Does Liposuction Last?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Liposuction is permanent. Once removed, fat cells do not “grow back.” You can, however, gain bulky and form-obscuring weight after liposuction if you don’t take steps to maintain your results.

Does Liposuction Remove Fat?

The sole purpose of liposuction is the removal of fat. Newer liposuction techniques, such as ultrasonic liposuction and laser-guided options, may encourage the skin to tighten as well, though the primary goal of liposuction is the elimination of diet-and-exercise-resistant fat accumulations.

Infographic: Does Liposuction Tighten Skin?

How to Maintain Your New Figure

After liposuction, take time to rest and recover. This will set you up for the most rewarding outcome. Be careful to keep incisions dry and clean and make sure to follow all pre and postoperative instructions to reduce your risks of complications and improve your recovery experience.

Once you are able, typically around six weeks after surgery, you can begin a more demanding exercise routine. Aiming for at least three hours of moderate and two hours of vigorous activity weekly.

Walking, swimming, bicycling, and other low-impact activities are often just as effective as more demanding activities like running or rock climbing. Consider a few session with a personal trainer to find what works best for you.

Diet will play a significant role in maintaining body contouring results. Eat a well-balanced diet complete with fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Try to avoid diet fads and other, unsustainable methods of eating.

If you struggle with making wise food choices, work with a nutritionist who can guide you towards the best foods for your body and blood type.

Can I Get Liposuction More Than Once

So long as you are in good health, you can have liposuction multiple times on nearly any area of the body. However, it is typically wiser to make lifestyle adjustments that allow you to maintain your initial results, rather than to rely on future procedures for continued satisfaction.

Liposuction Costs

Liposuction in Indianapolis costs typically between $3,400 and $6,700. The type of liposuction used, the area being treated, and other factors will play a role in this cost.

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, liposuction costs are all-inclusive, up to your final follow-up visit. During your initial liposuction consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, we can discuss financing options as appropriate.

Call us at 317-575-9152 to schedule a consultation today. We serve Indianapolis and all surrounding Indiana communities.