Is Liposuction Permanent? What You Need to Know

by | Dec 5, 2022

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in Toronto and for good reason. According to The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction was the second most performed cosmetic procedure, comprising 15.1% of all surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons worldwide in 2020. The popularity stems from the fact that results can be seen nearly instantly as unwanted body fat is removed to shape and contour the body to improve your silhouette.

So many of us experience stubborn spots on the body that refuse to get slimmer with exercise and diet – even the fittest among us! This lends to the popularity of liposuction as it’s a simple solution to a problem so many face.

While liposuction has a high satisfaction rate amongst patients with 80% reporting they were satisfied with their results, many individuals that come to our Toronto clinic for a liposuction consultation inquire about the longevity of their results and whether they will be permanent.

Is Liposuction Permanent?

Yes! Fat cells are permanently removed during liposuction. There are a few different liposuction techniques but all utilize a cannula and an aspirator to suction out unwanted fat from the body to achieve results. There are a few things to note, however, to ensure optimal liposuction results.

How to Ensure the Best Liposuction Results

As fat cells are permanently removed during liposuction, weight gained following your procedure typically will not gather in the area you had the procedure performed. With this in mind, there are still some things you can do pre- and post-operatively to help set yourself up for success.

It’s important to remember that liposuction is not intended to be used as a form of weight loss, but rather as a contouring procedure. For optimal results, it is recommended you hit your goal weight, or at the very least come close to it, several months before your operation. What this exact number is can vary from patient to patient, but being near your ideal will make for optimal results.

Additionally, following surgery, you should work to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime to prevent future weight gain elsewhere on the body and therefore maintain optimal results.

If you are ready to get started on your dream body, join us and our highly skilled and knowledgeable team at Clinic 360 for a consultation to discuss your body goals and to determine the best way we can help you to achieve your desired results.