I created an acount to ask these questions, because heaven knows I’ll be flamed. If anyone has some incite to these questions please chime in!. These questions are regarding liposuction and the nature of fat cells, but first let me give yall some background.
I’m a 26 yo male, 6’3’’ and 205 pounds. I’m around 18-20% BF based on DEXA scan. I’ve been heavily into weightlifting for around 9 years and nutrition for around 7 years. I’ve “cut” at least 3-4 times with moderate success, however, even at my leanest I’ve still had love handles. Small, but still present. These were not half ass endeavors. Two of these attempts I had a professional contest prep coach running my nutrition dieting for 16-18 weeks. I am an engineer by trade and very meticulous. I weight train 4 days a week and perform HIT cardio 2-3 times a week.
Also note: In my childhood there was a period of time where we had to eat fast food for 1-2 years. I was around 13. These were my “pudgy times.” I developed a nice set of love handles. This will be relevant to question #1.
1.) I have read that fat cells can not be destroyed only created and then subsequently shrunk when losing weight. Are older fat cells less susceptible to being shrunk? Do they isolate themselves over time from the avenues required to release triglycerides into the blood stream? Thus making it more difficult if not impossible to mobilize these stored triglycerides as fuel and shrink the cells?
2.) With question #1 in mind, Is liposuction a “clean slate.” Meaning that in order to gain fat in those areas again one must either grow the fat cells they currently have or lay down new fat cells. If one were to eat at their maintenance calories or at a calorie deficit, they would not lay down new cells in that region?
3.) Will liposuction change were one’s body preferentially lays down new fat cells or is this solely based on one’s hormonal profile?