If I Undergo Liposuction, Will the Fat Reappear?

Body Care, Surgical

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in Australia, even more so than in the US. This may be due to the fact that the reason why so many people opt for liposuction is the near-immediate results it produces in removing unwanted body fat.

Everyone, both men and women, want their version of an ideal silhouette, and even people who are considered to be fit undergo liposuction to target the stubborn areas of fat that seem to be unaffected by exercise and diet.

The most frequently ask question we receive from patients is about the potential for fat to reappear after a liposuction procedure. Can it happen?

arm liposuction before and after

This is one example of the before and after effects of arm liposuction performed by Chelsea Cosmetics.

The Permanent Removal of Fat

First, let’s stress that liposuction is not a process for weight loss and should never be substituted for good diet and exercise. It’s not a free pass to eat anything you like then have it sucked out! Instead, liposuction should be looked at as a form of sculpting.

The various liposuction techniques will remove fat cells from a targeted area with the use of a cannula, which will suction out the stubborn fat. This process permanently removes fat cells from the body.

Will The Fat Reappear?

This is where people often get confused. Yes, fat can return, however not to the cells removed during the liposuction procedure. We strongly recommend a good diet and regular exercise to maintain the new body you have created with liposuction. If you gain a small amount of weight after the procedure, the existing fat cells in your body will get a little bigger somewhat diminishing the results of the liposuction.

It is important to note, however, that the overall body shape created by the liposuction procedure will still be evident. The area that you focused on with the liposuction procedure will have less fat cells than the untreated surrounding regions.

If you were to experience considerable weight gain, new fat cells could develop, including in the previously treated areas. It will, however, likely accumulate less in these spots.

liposuction melbourne before and after

A second example of the liposuction procedure performed by Chelsea Cosmetics, this time in the abdominal region.

Maintain Your Liposuction Results

Maintaining your ideal weight through diet and exercise is the most effective way to ensure you get the most out of your liposuction results long-term. To achieve this, we strongly recommend:

  • You follow all post-procedure instructions offered by our team
  • Eating a healthy diet full of protein and healthy carbohydrates
  • Keep hydrated throughout the day with water
  • Eating several smaller meals as opposed to three large ones
  • Exercise regularly

Considering Liposuction? Speak to Chelsea Cosmetics Today

Before you decide to undergo liposuction, speak to the experienced staff at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne for a free consultation. You will be able to ask any questions you may have while also gaining an exact understanding of the associated costs. We will help make sure that liposuction is the right path for you, so you can achieve your body goals!

We offer the finest care in Melbourne via a range of cosmetic procedures, all of which have the primary goal of improving confidence and the quality of life. As mentioned earlier, liposuction is about refining the areas of your body that have not responded to your other efforts, we can ensure that together we can achieve the body that gives you the confidence you deserve.

Contact us today to book a free consultation and start the path towards building the body you decide you want. With the help of Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne, you can feel comfortable and confident in your skin again; just as you should!


Disclaimer: Losing weight through natural methods and regular exercise offers more health benefits compared to liposuction. We strongly encourage patients to pursue their goals using natural and healthy approaches before contemplating liposuction. It’s important to note that liposuction is not a method for weight loss; while it may result in a reduction in dress or pants sizes, the scale may not reflect a significant difference.

Also, before deciding on cosmetic procedures, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from any treatments and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.