New York, NY- Liposuction gives many people the chance to eliminate some unsightly pockets of fat. Despite their bests efforts the individuals who have this procedure just can’t get rid of all the fat. Last year, a study came out that showed some of the fat could return, but men and women who make lifestyle changes shouldn’t encounter this problem.
Liposuction removes subcutaneous fat, tissue which sits just under the skin. A study, conducted by the University of Colorado, found that women who underwent liposuction, but made no changes to their diet or physical activity did see the fat return. This emphasizes the fact that maintaining a lean physique requires that a person change their lifestyle to keep the fat from returning.
The majority of cosmetic surgeons require that their patients be at a healthy weight that they have been able to maintain for a period of time. Liposuction should not be viewed as a weight loss method and instead be considered a body contouring procedure, allowing a patient to remove fat in specific problem areas.
Basically, if a person overeats then the fat will return, sometimes in areas of the body that did not have a liposuction treatment. Patients who have had the body contouring procedure should also make changes to their lifestyle, by eating healthier and including physical activity in order to maintain their new and improved look.