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DR. DIKSHA DIXIT | Doctor

Can Fat Return After Liposuction?

01-Jun-2021

Everyone dreams of having an ideal body shape and a healthy and fit life, and, to an extent, liposuction helps achieve that. Known for providing near-immediate results, liposuction surgery helps eliminate the stubborn pockets of fat in the body that aren’t responsive to rigorous diet and exercise.

Despite the successful results it churns, people have many queries and misconceptions about this cosmetic treatment, especially when dealing with the longevity of the procedure. Do the dissolved fat pockets return? Are the results permanent?

These are some of the common questions that swirl in the minds of potential patients, and we are here to answer them all.

Table Of Contents

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1. When Can I Start Seeing Liposuction Surgery Results?

2. Does Liposuction Surgery Remove Fat permanently?

3. How to Maintain Long-term Results after Liposuction?

4. What if I opt for Liposuction More than Once?

Take Away

1. When Can I Start Seeing Liposuction Surgery Results

Before anything, keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. It is simply done to remove the excess or unwanted body fat from certain parts of the body, especially around the abdomen and the thighs.

For the most part, the lack of sensitivity is often forayed when the excess fats and muscles underneath the breast put excess strain on the sensory nerves in the breast, especially the ones around the areola. In case this persists, consult your doctor about the same.

Although the Vaser liposuction procedure removes the fat cells from the body immediately, seeing the final results can take some time. Your body needs time to heal and recover after the surgery before you get to see the stark difference the procedure brings along.

There is necessarily a standard time frame for when you can start seeing the final results, but it can take somewhere between 6-12 weeks to see the final revealing difference after the surgery. Some patients witness promising results within the first 2-3 months, while some patients can even take up to a year to see the results. It is often subjective to the patient’s body and recovery after the surgery.

The reason why it’s harder to detect the results right away after the surgery is because of the swelling it leaves. Once the swelling heals, the results are prominently visible to the patients.

2.  Does Liposuction Surgery Remove Fat permanently?

To answer the question, yes, liposuction surgery permanently removes the excess or unwanted fat from the localized body parts, be it the abdomen or the back. Although liposuction has branched out into multiple procedures now, the end goal of each treatment is to permanently remove the fat cells to prevent further fat storage in the body.

The procedure uses a cannula inserted into the targeted body part to loosen the fat cells and then extract them out of the body. There are generally four primary types of liposuction surgery, including:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
  • Laser-assisted liposuction
  • Power-assisted liposuction

Although the objective of each of these procedures is to remove excess body fat, the procedures might vary depending on the equipment it used and the steps followed.
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3. How to Maintain Long-term Results after Liposuction?

Although the liposuction surgery permanently removes the fat cells from the treated part of the body, there are always chances of the fat returning if the patient gains an uncontrolled weight. However, a patient can ideally prevent the return of fat cells development and fat storage in the body if they maintain their “post-lipo weight.”

Most of the time, a considerable weight gain will eventually result in increase in size of residual fat cells in the body, including the areas that have been treated with liposuction. However, remember that these are “newly” developed fat cells as a result of weight gain. These aren’t the fat cells that were previously removed with the liposuction surgery.


Following are some of the ideal tips to maintain long-term results following the Vaser liposuction procedure:

Follow your surgeon’s instruction – Once you are done with your surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will guide you with proper instructions about your lifestyle henceforth. From your diet to activity, the surgeon will clarify all the duly required steps that you need to follow. Make sure that you are mindful of those instructions and follow them religiously.

Focus on the diet – Most post-liposuction patients are asked to maintain a healthy diet, focusing more on consuming protein and complex carbohydrates. If possible, follow a calorie deficit diet to maintain a healthy weight.

Drink an ideal amount of water – One of the primary reasons behind weight gain is lack of water intake. If you want optimal working of metabolism, make sure that you keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Consume eight glasses of water, which is considered a standard. Water also keeps unwarranted cravings at bay, helping you maintain a healthy diet.

Consume smaller meals – If you have a habit of eating three big meals a day, cut them down to 5-6 smaller meals. Doing this keeps your metabolism optimal throughout the day and prevents the risks of overeating too. Include healthy snacks, fruits, and other smaller and nutritious meals throughout the day.Indulge in exercising – Once you have completely healed and start leading a normal life, get back into the habit of exercising. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something extensive. Even 20 minutes of brisk walking in a day can help you, and your body stay in shape.

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4. What if I opt for Liposuction More than Once?

While thinking about undergoing liposuction more than once, most patients are worried about the liposuction side effects, which is pretty standard. However, it is entirely safe to undergo the procedure more than once, provided that you maintain a gap of at least six months between the two procedures.


Getting liposuction surgery in Delhi from an experienced professional is key. If you aren’t consulting a reliable surgeon, you will eventually have to witness risks of uneven results. Generally, each session of liposuction can remove a maximum of 10% of body weight safely . So, if you aren’t satisfied with the results from the initial surgery, you can undergo the procedure again to get rid of more fat cells from the body.

Take Away

Liposuction cost in Delhi generally starts from INR 50,000 and goes higher up depending on area . However, remember that these numbers are subjective and will vary, and we’d recommend patients to rely on the goodwill and success rate of a clinic and surgeon instead of the packages it suggests.

At Aesculpir, you will get proper liposuction surgery treatment with optimal post-operative care from a team of esteemed cosmetic surgeons at an affordable cost.

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