Liposuction is a relatively safe and effective body contouring procedure that is designed to remove stubborn fat deposits from a wide range of body areas. It is a magic wand, removing stubborn fat deposits that may be caused by genetics or lifestyle. Typically, liposuction is not recommended for extremely overweight persons. Liposuction isn’t a treatment for obesity nor should it be substituted for diet and exercise.
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But how do you know if you’re a candidate for liposuction? The answer is relatively straightforward: If you have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to a healthy diet and regular exercise and you’re within 30 percent of your ideal weight liposuction may be the solution for you. In order to get the best aesthetic results, the skin overlying the areas being treated must have good elasticity and tone.
The Ideal Liposuction Candidate
One of the primary ways that Dr. Niteen Dhepe ensures the safety of liposuction is by only performing it on the right candidates. If you are a poor candidate, the surgical risks involved with liposuction increase. We will thoroughly review your medical history during your consultation to ensure you are a good candidate before proceeding.
Generally speaking, the best liposuction candidates meet the following qualifications:
- In strong overall health
- Already at (or close to) their ideal weight
- Non-smokers (or willing to quit before the procedure)
- Good skin elasticity
- Realistic expectations
- Elderly candidates in good health
- Over 18 years of age
- Non pregnant women
One of the most common misconceptions about liposuction is that it is a weight loss procedure. It is not safe to remove large volumes of fat through liposuction. Instead, this procedure targets small pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise efforts, improving the contours of your body in order to enhance the figure you have worked hard to achieve.
Who Is Not A Good Liposuction Candidate?
If you have a large amount of loose, excess skin in the stomach region, liposuction might not be right for you. A tummy tuck is usually recommended in order to remove hanging skin and tighten the remaining skin in the abdominal area. Additionally, if you are still overweight, you will need to wait until you have reached (or are close to) your target weight before undergoing liposuction. Smokers will need to quit before the procedure and continue abstaining throughout the recovery process, since smoking can seriously interfere your body’s ability to heal and heighten your risk of surgical complications.
Are You A Good Candidate?
Generally, we recommend patients who want liposuction be nonsmokers who are in generally good health and close to their target weight. If you feel you meet these specifications, then yes you are a good candidate! We can work with you to help you meet your goals before surgery and answer any questions you may have about liposuction and how to become a good candidate.
Schedule A Consultation With Skin City
If you want to learn more about the procedure or talk with Dr. Dhepe about your options, get in touch with us by calling 91-9890225577 or book an appointment here. Our Super Specialist and cosmetic team can help you decide what type of surgery is best for you based on your overall goals.