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Is liposculpture completely permanent? I have had a hard time getting rid of a few problem areas of fat on my body, especially around my thighs. While i've thought a lot about going to a doctor for a surgical solution, i don't know if i will need it again

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Dr. Marcus Peterson
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Permanent

Liposuction is permanent in that fat cells are permanently removed.
This will change the contour and bulk of the fat in the area that is liposuctioned. If you keep your weight and activity stable the results will be permanent. When you do liposuction you should be at a normal healthy weight which you plan to maintain.

In brief: Permanent

Liposuction is permanent in that fat cells are permanently removed.
This will change the contour and bulk of the fat in the area that is liposuctioned. If you keep your weight and activity stable the results will be permanent. When you do liposuction you should be at a normal healthy weight which you plan to maintain.
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Somewhat

Liposuction permanently removes fat from an area.
If you gain weight, then remaining fat cells will" plump up.".

In brief: Somewhat

Liposuction permanently removes fat from an area.
If you gain weight, then remaining fat cells will" plump up.".
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not a substitute

Liposuction or "liposculpture" is effective in treating areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise not a substitute for healthy eating habits and lifestyle.
Make sure you seek the opinion of a board certified plastic surgeon if you are considering liposuction.

In brief: Not a substitute

Liposuction or "liposculpture" is effective in treating areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise not a substitute for healthy eating habits and lifestyle.
Make sure you seek the opinion of a board certified plastic surgeon if you are considering liposuction.
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Dr. Adam Rubinstein
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The results of liposuction are permanent, but that doesn't mean that you can't get a deposit of excess fat in the future.
If you do not take good care of yourself you can gain fat in all areas including where liposuction was done. The areas where fat was removed will always have less fat cells in that area forever. I host a weekly radio show and we did an episode all about liposuction. I invite you to listen to that episode, you may learn a lot of good information. You can click the link below to check out the show on the network website. You can also download the show in itunes if your prefer. You will find it as a free download in the podcast section. We are planning a show on abdominoplasty this week.http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/51504/fat-be-gone-liposuction-demystified [http://www.Voiceamerica.Com/episode/51504/fat-be-gone-liposuction-demystified]i hope this info helps!best regards, adam j rubinstein, md, facshttp://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com [http://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com]305-792-7575past chief, section of plastic surgery jackson north medical centeractive member, american society of plastic surgeonsactive member, american society for aesthetic plastic surgeryactive member, international society of aesthetic plastic surgeryfounding member, american society of bariatric plastic surgeonsactive member, american academy of anti-aging medicineconfidentiality notice: the information contained in this electronic message may be privileged and confidential, and may or may not contain sensitive and personal information, including identifiable health information, the confidentiality of which may be protected by federal and state law and is only for the use of the individual(s) or entity(ies) named on address line(s)above. This electronic message in no way substitutes for medical or cosmetic advice. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited, and the reader is requested to notify dr. Rubinstein at 305-792-7575 or info@dr-rubinstein.Com [mailto:info@dr-rubinstein.Com] immediately and to delete the information. We assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the information contained in this email.

In brief: The

The results of liposuction are permanent, but that doesn't mean that you can't get a deposit of excess fat in the future.
If you do not take good care of yourself you can gain fat in all areas including where liposuction was done. The areas where fat was removed will always have less fat cells in that area forever. I host a weekly radio show and we did an episode all about liposuction. I invite you to listen to that episode, you may learn a lot of good information. You can click the link below to check out the show on the network website. You can also download the show in itunes if your prefer. You will find it as a free download in the podcast section. We are planning a show on abdominoplasty this week.http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/51504/fat-be-gone-liposuction-demystified [http://www.Voiceamerica.Com/episode/51504/fat-be-gone-liposuction-demystified]i hope this info helps!best regards, adam j rubinstein, md, facshttp://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com [http://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com]305-792-7575past chief, section of plastic surgery jackson north medical centeractive member, american society of plastic surgeonsactive member, american society for aesthetic plastic surgeryactive member, international society of aesthetic plastic surgeryfounding member, american society of bariatric plastic surgeonsactive member, american academy of anti-aging medicineconfidentiality notice: the information contained in this electronic message may be privileged and confidential, and may or may not contain sensitive and personal information, including identifiable health information, the confidentiality of which may be protected by federal and state law and is only for the use of the individual(s) or entity(ies) named on address line(s)above. This electronic message in no way substitutes for medical or cosmetic advice. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited, and the reader is requested to notify dr. Rubinstein at 305-792-7575 or info@dr-rubinstein.Com [mailto:info@dr-rubinstein.Com] immediately and to delete the information. We assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the information contained in this email.
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