Can You Gain Weight After Liposuction?


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Can You Gain Weight After Liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure used to remove excess fat from areas of the body. This can include the stomach, hips, and thighs. Although liposuction may result in a slimmer and more sculpted image due to having fewer fat cells, it’s important for patients to understand that it is not a full-proof weight loss solution. 

In saying this, it is still possible to gain weight after liposuction for various reasons. The team at Liposuction Australia have outlined the common factors contributing to weight gain after liposuction and offers valuable tips on achieving your desired body shape. Read on to find out more.    

What is Liposuction and Why Would I Need it? 

Liposuction may sound daunting, but the procedure is minimally invasive and will effectively remove fat from many areas of the body. 

The procedure will simply use a thin, hollow tube, called a cannula, that is inserted into the body and remove excess fat using a vacuum or syringe. 

If you feel as though you have areas of fat around your body that do not respond to diets or exercise, liposuction may just be what you’re looking for. 

Liposuction and Weight Gain 

Why am I not losing weight after liposuction?

During Liposuction, fat cells are permanently removed from the body, meaning it is harder to gain weight after the procedure. However, this does not mean that it’s not possible. 

There are some important factors to note when considering liposuction and how it influences your weight journey:

  • Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, exercise or a healthy diet.  
  • It is not considered an obesity treatment and does not promise lasting weight loss.
  • Removing fat cells cannot eliminate cellulite or tighten loose or sagging skin. 
  • There are still ways to gain weight after liposuction – the fat will just appear in other parts of the body. 

Why Did I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

Tips on Maintaining Weight Loss After Liposuction 

Many patients ask themselves why their weight comes back after a liposuction procedure. The truth is, most of the time, any considerable weight gain is under your own control.

Some simple and easy tips to follow when trying to maintain your ideal weight after liposuction include the following. 

A Healthy Diet-Focused Lifestyle 

A successful liposuction procedure doesn’t mean you get to stop being diet-conscious. Your caloric intake, the food you consume, and how many ‘cheat meals’ you have in a week will all affect how your body fluctuates in weight. 

A bad diet will likely lead to weight gain; however, this weight will appear in areas of your body that were not targeted in the procedure. Ensure you’re continuing to follow a suitable diet for your weight goals both before and after your liposuction surgery for optimal results.

Losing Excess Body Weight Before the Procedure 

Even though liposuction targets stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to disappear, it should not be used as your first go-to solution when starting your weight loss journey.

Our liposuction specialists advise all patients to engage in a healthier lifestyle before booking their first session. By completing regular exercise and changing components of your diet, you should start to lose some of your excess weight, which is important in the overall success of the procedure and maintaining the weight loss once completed. 

Ongoing Exercise 

The fastest way to regain weight after a liposuction procedure is by refusing to engage in regular exercise. 

Although the targeted fat cells do not move after you undergo liposuction, not doing any physical activity could still change the way your body looks. Therefore, you may notice that fat is starting to build in areas where liposuction has not occurred. 

For instance, if you had liposuction on your thighs, you may find that the remaining fat cells in your abdomen start to gain more weight.  

Reaching A Healthy Weight With Liposuction

If you’re living a healthy lifestyle both before and after your liposuction treatment, it is more likely that you will reach a stable weight. This is because using liposuction in conjunction with a natural weight loss procedure is guaranteed to provide results.   

Further, by being able to permanently remove fat cells and lose weight, you can finally get rid of the stubborn fat that never seems to disappear! 

At Liposuction Australia, we can help you lose the extra weight you’re sick and tired of carrying around. 

Our accredited day surgery provides quality liposuction procedures for areas of the body that contain stubborn pockets of fat. Don’t let excess fat cells change your shape. Instead, let our liposuction specialists gift you with your dream body.  

Get a quote for a procedure at Liposuction Australia today. It’s quick, safe, and non-invasive and will help you feel more confident about your body. 


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Liposuction Australia would like to advise that any surgical procedure carries risk. Individual results may vary and before proceeding, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.

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Liposuction Australia would like to advise that any surgical procedure carries risk. Individual results may vary and before proceeding, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.