Up until we reach our early teens, our bodies are producing fat cells. This production ceases during puberty, so from then on, you have the number of fat cells you’ll have for life. As we gain and lose weight, the cells swell and shrink.
Liposuction is currently the only FDA-approved way to remove or destroy fat cells. It physically removes the cells, so if you gain or lose weight after liposuction, the weight fluctuation will be less apparent in the treated area.
However, if you gain a significant amount of weight after liposuction, it may appear that you are gaining more weight in the untreated areas.
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