Mistake No. 3: New fat appears in new (and unwanted) places after liposuction There is a common misunderstanding that if a patient gets liposuction in one area of the body, the fat will "move" to another area of the body. This is false, says Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, a cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Fat doesn't move -- fat cells in your stomach will always be in your stomach and fat cells in your thighs will always be in your thighs." He says that when surgeons perform liposuction in one area (say, the belly), they remove a certain amount of fat cells in that area. But that means if the patient then gains 15 pounds post lipo, the fat will be gained in areas that haven't been lipo'd (say, the arms or thighs) as those areas still have 100 percent of their fat cells. Bottom line: If a woman gains weight after lipo, she will likely gain fat in a place she didn't have it before. Somehow trading an instantly flat tummy for extra plump arms doesn't seem so appealing, huh?
Ready to unleash your inner beauty junkie?
Enter your email and check the boxes below to get
free samples, exclusive deals, discounts at Total Beauty Shops,
and expert beauty tips delivered straight to your inbox!