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What can I expect if I get pregnant after liposuction?

What can I expect if I get pregnant after liposuction?What impact will a future pregnancy have on liposuction outcomes is a significant concern for many women. However, women can be assured that pregnancy will not have a permanent impact on their body contouring results achieved through liposuction plastic surgery.


No Change

Women who become pregnant after liposuction and put on weight but subsequently lose the weight after delivery typically experience a return of their original liposuction physical stature. These types of patients often appear as if they have not gone through a pregnancy after liposuction at all.

Ideally, women should seek liposuction if they do not have any future plans to become pregnant (and if they feel they need it of course). But it does not matter if they do plan on becoming pregnant again or for the first time since liposuction surgery is no threat at all to any woman.

Moreover, stretch marks, cellulite, and sagging skin on the breast, abdomen, breast, and thigh areas may be an outcome of pregnancy. But these cosmetic concerns are beyond the scope of liposuction.

Liposuction is an effective procedure for body contouring. But it is not meant for cellulite or stretch mark removal, creating an enhanced skin texture, or tightening sagging skin.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding locations.


Permanent Fat Cell Reduction

Liposuction will eliminate the fat cells in the treated areas permanently, and these cells will not re-grow. The adult body is incapable of producing new fat cells even if an individual gains a moderate amount of weight.

As long as the patient does not gain large amounts of weight, they can enjoy the sleeker body contours that liposuction provides. Patients should understand that the fat cells that remain in the treated sites after liposuction can grow larger if the patient gains a significant amount of weight. So having a poor diet and not exercising enough or at all is not the way to go.

Aging will invoke certain changes to the body shape over time. But if the patient maintains a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, they can enjoy the aesthetic outcomes of their liposuction surgery for the foreseeable future.


Preferably Seek Liposuction after Final Pregnancy

Some women may develop stubborn fat pockets in the abdomen due to multiple pregnancies. Women who choose to undergo liposuction plastic surgery after their final pregnancy can expect a dramatic improvement in the shape of their tummy area.

Liposuction will offer a more or less permanent body shape to the patient. If she puts on a moderate amount of weight after the surgery, her new figure will simply become a slightly bigger version of her post-lipo body shape.


When do the Liposuction Outcomes become Noticeable?

A majority of patients will attain around 90 percent of their final liposuction results in nearly three months after the procedure. The post-op inflammation will resolve gradually over the next few months based on the technique used and the extent of the procedure.

After the inflammation subsides fully, the outcomes of the liposuction surgery will become visible. Plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for liposuction.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Richmond, VA, Fredricksburg, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington and surrounding communities.

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