Celebrity Liposuction: How the Stars Defy Father Time & Mother Nature

Photo by tommerton2010 on flickr
Photo by tommerton2010 on flickr

Costhetics says bravo! The world may want to criticise famous folks who choose to openly discuss their personal cosmetic surgery journeys, but here at Costhetics, we say fabulous! When stars speak candidly about their experience with liposuction, it makes it easier for everyone to get more information and make better decisions about aesthetic enhancement.

If your own skin is sagging, drooping, or bulging, and generally making you look a lot older than you feel, you’re sure to appreciate the candour of the stars who are talking about liposuction.

Liposuction & an English Accent for Sandra Bullock
Girl-next-door Sandra Bullock had this to say when she learned of her Oscar nomination for The Blind Side:

"I do believe some liposuction is in order, a very strict diet regime, and I will acquire a very light English accent. I was going to say that I should start wearing glasses, but I already wear glasses, so I am already sort of there." – Sandra Bullock

Her procedure looked good on her when she walked down the red carpet.

Celebrity Liposuction: How the Stars Defy Father Time & Mother Nature

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Reality Star Kyle Richards Uses Lipo to Slim Her Mummy Tummy
The 44-year-old-star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made no secret of her post-pregnancy body problems. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she admitted, that she was embarrassed seeing herself on television.

“After having four kids, no matter what exercise I did, the love handles wouldn't go away...I wanted to wear jeans and a tucked in shirt and not feel self-conscious.” – Kyle Richards

Richards recently showed off her trimmer, more symmetrical self with pride, sporting a tightly cinched belt and jacket at a fashionable West Hollywood dinner spot.

Celebrity Liposuction: How the Stars Defy Father Time & Mother Nature

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Kathy Griffin: Funny Lady Gets Serious About Lip
Kathy Griffin, comedian, TV host, and author of "Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List," talks frequently about liposuction and her many cosmetic enhancement procedures including:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Brow lift
  • Injectables
  • Dental veneers
  • Chemical peels

Liposuction Secret Revealed in Landmark Study
In 2011, the cosmetic industry was rocked with news coming out of a landmark study of liposuction and fat conducted in the U.S. The study confirmed what was already painfully obvious to many folks who had undergone liposuction:

Like the Terminator, the fat will be
back after liposuction.

Study participants were thirtysomething-ish women who were not considered obese, but who had excess weight on their hips, thighs, and stomach. One group underwent liposuction on their problem areas; the others did not.

The study followed participants for a year after their procedures. They were instructed not to make major lifestyle changes – such as dieting or exercising – that might affect body fat. During that year, researchers observed that

  • At six weeks, the percent body fat in the liposuction group declined by 2.1% vs. 0.28% in the comparison group.
  • At six months, the difference between groups declined.
  • By one year, there was no significant difference in body fat between the two groups.

Researchers need to study more as other factors may have influenced the results. For example, changes in fat could be age-related in a study group with this average age.

Your Body Loves Its Fat, Even if You Don’t
While lipo removes many fat cells, two things are bound to happen:

  • Remaining fat cells may expand
  • Fat may can be stored in new, untreated areas of the body (such as the bottom)

Fat is your body’s BFF, and your body will fight like crazy to keep its best friend close at hand. Fat stores energy, insulates the body, and is burned in times of stress and anxiety. In fact, Australian scientists tell the Los Angeles Times that certain brain and hormone cues naturally increase after weight-loss; trying to push you to regain the fat you’ve lost.

Interestingly, areas that are treated with liposuction do not regain fat, which tends to come back on other parts of the body. Researchers speculate the process of probing that is integral to liposuction prevents fat from returning there.

Patients Say Yes to Liposuction, Despite the Return of Fat
The fact that fat doesn’t come back to the areas that have been lipo-ed generally means your figure contours will remain better and more balanced, even if you do gain a few kilo’s.

It’s important to remember that liposuction is not intended as a weight loss tool. It’s a body contouring procedure. It is most effective for women and men who are close to their ideal weight, but who have areas of the body that are out of proportion to others. Liposuction creates a more symmetrical, pleasing shape.

Despite the return of body fat, the risk of numbness, uneven fat removal, bumpy skin, and other complications

Most of the women in the study said they were
satisfied with the results of liposuction.

To learn more about what liposuction has to offer you in terms of body contouring and how you can safely remove fat from problem areas on your body, go to