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5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

do liposuction results last?

Long Term Liposuction Results: Do Liposuction Results Last?

This is an important question, and we want to take the time to analyze what is being asked here because the answer is yes, Long term liposuction results can be excellent,  but do require  patient awareness and participation.  What patients mean by this question, in my experience, falls into a few areas.

Example of Successful Long Term Liposuction:

long term lipo before

before: age 40

at three months

same patient at three months post…..




3 year long term lipo results

….and 3 year post lipo showing long term stability of lipo and fat grafting to buttock

Can I get lipo and do nothing and keep up the results:

The answer depends on what the volume of liposuction was.  if it was a small percentage of your existing body fat, then patients are able to keep up the results without chainging their lifestyle much.

If it was a large part of your fat, then you may regain some of the weight, but it will typically go to other sections that have not been treated.  read the part about weight loss versus liposuction for more details.

2) If i get lipo can the fat return to the areas you worked on?

In general, no, fat will not return to the same areas.  Some fat can return, but it is more likely to develop elsehwere, rather than in the problem area.  So someone who has liposuction in the lower back/flanks, and then reverts back to his/her original weight, will distribute that weight all over his/her body rather than in the area treated.

Note that in the abdomen, there are two compartments, external and visceral.  You can get the external fat treated, gain 20lbs, and get a large abdomen because your body will use the visceral fat compartment.

the successfull Long term Liposuction Patients, in general, have the following attributes:

1) They treat one or two areas.  three at most

2) Their lifestyle improves, or at the very least, does not deteriorate.

3) Their weight is kept down in best case scenarios, or same , as before the surgery.

Testimonial from a sucessful long term liposuction patient:

Hey Dr. Khalifeh!

 I know its been some time since we’ve last spoken, but I was reminiscing and going through old pictures, as well as debating lipo to my chin area? :/ (plastic surgery is quite addicting!)
In looking back at the pictures, I came across the before and after of me on your website, although still swollen at that point.
It gives me great pleasure to tell you that since your surgery, I had more emphasis on working out, and making sure I kept my body in shape.  I lost 15-20 pounds since your surgery and kept it off since your surgery. I think I have the “right” frame to my body now.  I am very confident with my torso and chest, and I’m sure I owe 95% of that confidence to the jumpstart you gave me 🙂
I still think you are one of the best doctors I have met, and being in the medical field myself – doctors and nurses don’t always get along so great, but you are a first class doctor, with still one of the best bedside manners I have encountered.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I hope all is well with the family, as the last time I spoke to you I think you and your wife had just had your first child 🙂
Take care, and maybe I will see you soon!
All the best,
 A___ K____

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Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

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