Maintaining your liposuction results can be a challenge for some, and you may be wondering about potential weight gain after lipo and how it will affect your body. While liposuction permanently removes some fat cells from targeted areas, it does not prevent future weight gain in the remaining fat cells throughout the body. So, it is possible to gain weight after liposuction. But don’t fret – in this article, we’ll be providing some tips and insights into how you can manage and prevent weight gain after liposuction.

Liposuction and Weight Gain

Can You Gain Weight After Liposuction?

The short answer is yes, you can gain weight after liposuction surgery. The longer answer is liposuction removes fat cells from your body permanently, which can make it seem harder to gain weight afterwards. However, it’s still possible to put on weight post-surgery. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • Liposuction isn’t a weight loss solution or a substitute for regular exercise and a healthy diet.
  • It’s not a treatment for obesity and doesn’t guarantee permanent weight loss.
  • The procedure doesn’t remove cellulite or tighten skin that is loose or sagging.
  • Even after liposuction, you can still gain weight. If you do, the fat will likely distribute to other areas of your body.

Understanding these factors can help you manage your expectations and maintain your results after liposuction.

How to Maintain Your Lipo Results

Keeping up your results after liposuction takes more than just recovering from the surgery—it’s about making lasting changes to how you live. Here’s how you can help keep the weight off over the long run.

Diet

  • Make smart food choices: Fill your plate with vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. Cut down on sugar and saturated fats to avoid weight gain.
  • Stick to your calorie goals: It’s important to consume enough calories to energise your day without going overboard. If you’re not sure what your target should be, a nutritionist can help set you up.
  • Plan your meals: Organise your meals in advance to steer clear of last-minute, less healthy choices. Keeping healthy snacks ready can also stop you from indulging in junk food.

Exercise

  • Pick the right activities: Begin with low-impact exercises like walking or yoga. As you get stronger and more comfortable, you can slowly add more intense workouts. Always check with your doctor or a physical therapist first to make sure you’re doing safe activities for where you’re at in recovery.
  • Ease into it: Start with shorter exercise sessions a few times a week and gradually increase them. What matters most is that you’re consistent.
  • Keep moving: Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days. This keeps your metabolism up and helps manage your weight.

Lifestyle

  • Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water helps keep your appetite in check, supports digestion, and keeps your metabolism ticking.
  • Sleep and stress: Getting enough sleep is essential as too little can lead to weight gain. Managing stress is just as important—try meditation, deep breathing, or just doing something you love to keep stress levels down.
  • Look at the big picture: It’s all about balance. Regular health check-ups, taking care of your mental well-being, and staying connected with friends and family are all part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

By focusing on these key areas—diet, exercise, and lifestyle—you can not only maintain your liposuction results but also enhance your overall well-being.

Explore Your Liposuction Options with Levant Cosmetic Surgery

For all your liposuction questions and needs, choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery. Our team of experts are here to guide you every step of the way, from initial consultation to post-surgery care.

Trust us to provide professional advice and personalised treatment plans that ensure you get the best results. Ready to start your journey or just looking to learn more?

Call us on 1300 323 772 or schedule your consultation and learn more about what Levant Cosmetic Surgery can do for you.

Weight Gain After Lipo FAQs

Why did I gain weight after liposuction?

After liposuction, weight gain can happen if you don’t stick to a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to remember that while liposuction removes fat cells from specific areas, other areas of your body can still gain fat if you consume more calories than you burn.

Is it hard to lose weight after liposuction?

It’s not necessarily harder to lose weight after liposuction as long as you maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise routine. In fact, many people feel more motivated to keep a healthy lifestyle after seeing the results of their surgery.

Does liposuction mess up your metabolism?

Liposuction doesn’t directly affect your metabolism. However, because it removes fat cells, there’s less tissue in your body that burns calories. This is why maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-surgery is crucial to prevent weight gain.

How long does it take to lose water weight after liposuction?

The swelling and water retention from liposuction usually start to decrease within a few weeks, but it can take a few months to fully settle. Everyone’s body is different, so the exact timing can vary.

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.
Patient Satisfaction:
We strive to meet our patient's expectations and prioritise their safety and satisfaction with our services.
Fair and Transparent Pricing:
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.
Thorough Consultations:
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.
24-Hour Doctor Assistance:
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.

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.
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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.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
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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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