Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on July 10, 2014
Dr. Constance Barone has helped so many men and women throughout the greater San Antonio area look their very best. Her use of comprehensive facial rejuvenation, body sculpting, and wrinkle reduction treatments have made all the difference, as has her close attention to patient's needs.
When it comes to making a major impact on your appearance, one of the best options out there is liposuction. Liposuction can give you the toned, trim, and athletic figure you've always wanted. Let's see how liposuction can help patients and find out if you're a good candidate for liposuction.
Liposuction is a procedure that is performed in order to remove pockets of fat from specific parts of the body. The process involves the use of a cannula, a thin metal tube that aids in the suctioning out of fat. Thanks to advances in technology, the procedure can be performed in different parts of the body as needed to improve overall contour and appearance.
Note: Liposuction is NOT for Weight Loss
While many people think that liposuction is a weight loss aid, that is not the case at all. Liposuction is meant for aesthetic fat reduction, and only a certain amount of body fat can be safely removed from a person's body in one session. We will actually ask that patients try to lose as much weight as they can healthily and naturally so that the results of the liposuction are optimal.
General Candidacy for Liposuction
Ideal candidates for liposuction are people who have small pockets of fat in different areas of the body that will not respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any conditions that would make surgery of any kind a risky endeavor. Realistic expectations and a good knowledge of the risks and benefits of surgery are also essential in order to improve the chances of an overall positive patient experience.
Excess Fat Around the Abdominal Area
One of the most common reasons why patients undergo liposuction is to take care of fat located in the abdominal area. The love handles and the lower abdominal region are the most common areas for liposuction given the nature of fat distribution in the body.
Contour Problems with the Buttocks and Thighs
In addition to undergoing liposuction to deal with the abdominal area, liposuction is also common in the buttocks, hips, and lower extremities. Well-targeted liposuction can give patients a trim and toned appearance.
Issues with the Upper Arms and Shoulders
The triceps and shoulders can be very problematic for some patients, especially with major weight gain or advanced age. In order to have shoulders and triceps that appear muscular and firm, liposuction is ideal. No need to worry about too much drooping and dangling any longer.
Flab and Fat Around the Face
The jowls and the neckline can make you look a bit rounder or even a bit older than you'd hoped. A careful bit of facial liposuction can rejuvenate your appearance. In fact, facial liposuction is sometimes used to reduce the bags beneath the eyes.
Combining Liposuction with Other Body Contouring Surgeries
It is not uncommon for liposuction to be performed as part of other body contouring and sculpting surgeries. A tummy tuck, a thigh lift, and even breast lift and reduction surgeries may all involve a certain amount of liposuction.
Find Out If Liposuction Is Right for You
If you would like to learn more about liposuction and if it is an ideal option for your body contouring and sculpting needs, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Barone will work closely with you to ensure that yet get precisely the treatment that you need.
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