Liposuction: Who Is a Good Candidate?
By Kris M. Reddy, MD FACS
Published on August 18, 2010
Sometimes, patients still have stubborn fat deposits in certain areas of the body even after following a rigorous all the diet and exercise routine. If so, liposuction might be the right solution for you. Although liposuction is not a substitute for maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime, liposuction can remove areas of fat that don't respond to traditional weight-loss methods.
Liposuction refers to a surgery that removes unwanted fat, and can make you look and feel more confident, attractive, and beautiful. Liposuction surgery decreases or lessens the localized fat deposits that cannot be removed with the help of dieting or physical exercises. By removing excess fat deposits, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body. Thereby, liposuction improves your body contours and proportion, and ultimately enhances your self-image. If done properly, liposuction can dramatically improve your appearance even if it leads to only a small amount of weight loss. Whether you undergo traditional liposuction or Smart Lipo, liposuction should be used for isolated or stubborn areas of fat and not as a generic weight loss technique.
If you can honestly say "yes" to the following questions, then it is strongly suggested that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for liposuction treatment:
- Have you made a determined effort to lose the stomach roll through exercise and diet?
- If you are average height, do you weigh less than 200 pounds? Many surgeons will not perform liposuction on patients over 200 pounds due to the effects of anesthesia.
- Are you in good health?
- Are you near your target weight? Liposuction would be possible only if you are not morbidly obese.
A board certified plastic surgeon, can utilize the liposuction to contour several areas of the body, including:
- Back Folds
- Inner Knee
Liposuction surgery offers outstanding results when done on a younger skin. Tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic assisted liposuction, power assisted liposuction are just some of the types of liposuction that are available to patients. The recommended age to undergo this surgery is 18 year or above. During a personal consultation, a board certified plastic surgeon can listen your objectives and desires and tailor liposuction solutions that best meet your needs.