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Is it possible for fat cells to return after liposuction?

PROCEDURE: Liposuction (Lipoplasty and Body Contouring Surgery)
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Dr Shady Hayek, Beirut.

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I have been asked a lot about this problem. The way that I explain it to my patients is that fat formation is due to an imbalance between the input and output of calories into the body. So, any extra calories that go into the body, our body is going to transform those into fat cells and deposit them. Now, the way that fat cells accumulate fat is not by increasing the number of fat cells; this happens very early on and to a limited extent. As a matter of fact, the way fat cells accumulate fat is by expansion, so that fat cell itself will increase in size and accumulate more fat. When we do liposuction we are suctioning out some of those fat cells, so the carrying capacity of the specific area where we are doing liposuction will be less. However, if that balance tips again to the side of having more input calories than the output of calories, then fat will accumulate. It will probably accumulate in other areas, not in the area that liposuction was done, but may still accumulate a little in that area as we cannot remove all the fat cells; there are still some fat cells in that area that can and will accumulate fat.

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