Are you a good candidate for Liposuction?


Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasonic Liposuction, Power-Assisted Liposuction

Liposuction for body contouring involves removing fat from unwanted areas that are resistant to dieting and exercise. The excess fat is often due to heredity or family traits rather than a lack of weight control, fitness and exercise. Removing the excess fat by liposuction improves the shape and contour of your body and slims and restores the proportions of your body.

Liposuction - Are you a good candidate for Liposuction?

You may be a candidate for liposuction surgery if you feel that any of the scenarios listed below apply to you.

  • If you have localized areas of fat deposits located anywhere on your face, neck or body, then you may be a candidate for liposuction. This is especially true for people who do not show improvement in these areas even with exercise or dieting. You should be near your ideal weight for body shape and size although this is not necessarily a prerequisite. Some patients who are embarking on a program of exercise and dieting may be appropriate candidates for liposuction.


  • Areas of fat deposits that respond well to liposuction include the 'love handles' or flanks (front and back), hips or saddle bag area, abdomen and waist area, outer and inner thighs, knees, buttocks and the chest area in men (including gynecomastia). If you have excess fat in any of these areas, then you are a good candidate for liposuction.


  • You feel that your body is not in proportion. Some people have a larger frame in their lower body and thighs in comparison to their upper body. Often this disproportionality is due to heredity or an inherited trait. You may have difficulty being comfortable in certain clothing. If this is your situation, you may be a candidate for liposuction.


  • If you have good skin tone. Having firm elastic skin will make you a better candidate for liposuction. If you have loose skin, then other plastic surgery procedures may be recommended. Liposuction does not correct cellulite or dimpling of the skin that often appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks.


Goals of Liposuction

The goal of liposuction is to sculpt, slim and shape your body contours to improve your proportions. After liposuction surgery, most people feel better about themselves and are more confident about their appearance.

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