Weight Gain After
Liposuction: Don't Do It!
I can tell you from personal experience, try as
hard as you can to be diligent in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, diet and
exercise regimen after liposuction. Although you had fat cells removed
during liposuction, your fat cells are designed to store the excess energy it
consumes in the form of calories. It's normal and expected in a healthy
metabolism to do so. You simply must expend more calories than you consume
to lose (fat) weight, or consume equal ratios to maintain your weight. However,
it will alter your surgical results. Even if it is a couple of pounds, and
it takes 3,500 excess calories to make one pound of fat, it has to go somewhere.
With slight weight (fat) gain, the area where you normally would show it is now
unable to store your fat as it once did, where it was evenly spaced out.
Hence you may store the additional lipid content in the remaining cells in the
treatment area which can create lumps or bumps. You will also gain mass in
the areas you normally wouldn't see as noticeably. IN other words,
areas that you would tend to see mass gain when you are 10 lb over your normal
weight as opposed to 5 lb. This means your arms, calves, breasts,
buttocks, around the ribs, etc.
I didn't gain significant weight, it was only
a few pounds. But the distribution was different within a year and a half
after surgery. I noticed my breasts had enlarged, as did my buttocks and
the skin around the ribs. I assure you I was not happy about this. I
had spoken to a few of my friends who had experienced the same thing and they
advised they had to watch their caloric intake more closely than before. I
realize age and hormonal fluctuations can change the distribution of fatty
deposits. But I noticed this within a year and a half. My activity
level did not change severely, nor did my caloric intake. I feel I notice
the fat gain in the other areas more than I would in the areas I was accustomed
to all of my life.
Hopefully, having had liposuction will
trigger you to become more health-conscious and seek out an active lifestyle and
better diet if you were sedentary and ate poorly before your procedure. It
is common that people start to take care of themselves more when they have new
body to be proud of. Just don't let extra calories ruin your