Can getting Liposuction in One Body Area Make Another Get Fatter?

The Mayo clinic posted the statement that "It's possible that if you remove fat cells from one area with liposuction, you may gain less weight in that area, but you'll gain more in another area of your body." Have you seen this with your patients? Please explain!!

Liposuction is permanent targeted weight loss

Unlike many of the exercise infomercials you may see liposuction is targeted permanent fat loss. We can treat specific areas and permanently remove fat cells (fat cells do not have the capacity to grow back). The concept you are referring to has to do with the bodies distribution of stored calories into fat reserves. The concept of the non-treated areas becoming larger or the fat cells getting larger is one that makes sense from a biological standpoint - if you have a fixed number of fat cells and you have removed cells from one region... if you gain weight the other fat cells must compensate. In our San Francisco area practice we have not seen this in our post liposuction patients. I hope this helps.

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