The enhanced silhouette from liposuction is permanent, although it is possible to gain weight after liposuction. The way weight settles on the body is different from simple weight measurements. Two women of the same height and weight can have two entirely different body shapes. Even if you do experience weight gain, your body will not go back to its original shape prior to the procedure.

LiposuctionDuring the recovery period, you will notice some swelling in the abdominal area. This is completely normal and not because you’ve put on weight. The swelling should reduce over time, and you’ll be able to see the results from the procedure. The swelling is actually water and not fat. If you happen to step on the scale, you’ll see that this accumulated water has added to your weight. As you recover, the water will be dispelled from your body.

How your body works

Liposuction removes fat cells from targeted problem areas. In these spots, fat deposits are persistent, regardless of weight. Once removed, these cells will not naturally grow back. By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen, you can expect to keep the shape that you’ve decided on and discussed with your surgeon.

In the event that you gain weight, your body will put on fat but not in the same way as before. You will become larger but maintain the results from the procedure. Weight will be distributed, so you’ll stay in proportion.

Changes due to pregnancy

Your body will change from pregnancy. As each woman, and each pregnancy, is different, you may put on very little weight or a lot. After birth, it’s possible to eat well and exercise to regain the shape that you had after liposuction.