Those who are considering a tummy tuck procedure and liposuction should first consider the recovery process, and what lifestyle changes they are willing to make after the surgery is over. This is important for a patient, since the fat can come back, and not necessarily in the same place, according to American Health and Beauty.
"Liposuction will still get rid of those unsightly bulges that prevent you from wearing tight pants and almost everyone who has the surgery says they would do it again. But to keep that fat from returning, you still have to diet and exercise," a California-based doctor posted on his blog.
A recent study conducted by the University of Chicago found that fat cells removed during liposuction are gone for good, but fat cells can expand to different parts of the body, the media outlet reports. The solution? Diet and exercise after the procedure is complete.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are those who have excess skin due to rapid weight loss or after a pregnancy.