
Since 2001, Dr. Marc DuPéré has been doing liposuction and liposculpture procedures. In spite of the fact that new liposuction equipment are continually being introduced to the ever-expanding liposuction industry, suction-assisted liposuction has always been the preferred method due to its consistent, predictable outcomes and low complication rate. The concepts of SAFELipo® and tumescence infiltration are used by Dr. DuPéré in Toronto to obtain a superior shape and contour using suction-assisted liposuction.
Despite this, liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Toronto, both for men and women. Because no matter how fit and attentive you are with your food, it is common to have “problem” areas on your body that refuse to budge no matter what you do.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Marc DuPéré is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon in Toronto who can help you mold your way to a more athletic image with liposuction surgery.
Start Your Liposuction Journey
If you’ve been thinking of getting liposuction, start with a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. DuPéré. If you have any questions or concerns this is a great opportunity to get the answers you need. Online consultations are available to you, as well as phone consultations (416) 929-9800. We look forward to being a part of your journey.