Does Liposuction Really Last Forever?
New York plastic surgeon Melissa Doft, MD, says, “Unless a person is morbidly obese or a growing child, they have a finite number of fat cells. When you gain or lose weight, these fat cells expand or shrink. What liposuction does is remove the fat cells forever. Not every fat cell will be removed, so it is still possible to gain weight in the area that was liposucted, but the weight is gained in a more even distribution.” This means that if you typically gain weight in your thighs, and then you have liposuction there, you may still gain a little there afterward, but not only there. Therefore, your body will look much more proportional and any weight gain won’t be as noticeable.