Does liposuction last long enough to be worthwhile?

I know I need liposuction, that it's the best solution for my particular problem -- which isn't a terrible thing to know. At least there's a way to treat it to make it go away. No big surprise, though, it's expensive. Again, that isn't the worst thing because where there's a will, there's a way, I also know that I can only access so much money; there's a limited supply. This brings me to my two questions. One of which is how long do the results of liposuction last? Perhaps that's hard to respond to definitively but I'd be satisfied with a general idea, just something to work with. My second question is, depending on the duration of the effects, is it a worthwhile investment? Will I be shelling out a considerable sum of money in order to just shell out that same amount six to twelve months later -- and then the same thing the next year? I have the money. That's not the problem. I just want to know what's in store so I can make the decision myself and not feel like I've been misled. I want the results, that's for sure. I just want to be in full possession of the facts that go with that.


F, 32, Delaware

Hi.  Liposuction is a great way to get rid of unwanted areas of fat.  Typically, the best results occur when you have done all you can do with diet and exercise and then just have a few areas of fat to remove.  Liposuction is NOT a good way to lose weight or to lose large areas of fat.  It is definitely worthwhile, and you will not have to repeat it if you don't gain a lot of weight in the future.  It is a permanent change!  Your best bet is to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon so that you can find out if you are a good candidate to do it.  Best of luck!

Liposuction will absolutely remove fat cells in a specific area -- and they do not re-grow.  What must be determined if you are a reasonable candidate for liposuction and that can only be determined via a consult with a plastic surgeon.  Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. It is rather a body contouring procedure and best used to remove unwanted bulges in certain areas.  Assuming your weight remains constant and you do not gain substantial weight, the results of liposuction are permanent.