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This case study has been previously published on our YouTube channel. We are re-publishing it again on this Vlog, as the patient now returns to us, 3.5 years after her initial whole body liposuction, as she has gained 8 kg of weight!

This overweight kick-boxer, a young mother of 3 children in her mid-30s, first visited Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie 3.5 years ago, for abdominal liposuction. Because of significant abdominal muscle splitting (rectus diastasis) from 3 previous pregnancies, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie recommended a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with abdominal muscle wall repair. However, she opted for liposuction only. She was warned to be realistic with her expectation, not only because she opted not to have abdominal muscle repair done, but also that she was pretty huge size to begin with. She was grossly overweight. Three months later, she was ecstatic with the result of her abdominal liposuction, and returned for thighs liposuction. Barely 2.5 months after her thighs liposuction, she returned for arms liposuction, as she was simply too delighted to see the result although her thighs had not even fully recovered from the surgery just done 2.5 months ago.

She now returns, more than 3 years after her initial liposuction, to get touch-up liposuction on her arms, because she has gained 8 kg! Why did she gain so much weight? It was because she lost her kick-boxing championship title in her small village in Singapore (Kampong Lorong Buangkok), she became so depressed that she stopped working out and indulge in unhealthy food.

So, what happens when one gains weight after liposuction? One certainly gets fat again! But, as liposuction permanently removes fat from the body, unlike exercise and dieting which only shrink the size of fat cells, one will still retain the shape sculpted during liposuction. As a matter of fact, one will get back the post-liposuction body if one manages to shrink the fat cells through exercise and dieting. But, this patient is too lazy to do it and simply returns to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for another liposuction of her arms!

Video 1: Pre-operative marking for abdominal liposuction.

Video 2: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra.

Video 3: Completion of abdominal liposuction.

Video 4: Pre-operative marking for thighs liposuction.

Video 5: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra.

Video 6: Completion of left thigh liposuction. A comparison between right and left thighs, before and after liposuction.

Video 7: Result of thighs liposuction.

Video 8: Pre-operative marking for arms liposuction.

Video 9: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra.

Video 10: Completion of left arm liposuction. A comparison between right and left arms, before and after liposuction.

Video 11: Result of arms liposuction.

Video 12: Result of arms liposuction, the next day.

Video 13: Result of whole body liposuction.

Video 14: Result of whole body liposuction.

Video 15: Result of whole body liposuction.

Video 16: Result of abdominal liposuction touch-up, 1 month later.

Video 17: Calves liposuction.

Video 18: Completion of left calf liposuction. A comparison between right and left calves, before and after liposuction.

Video 19: Result of calves liposuction.

Video 20: Autologous fat grafting facial rejuvenation, pre-op assessment.

Video 21: Completion of fat injection into right mid-face. A comparison between left and right sides, before and after fat injection.

Video 22: Result of autologous fat grafting facial rejuvenation.

Video 23: Result of autologous fat grafting facial rejuvenation 3 years later.

 

For more Liposuction Case Studies, please visit our website: http://elixirdevie.sg/liposuctioncasestudies.html

More liposuction before and after surgery photos can be see here: http://elixirdevie.sg/liposuction%20before%20and%20after.html

Combination of liposuction and autologous fat grafting to breasts or/and buttocks can be seen here: http://elixirdevie.sg/autologousfattransferforbreastaugmentation.html

A list of our patients’ blogs: http://www.elixirdevie.sg/blog.html

 

 

 

2 Comments on “Patient No. 124: What happens when you gain weight after whole body liposuction?

  1. Pingback: Patient No. 124: Result of autologous fat grafting facial rejuvenation, 3 years later – L'Elixir de Vie, by Arthur Tjandra (曾华浚), M.D., FICS (Plastic Surgery)

  2. Pingback: Patient No. 124: Touch-up arms liposuction after gaining 8 kg of weight – L'Elixir de Vie, by Arthur Tjandra (曾华浚), M.D., FICS (Plastic Surgery)

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