SmartLipo review after picture
This picture was taken 5 days after the SmartLipo procedure. There is still some swelling.

“Will the fat come back after liposuction?” This is a frequently asked question by those who are considering to undergo the treatment. There is a fear that the outcome of the procedure will reverse itself over the long term. We want to separate the myths from the facts about liposuction to promote the awareness of sustainable liposuction.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery treatment for those people who are concerned with fat and body sculpting issues on their body. Making the initial investment into liposuction can be rewarding, however the rewards can all be undone if you mismanage your health routine to maintain the shape that you acquired after the surgery.

Below are a few questions to debunk the myths from the facts when it comes to life after liposuction.

Can liposuction change my life for the better?

If your goal is to have a nice looking body that is desirable to you and offers you the confidence and physique that you always wanted, then it is a decision that can change your life for the better.

I think that liposuction won’t last forever and that the fat will just come back.

This is partially a myth and partially a fact. The fat can be kept away if people maintain a good diet and exercise program with their lifestyle to prevent the fat being stored across the different areas of their bodies. Problems often occur with those people who use liposuction as a means of weight control instead of choosing to manage their consumption and exercise habits.

Can the decision that is made initially for the short term maintain the benefits over the long term?

There is a fear that as the person gets older, the marks from the incisions and the surgery will begin to show. This may result in ‘tidying up the body’ over the long term. You shouldn’t feel like you have made the wrong decision or that you are having regrets about the procedure that you have undergone.

There is a fear that as the body ages naturally, that there may be a requirement to get additional treatments to get things tightened on the body. If you go with a surgeon who has the experience and the skills to do a very good job, then you will reduce the long-term risks that may affect your surgery scarring or health concerns.

What are some of the things that you can notice with your body over time, following the liposuction surgery?

If you are experiencing any symptoms such as unusual pains or sagginess that you feel may be related to your liposuction procedure, it is recommended to consult a specialist who can advise you. You can read more information here to find out more about what to expect with the long-term outcome with undergoing liposuction.

Some people have also said that they noticed they were putting on weight in other areas where they have never put on weight before. There are doctors and studies who claim that the fat starts being diversified across other areas of the body. This is because the fat should distribute evenly across the body.


Choose a lifestyle that will sustain the results from your liposuction procedure.

It is up to you to change your lifestyle. Your lifestyle choices will affect the sustainability of your liposuction treatment. Remember, that if you don’t eat to help your new shape, then expect your old self to return and the fat to return to other areas. We would hope that after your liposuction treatment, you would feel more inspired to exercise and support a lifestyle that will maintain your body’s changes.

But I’m still concerned that the liposuction treatment I had will come back to haunt me?

It is important to remember that the liposuction will change your shape. It doesn’t change the lifestyle that will maintain your shape. If you are disciplined with making your new lifestyle choice, then you won’t have anything to fear in the long term.

If you are interested in a liposuction treatment or if you would like to find out more about the procedure, speak to a specialist from the Cosmos Clinic.