Liposuction is chosen as one of the method to get rid of cellulite. This is categorized as an easy treatment with relatively permanent effects on the body fat. Liposuction also has limited harmful side effects, making it a comfortable cellulite treatment. However, there are some reported cases of coming-back cellulite after the treatment. Does cellulite really come back after liposuction?
Liposuction for cellulite
Liposuction is done by inserting a tube in the body to suck out excess fat. This treatment is commonly done to the legs, thighs, and buttocks, where fat sack is dominant. There are indeed some effects of liposuction, such as numbness and uneven skin. Liposuction aims to get rid of fat cells, which is the main trigger for cellulite. After a liposuction procedure that sucks out these fat cells, there is less possibility of having bulging up fat that results in cellulite.
Liposuction is a recommended treatment for removing excess fat that often causes overweight. Since cellulite is triggered by the excess fat under the skin, removal of these fats will inhibit cellulite formation.
Does cellulite come back after liposuction?
Many people have once undergone liposuction testifying about its instant, satisfying effect. However, some people also testify that cellulite that has been removed through a liposuction procedure comes back within months after the performed procedure. In fact, these bumpy, uneven area of the skin my not always be the coming back cellulite. Instead, it is one of the common side effects of liposuction. The most prominent effect liposuction may bring is dimples and irregularities of the treated skin area. This pattern may look like the cellulite; while in fact, it is small scars and adhesions resulted by the tube insertion during the liposuction procedure. Another reason that makes cellulite or cellulite-like bumps more prominent is that when fat is removed from beneath the skin, the previously-stretched skin retracts, resulting in some bumps and uneven area on the treated site. This is often pictured as cellulite that comes back after liposuction.
Although cellulite cannot be definitely said to come back after a liposuction, the removed fat does come back commonly after 12 months after the procedure, especially if you do not change your lifestyle and diet plan after having a liposuction performed. There is a common pattern of the fat that comes back after liposuction; it comes back to affect different area from the one undergoing the procedure previously. For instance, if you are undergoing liposuction on the thighs, buttocks, and arms, it is possible for the fat to come back and infests the lower abdomen rather than re-infesting the previously-treated buttocks, arms, and thighs. As a result, you might picture some bumps, dimples, and uneven skin area similar to cellulite on the newly-infested area. These coming-back fat almost always causes bumps and dimples on the area where it is distributed, while the areas previously undergoing a liposuction will hardly be affected by these fat.
The main problem is that, the body always balances the fat. It means that your fat amount will be always similar to your fat amount during adolescence. When you gain a lot of fat, which is removed through a liposuction, your body will balance this amount after the procedure is performed. Therefore, if you do not change your lifestyle and diet plan after the procedure, you will start gaining weight, which will affect the untreated areas.
Is it possible to prevent cellulite from coming back after liposuction?
In most cases, fat does come back after liposuction, within 12 months period if the person undergoing the procedure do not perform any efforts to control the weight. In fact, liposuction is not a guaranteed procedure to prevent fat cells from re-developing on your body. There are some things you need to do in order to control your body weight and thus, prevent the fat from coming back and developing around your untreated body areas. To minimize the fat cell that comes back after liposuction, it is important to:
- Regain your skin tone and elasticity by exercising daily and regularly. It is important to re-tone your skin and get back its elasticity in order to inhibit the body from re-balancing the fat cells.
- Perform healthier lifestyle that will help you to minimize fat accumulation beneath the skin. Cellulite is fat bulging up from beneath the skin and thus, less fat will cause less cellulite formation. Therefore, it is important for you to do strength training after undergoing liposuction, so that the fat beneath the skin can be broken into smaller fat cells that can be disposed by the lymphatic system.
- Eat less greasy foods, which will inhibit fat cell formation. Fat from the foods will contribute to your body fat, which may develop into fat and tissues plies causing cellulite.