One of the most common liposuction surgery questions patients ask is whether their fat will return in the years following their procedure. For the best results, most plastic surgeons recommend being close to your ideal weight before this body contouring procedure, and sticking to regular diet and exercise after your procedure.

A recent study shows that women who adopt an exercise routine after liposuction may prevent new fat from forming, according to an article from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The study followed 36 women seeking flatter bellies with liposuction of the abdominal area. Half of these women were instructed to exercise three times a week starting two months after their liposuction procedures.

Upon follow-up, all the women still had flatter stomachs than before liposuction; however, the women who did not exercise had developed “visceral fat,” which collects around internal organs. Visceral fat has been linked to an increased risk for certain health conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Liposuction alone should not be considered an answer to weight and health issues. Liposuction is a great way to remove stubborn fat that is not responding to diet and exercise, but you must continue to diet and exercise after liposuction to maintain your results.

To learn more about liposuction in Dallas, Texas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.