Can Fat Return After Liposuction?

Dr. Luke Cusimano, FACS

Can Fat Return After Liposuction?

Oct 1, 2019 | Body, Liposuction

Today, modern technology allows men and women to achieve the body of their dreams with relative ease. One procedure that makes this possible — liposuction — is a process in which fat cells within certain areas of the body are completely removed. Although this medical practice has been somewhat perfected in recent years, many newfound patients still have a hard time grasping what life is like after the ordeal has been completed. Rather you’re someone that is considering liposuction soon or you’re interested in the technology, this article is for you.


One of the reasons that liposuction has remained the most popular method of body contouring. If you discuss liposuction with a friend or colleague, you often hear them saying how it’s weight-loss surgery. This is not true, the surgery is used to remove fat not to help patients lose weight. 

Liposuction is a fat removal procedure. This means, in basic terms, that the fat cells in specific areas are removed completely. This means that the fat cells will not return in these areas. 

However, it should be noted that liposuction is not a procedure for individuals that need to lose excessive amounts of weight. Instead, the process is designed for patients that are within 8 to 10 pounds of their ideal weight. 

Before this surgery, you should be living a healthy lifestyle and be at a stable weight. Doing this will ensure that you experience the best results and help you achieve your ideal body.


Since the fat cells from your problematic areas no longer exist, we need to make sure that our post-surgery lifestyle is modified to maintain our results. Fat cells will not come back in the treated area, but fat can still appear in other areas. To keep up your results, maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you are ready to get liposuction, your next step is to make a consultation appointment with an esteemed plastic surgeon like Dr. Cusimano. He will examine your areas of concern, go over your health history, and learn about your goals to deliver the best results for you. To make a consultation, call Dr. Cusimano’s office today or fill out an online form.