It should come as no surprise that gaining weight post-liposuction is counterproductive, but we are only human, and things like this happen sometimes. Many Hilo residents fear it will dramatically effect or even reverse the results of their liposuction. Another common fear associated with post-liposuction weight gain is requiring a follow up procedure and even having to remove excess skin.
Whether receiving standard liposuction, Smart Liposuction, ShrinkWrap Liposuction, or any other type of liposuction, weight gain will not cause your results to be reversed. What happens instead is not what most would have expected. If a patient decides not to work out and eat healthy following their liposuction treatment they will find that extra fatty deposits are making their way to the areas of the body that had not received liposuction.
Liposuction is by no means an alternative to healthy eating and exercise. People who receive liposuction with those expectations will find themselves with an entirely different set of body issues post-liposuction. Hilo plastic surgeons primarily recommend liposuction for people who eat well and exercise regularly, but struggle with exercise-resistant, isolated, fatty deposits. If you are considering liposuction in Hilo it is strongly recommended that you do the surgery. It will give a psychological boost to your diet and exercise program
Gaining weight after liposuction may not reverse your results, but not exercising and eating right will prolong your healing periods and be counterproductive to your liposuction procedure all together.
Call S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS in Hilo today for your liposuction consultation. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS can answer all of your weight gain and liposuction questions, as well as give you some advice and helpful hints for keeping the weight off and maintaining ideal results after your liposuction.