Liposuction: who is a good candidate?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body. Candidates for liposuction are typically individuals who are in good health and have localized areas of fat that have not responded well to diet and exercise. However, it is important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss solution and is recommended to keep healthy habits to maintain the results after surgery.

Patients should be in good overall health and not have any underlying medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications during or after the procedure.

Ideal candidates for liposuction should be at or near their target weight, have good skin elasticity, and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. Liposuction is commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck, but it can also be used on other areas of the body as well.

Benefits of liposuction:

  • Improved body contour: Liposuction can help improve the overall shape and contour of the body by removing stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Increased self-confidence: Many people feel more confident and self-assured after liposuction, as they are able to wear the clothes they want and feel more comfortable in their own skin.
  • Permanent fat reduction: The fat cells that are removed during liposuction are permanently removed, which means that the treated area should remain slimmer and more toned over the long term.
  • Improved health: While liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it can help people who are struggling with excess weight and can lead to improvements in overall health, including reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions.
  • Improved mobility: People who undergo liposuction may find that they are more mobile and able to participate in physical activities that were previously difficult or uncomfortable.

Before undergoing liposuction, it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mallol to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.