Lipo - how often can you have it and can they take the whole lot from one place?

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girlnearedinburgh Mon 17-Mar-14 12:10:54

I'm on anti-depressants (although not for depression) and I cannot lose weight any more since being on them. Coming off them is not an option. This is not an issue to do with me not being able to accurately count calories or eating the wrong things. Or a willpower issue. I cracked all that stuff years ago! I just simply do not lose weight unless I eat less than 100 calories (not a typo) a day which is obviously unhealthy and very difficult to maintain. I do not do it regularly.

I'm coming to the conclusion that lipo is the only option. I just wondered if there is a limit to the amount of times you can have it done? I've read they can take of around 4lb maxium a time. And could I get all of that weight taken from my tummy? I get quite worried about the fat round my tummy since I know it's a health risk. I'm 5ft 5 or thereabouts and 12 stone by the way.

Here's my other thread just explaining a bit more about my diet etc at the moment.

Here is another of my threads - http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/weight_loss_chat/2027015-Anyone-else-had-the-experience-of-eating-less-and-or-exercising-more-but-not-losing-weight?msgid=45792817#45792817

You might want to read these

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/09/us-belly-fat-liposuction-idUSBRE8481BJ20120509

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656416/

http://plasticsurgery.about.com/u/ua/bodycontouringsurgery/lipo_weightgain_UA.htm

The evidence shows that fat is regained after liposuction - not in exactly the same place (because the fat cells have been removed), but somewhere else...so for example have fat removed from your legs and your bum may then get fatter, the Brazilian study shows that removing belly fat sitting on your tummy leads (in the absence of exercise - very key point) - to compensatory visceral fat - the dangerous kind.

Re your question about how many times you can get the procedure done, the answer seems to be no more than 2 or 3 but subsequent results are not as good as the first time, particularly in terms of how uneven/bumpy the end result looks.

girlnearedinburgh Mon 24-Mar-14 17:24:24

Thank you sleepwhenidle!

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