Will the Fat come back after it is removed?

Plastic Surgery Myth: Once Fat is removed it won’t come back. If it does come back, it will come back in other places.

True but false! Yes, the fat is removed permanently, but liposuction does not alter the human body genetics. Fat can come back if you do not maintain proper diet and exercise. Maintaining your liposuction results is key to a great outcome. The surgeon can remove the fat, but you must also be devoted to keeping it off. If you continue to have a poor diet after liposuction, you can still gain weight, and even gain the weight back where you had liposuction. Again, liposuction does not alter your DNA, it just removes fat cells. Patients need to understand that as we age, our metabolism slows down. The older we get, the harder it is for us to lose those additional inches. That is why liposuction can be so wonderful. But, you must still maintain a healthy diet and exercise program.

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Am I a candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is designed for removing unwanted fat and to achieve mild skin tightening.  The ideal candidate is in good health and normal body weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss program, but rather an ideal procedure to contour the body of unwanted areas of fat that diet and exercise fail to address. To see if you are a candidate for liposuction, please refer to our Body Mass Index Chart:

Body Mass Index Chart by Dr. Paul S. Howard


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