Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Many of us struggle with getting rid of stubborn fat. Common trouble areas like the waistline, hips, thighs, and upper arms may persistently hold onto unwanted fat regardless of exercise or healthy eating habits. If you want to have slimmer body contours, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Healthy individuals who are struggling with diet- and exercise-resistant fat pockets may be candidates for liposuction and could undergo this procedure to achieve the lean body contours they desire.

Liposuction Candidates Should Be Healthy Non-Smokers

Candidates for liposuction—or any other major surgery, for that matter—should be in good overall health. Because this is a surgical procedure, it is vital that you be in good health to reduce the risk of complications and help you recover quickly and fully. Additionally, liposuction candidates should not smoke. Smoking interferes with circulation and healing, and it could cause complications with your liposuction procedure. This body contouring procedure is only recommended for non-smoking, healthy individuals.

Liposuction Candidates Want to Eliminate Stubborn Fat from Localized Areas

Candidates for liposuction are motivated by a desire to eliminate stubborn fat. For many people, persistent fat pockets or bulges are incredibly frustrating, especially when all efforts to trim down with diet and exercise have resulted in failure. Liposuction specifically targets fat in trouble areas such as the waistline, thighs, upper arms, back, hips, neck, or others, and it can improve your body contours by permanently reducing stubborn fat.

Liposuction Candidates Are at a Stable Body Weight

It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Candidates for liposuction do not need help losing weight; they need help getting rid of stubborn fat in localized areas. Because fat itself weighs relatively little, the removal of fat through liposuction does not significantly alter your overall body weight. The liposuction procedure is most effective when performed on individuals with a stable body weight who are at or near their goal weight.

For those who are concerned about their weight, it is better to consider alternative weight loss methods before liposuction, such as dietary and lifestyle adjustments, working with a nutritionist, and possibly weight loss surgery. If you are at a stable and healthy body weight but are still struggling to tone those trouble areas, liposuction’s removal of excess fat from specific areas may create the impression of having lost weight.

Liposuction Candidates May Also Be Candidates for Other Procedures

The purpose of liposuction is to trim down localized fat deposits. Often, individuals who desire this also have other aesthetic concerns that would make them candidates for other procedures. For example, if your desired treatment area also has a small amount of loose skin, you may be a candidate for liposuction and BodyTite™. If the treatment area is your abdomen and you are also plagued by separated abdominal muscles and/or loose skin from pregnancy or weight loss, you may be a candidate for liposuction combined with tummy tuck surgery.

Most individuals who are healthy non-smokers, who are at a stable and healthy body weight, and who want to eliminate stubborn fat from localized areas are candidates for liposuction. This body contouring procedure may help you achieve the leaner contours and trimmer figure you desire.To learn more about how liposuction could improve your body contours, schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Joyce Aycock. Contact our office online or by calling 720-634-7400 today.

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