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| robert frank mdLiposuction is a popular elective procedure that removes stubborn fat deposits that dieting and exercise just can’t seem to eliminate. Many of Dr. Frank’s patients wonder, though, if liposuction permanently removes fat? That is if a Munster patient gets liposuction on a problem area, such as the abdomen, thighs or love handles, will the fat that is suctioned out ever come back? Read on as board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank of Munster’s Robert Frank Plastic Surgery explains how liposuction works, how fat cells are permanently removed and what will happen if you gain weight after your liposuction procedure.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction works by placing small incisions in your problem areas, injecting a fluid to anesthetize the area and help release fat cells and then using a tube called a cannula to contour your body and suction out the unwanted fat cells. It is a very effective surgery for people who are close to their ideal weight but have fatty deposits that they just can’t seem to drop. Liposuction is ideal for these Munster patients because it contours and shapes the body to a desired aesthetic.

Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat Cells?

Your body has a finite number of fat cells. When liposuction is performed, the fat cells it eliminates are permanently removed. That’s great news for Munster patients with stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away no matter how hard they hit the gym or follow a healthy eating plan!

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What Happens if I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

It’s important to note that liposuction is not a solution for gaining weight. Even though your body has a set number of fat cells, and liposuction permanently removes some fat cells, there is no limit to how much fat each fat cell can store. That means, if you gain weight after liposuction, you may see yourself gaining weight in the area that was liposuctioned as well as in other parts of your body.

What Else Should I Know About Liposuction?

Did you know that liposuction isn’t just used to remove fat cells, but also to add natural fat cells to desired areas, too? After fat cells are processed, they can be injected into areas where you want more volume, such as your buttocks. This fat transfer to buttocks procedure, commonly called a Brazilian Butt Lift, is a popular surgery because it both contours your problem areas and adds volume to flat buttocks.

How Can I Get the Rest of My Liposuction Questions Answered?

While liposuction is a popular procedure, it is not one that many Munster women and men choose lightly. Many of our patients put a lot of time and effort into researching liposuction before making the decision to undergo this elective procedure.
If you have additional questions about liposuction, including the surgery itself, the areas it can be performed on and the recovery process, we urge you to reach out to us. At Robert Frank Plastic Surgery, we are committed to informing and educating our patients on the procedures that are interested in, which is why your initial consultation will always be with Dr. Frank himself, not a patient coordinator.
To schedule your consultation today, call our Munster offices at (219) 513-2015.