If you’re exercising and watching what you eat but still have some stubborn fat that you can’t lose, liposuction may be for you. I assess potential patients (both men and women) on the five points listed below.
- Be physically fit with a stable weight that is within 20 pounds of your ideal weight.
- Have localized fat deposits in your face, abdomen, arms, thighs or neck that are resistant to diet and exercise. This fat is often the result of genetics.
- Be healthy with firm, elastic skin. Age is not a deterrent, and older patients who have diminished skin elasticity may still achieve good results.
- Have realistic expectations about what liposuction can do for you. It can enhance your appearance by removing stubborn fat and reduce your pant or dress size. It doesn’t change your body type.
- Be a non-smoker
If you don’t fit this ideal model, don’t shy away from liposuction because it may still offer you an excellent result. That’s why initial consultations are important! During the consultation, I work with patients to determine if they are a candidate and to explore the liposuction options that will provide the best result. This also gives you an opportunity to ask questions about the surgery and recovery.
Liposuction can be very successful with the right surgeon and the right patient. As with all surgeries, patients who are committed to following recovery instructions usually have the best results.