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Does removing the fat from a tummy tuck cause the body to increase fat cell size in other areas to balance the amount of fat cells?

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Another issue which the surgeons don't tell you is that removing the fat can cause an increase of fat in other areas as fat cells produce hormones that the body uses to balance fat stores and when you remove a lot of fat, your body may respond by packing new fat on in other places.

Not only that, but the fat cells that are left may grow back get very lumpy over time.

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Baltimore, MD
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October 18, 2009 10:35 AM

Removing fat DOES NOT increase fat cells in other parts of the body. UNLESS YOU GAIN SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT. and that is true with and without abdominoplasty. (more)
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