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One of the most important factors prior to undergoing any cosmetic treatment is to have an understanding outlook on your procedure.  By having realistic expectations, you are more likely to be happy and satisfied with your end results. You do not want to go in to any procedure or surgery with the mindset that when you get off the operating table, you will be perfect.  This approach will only leave you with frustration and disappointment.

One common question from liposuction patients is whether or not the results will be permanent.  The results from liposuction are unique to every individual.  The fat cells that are removed from the body through liposuction are removed permanently.  The area where liposuction is performed will significantly lose fat cells in that area and make it nearly impossible for those cells to grow back.  The contour of the targeted area will also be improved, since the stubborn fat is removed entirely.

However, this does not mean that you will never gain weight in that area again. Without diet and exercise, the body will always continue to gain weight.  Also, fat cells will enlarge in untreated areas of the body as well as in the remaining fat cell where the liposuction was performed.  With weight gain, your body may accumulate fat in other areas disproportionately which can make the body look out of proportion in these areas.

Liposuction should not be an alternative to losing weight.  Rather, liposuction should be used to create a contoured look in the areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.  The best way to maintain your liposuction results is to follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen.  By doing so, your liposuction results will continue to look good and naturally shaped.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested in liposuction, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.  Pasadena cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can evaluate your individual case and help you decide if liposuction is a good option for you.