If you’ve recently undergone liposuction surgery, you may be wondering how long liposuction lasts. The good news is the results of liposuction are considered permanent as your body is unable to grow new fat cells to replace the fat cells that were removed during your liposuction procedure. However, this does not mean you cannot gain weight after liposuction, which is why it’s essential you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle after your liposuction procedure for long-lasting results. In this article, we’ll cover what you need to know to ensure long-lasting liposuction results.

How Long Does Liposuction Last?

The results of liposuction surgery are considered permanent. This is because you are born with a certain number of fat cells, and once these fat cells are removed via liposuction surgery, they are gone for good.

However, this doesn’t mean you’re unable to gain weight after undergoing liposuction. Body fat can still redistribute after liposuction, especially if you don’t follow post-operative advice and do not look after your body with proper diet and exercise habits.

What Liposuction Does to Fat

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Our bodies have a set number of fat cells that either expand or shrink as we gain or lose weight. This fixed number is determined early in life, leading to those frustrating areas where fat seems stubborn despite weight loss elsewhere.

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from targeted areas, potentially enhancing the body’s shape with the aim to make those areas more proportionate to the rest of the body.

However, not all fat cells are removed in these areas, so if weight is gained later, the remaining cells can still enlarge. Because there are fewer of them, the body should, in theory, keep a more balanced shape post-liposuction, even with slight weight gain.

That being said, gaining a lot of weight after liposuction can make untreated areas look larger in comparison because they still have their original number of fat cells.

Basically, liposuction can help with shaping the body, but it’s not a weight loss solution or a free pass to eat excessively. In fact, gaining weight post-surgery might highlight imbalances in body shape more than before.

How Soon After Liposuction Will You See Results?

After liposuction, it typically takes around 3 to 6 months to see the full results. Initially, there’s likely to be swelling and bruising, which can mask the immediate changes. As your body heals and the swelling subsides, you’ll start to notice your new contours emerging.

Remember, every person’s recovery journey is personal, so some may see their results sooner or later than this general timeframe. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions can help ensure the best possible outcome.

Tips to Make Liposuction Results Last

To keep your new shape after liposuction, staying close to your post-surgery weight is key. While everyone’s body reacts differently, aiming not to gain more than 5 kilograms will help you maintain those results. Depending on your body’s tendencies, like if you’re prone to gaining weight in specific areas, this number might vary slightly. Here are some straightforward ways to manage your weight:

Track What You Eat

Keeping an eye on your calorie intake and ensuring you’re getting enough protein can prevent unwanted weight gain. Aiming for 70 to 150 grams of protein daily, depending on your activity level and weight, can keep hunger at bay and support weight maintenance.

Drink Plenty of Water

Often, what feels like hunger is actually thirst. Drinking enough water can help avoid unnecessary snacking. A general guideline is for women to drink about half a gallon and men about a gallon of water or other hydrating fluids each day to stay well-hydrated.

Stay Active

Walking is an easy and effective way to keep off any extra kilos. Aiming for 150 minutes of moderate-paced walking each week can do wonders for your weight and heart health. If you overeat occasionally, adding extra walking can help balance out the extra calories.

Consider Swimming

Swimming is an excellent low-impact exercise that burns calories efficiently by engaging many muscle groups, including your body’s largest muscles. It’s an especially good option for maintaining your weight after liposuction because it’s easy on the joints.

By incorporating these habits into your lifestyle, you can enjoy the benefits of liposuction for a long time. Each step helps manage your weight effectively, ensuring your liposuction results are as long-lasting as possible.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today

Take the first step towards understanding your liposuction options with Levant Cosmetic Surgery. Schedule your liposuction consultation today to receive personalised advice and insights from our experienced professionals. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive information to help guide your liposuction decisions.

Liposuction Results FAQs

Is liposuction permanent?

Yes, liposuction is permanent in the sense that the fat cells removed during the procedure are gone for good. However, the remaining fat cells can still expand if you gain weight, potentially altering the results.

How many years does liposuction last?

The results of liposuction can last indefinitely, as long as you maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. The key to lasting results is avoiding significant weight fluctuations.

Will fat come back after liposuction?

Fat cells removed by liposuction will not come back. However, if you gain weight after the procedure, remaining fat cells in your body can enlarge, affecting the overall appearance. It’s also possible for fat to accumulate in other areas of the body.

What to expect 3 months after liposuction?

Three months post-liposuction, most of the swelling and bruising should have subsided, and you’ll start to see a more accurate reflection of the final outcome. It’s common to notice a significant improvement in the treated area’s shape and contour by this time.

How long after lipo do you see final results?

The final results of liposuction typically become fully visible between 6 to 12 months after the procedure. This time frame allows for the complete resolution of swelling and for your skin and tissues to adjust and heal.

Why Choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Your Choice of Doctor:
Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.
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During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
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Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
Exceptional Post-Operative Care:
We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
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For any concerns or queries post-surgery our doctors are available 24-hours including after hours for their patients. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 000.
6 week post op results for this patient who had her chin & neck treated with Vaser Liposuction with @dr_chris_lee at Levant Cosmetic Surgery Canberra.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
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Surgery performed by:
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here. https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
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Vaser liposuction results for this patient who had her neck treated with @drerfanrahbar & is now at 6 weeks post op.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr. Erfan Rahbar MED0001122411 Registered medical practitioner.

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Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors. It's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.

Want to learn more about a treatment at Levant? Reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

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This patient had Vaser liposuction to her back & flanks. She saw @dr_mitchell_kim & @dr_kai_gebusion for treatment & is now 8 weeks post op.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435, Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960 Registered Medical Practitioners. General Registrations.

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