Most patients will not experience a re-growth in fat cells after undergoing facial liposuction cosmetic surgery. If the patient maintains a normal body weight after liposuction, or even puts on a moderate amount of weight over time, the body will not produce new fat cells.
The adult body does not generate new fat cells. This means that liposuction offers a permanent fat loss solution to patients. Once the fat cells in a specific area are eliminated, they cannot grow back.
Judicious board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides facial liposuction to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations in this region of SoCal.
Fat Cell Growth with Significant Weight Gain
If the patient gains a moderate amount of weight over the years after their liposuction procedure, their remaining fat cells in the treated sites will merely grow larger by holding more fat within the existing cells membranes.
But if the patient gains a significant amount of weight (ten percent of the body weight or more), there can be new fat cell production in various areas of the body. These sites may include areas already treated with liposuction surgery as well.
Upon gaining a relatively substantial amount of body weight, an adult body will experience a rise in the number of fat cells (lipocytes). These cells develop from the existing pleuripotential connective tissue cells through a process known as differentiation. This process initially converts the existing connective tissue cells into immature fat cells (lipoblasts).
After that, the lipoblasts will slowly develop into mature fat cells as the patient puts on weight progressively. But relatively lesser amounts of fat will accumulate in the liposuction treated areas in comparison to other parts of the body.
Therefore, the patient may still enjoy the body contouring advantages of liposuction cosmetic surgery to a certain extent, even with significant weight gain.
Safe Volume of Fat Cell Reduction with Liposuction
In a single treatment session, the safe fat removal limit with liposuction could range between six to eight pounds (around three to four liters). This could differ slightly depending on the patient’s body weight, health, fat deposit accumulation, and other variables.
The removal of more fat in a single session may present higher risks for the patient. If a patient requires more fat removal beyond six to eight pounds, the surgeon may choose to perform the liposuction in two or more sessions. Every session would be undertaken as separate liposuction surgery.
Aesthetic Limitations with Excessive Fat Removal
Excessive fat removal also increases the risk of developing sagging skin, dimpling, and folds in the treated sites, apart from the health risks. The presence of stubborn fat deposits in a specific area for an extended period can lead to the permanent stretching of the skin as well as elasticity loss.
A significant amount of fat removal in particular causes the site to deflate and the skin to sag. Such patients would require a combination of liposuction and a lower body lift, abdominoplasty, or breast lift, depending on the treatment area.
Reliable facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas across the horizon for liposuction.
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