“Fat cells are permanently removed during liposuction surgery. All other techniques, including dieting and exercise, aim at shrinking the size of the fat cells. The number of fat cells remain the same. Hence, these fat cells may grow bigger again.”

This patient first came to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie almost 7 years ago for abdominal liposuction when she was in her 20s, followed by a second session liposuction on her arms 3 months after abdominal liposuction. She then disappears for more than 6 years, before turning up again at Dr Arthur Tjandra‘s door for another liposuction on her abdomen. Why? Because she has gained significant weight during the past 6 years! But, because once removed, the number of fat cells do not multiply, she still retains the beautiful shape Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie has sculpted for her 7 years ago! Her arms still retain their shape and definition and appear exactly the same as 6.5 years ago! It is her thighs which have ballooned up to gigantic size, because the extra calories which go inside her body are being distributed evenly to all fat cells. As there are almost no fat cells left in her arms, and minimal fat cells left in her abdomen after liposuction, no matter how much they increase in size because of the accumulation of extra calories, they can never grow as big as before liposuction! Therefore, the areas which have never been lipo-ed, which are her thighs, with plenty of fat cells, balloon up to twice their original size now! Therefore, any treatment which aims at reducing the size of fat cells, without physically removing fat cells from the body, is not going to give long-lasting result. Because fat cells can grow bigger whenever they are fed extra calories. Unless, of course, one can be disciplined enough to live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of one’s life. Can you?

“Liposuction is probably one of the most important investments you have ever made in your life, and you will be glad you make that decision early in life, when you are still fit and recovery is a breeze, and your skin elasticity is still good. Once your skin elasticity is gone, liposuction is no longer an option for you!”

During this session, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie performs touch-up abdominal liposuction, as well as jowls and neck/double chin liposuction for her. Two and a half months later, she returns for thighs liposuction, to complete her whole body liposuction journey which was started almost 7 years ago!

This was how her abdomen appeared 7 years ago:






This is how she appears 7 years later, AFTER having gained significant weight!

Video 1: Result of abdominal liposuction 7 years later, after having gained significant weight!

Video 2: Completion of abdominal liposuction.

Video 3: Result of abdominal liposuction, the next day.

Video 4: Result of abdominal liposuction, 2 months later.


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