What makes you a good candidate for liposuction?

what makes you a good candidate for liposuction

If you have had trouble shedding off those extra pounds, perhaps it is time to do something about it. With plastic surgery evolving so rapidly, who knows what the future may hold? The goal of liposuction is mostly to target localized areas of fat resistant to the effects of your diet and exercise regime. While the procedure is simple, it demands specialized skills to do the job, and not everyone may be a good candidate for liposuction. That is something you can figure out with the help of a surgeon from Avana Plastic Surgery.

The ideal liposuction candidate should not be over 20 pounds overweight. A stable weight is the key to lasting results. Patients planning to lose weight in the future should not undergo liposuction until their weight is stable. The best candidates for liposuction have fat stored in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck, which are often caused by genetics. Age should not be deterrent for this procedure. Nevertheless, you will lose skin elasticity as you age, which can undo the results.

You should keep in mind that liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, nor it is a magic wand. While this procedure has the potential to revolutionize your life and make you feel better about yourself, you can gain some weight back after liposuction. Treated areas will not regain the same amount of bulk as they would have without this procedure, but the residual fat cells can enlarge with weight gain and undo the results.

Liposuction may not be a good idea if

As with any other type of surgical procedure, good health is essential for liposuction candidates. Patients with medical problems such as lung disease, heart disease, circulatory problems, or any other risky condition, will be more vulnerable to liposuction dangers. Remember this is not a weight loss tool. If you are overweight, you should first lose weight. Some procedures such as the gastric bypass can help with massive weight loss. Also, skin elasticity is another vital factor to consider. Patients with poor skin elasticity may have a slightly wrinkled appearance after surgery yet most patients seem to be happy with the results in spite of it.

Liposuction alternatives

While liposuction can sculpt and redefine your body beautifully, there are times that other body contouring procedures may be more appropriate. For example, for patients that lost a lot of weight and have stretched abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck may be suggested in combination with liposuction. These procedures combined can achieve optimal results.

The risks

No surgery comes without risks and limitations. Liposuction is a reasonably harmless procedure that helps you remove unwanted fat in the targeted areas. Liposuction should be taken seriously, and the risks should be discussed with your surgeon before surgery. Based on your surgeon’s credentials, experience, and skill, as well as your personal goals, you can make an informed decision. Some of the risks associated with this procedure include:

  • Side effects associated with anesthesia
  • Skin discoloration and numbness
  • Infection and scarring
  • Dissatisfaction with the results
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Hematoma and seroma formation

In a nutshell

To put it simply, if you browse in any social media site, you will find out that liposuction is a must-have asset. The process is simple, based on your needs and wants. It’s possible to enhance your buttocks through the use of your body fat. So if this is something you want to try, don’t hesitate to give us a call today to book a complimentary consultation and get started!