Who Should Consider Liposuction?

A woman holding her belly fat

You are probably a candidate for this treatment if you have stubborn fat that just won’t go away in spite of your diet and exercise attempts. You won’t be the best prospect, though, until you meet a few criteria.

You Are Not a Smoker or Are Willing to Give Up Smoking


Elective procedures and nicotine do not mix well. People who don’t smoke or who are ready to give up before their surgery are the ideal candidates for lipo. Smokers must give up all kinds of nicotine for at least six weeks prior to their session and for two weeks afterwards.

There are various methods to stop smoking permanently, and doing so will be beneficial for your health as well as the outcome of your care and its effectiveness.

Your weight has reached a healthy level

Before you can schedule this surgery, you must first attain your target weight or at the very least, what would be regarded as a healthy weight. The best lipo candidates are those who are within 30% of their ideal weight. This is crucial since lipo is not intended to assist in substantial fat or weight loss. It is a body sculpting operation, not a weight-loss one, to enhance the results you have already worked so hard to obtain.

It is made to assist you in shaping your physique and giving definition to areas that have resisted diet and exercise. Other elements that are taken into consideration while choosing the ideal candidates for this operation are skin elasticity and adequate muscular tone. It doesn’t make sense to try to drop a considerable amount of weight post-op, and you wouldn’t receive the greatest outcomes if you did, so you must be within your ideal weight before treatment.

You Intend To Keep Your Performance

Although you cannot develop new fat cells as an adult, gaining weight might cause your existing fat cells to enlarge. There is no assurance that they won’t spread within your treatment region if that occurs post-op and ruin your outcomes. Before scheduling any treatment, you must be aware that your dedication to living a healthy lifestyle will determine the outcome.

If you lack discipline, you must learn it in order to follow a regular training schedule and consume a balanced diet. Remember that your therapy and results depend on having reasonable expectations.

Your health is good

You must be in excellent health to get any cosmetic procedure. In the event that you get seriously ill within two weeks of your appointment, call our office to discuss rescheduling with one of our professionals. By interfering with the body’s natural healing process and then asking it to recover from another therapy, you put your body under stress.

We will do a health assessment during your initial visit in our office to make sure you are in good health and prepared to undergo this surgery. Good health will facilitate a successful treatment and a speedy recovery.

Where Can It Be Used?

Anywhere on the body where there is pinchable fat is suitable for liposuction. Pinchabe fat is exactly what it sounds like: fat that can be compressed between your thumb and pointer. Large fat deposits that fall under the category of being unpinchable won’t be efficiently removed. The following body parts have been given FDA approval for this procedure to reduce fat:

  •       The love handles
  •       Thighs, both inner and exterior
  •       Breasts
  •       The banana roll
  •       Breast fat
  •       The lower spine
  •       Lower and upper abdomen
  •       Arms
  •       Hips
  •       The appearance
  •       Neck
  •       Knees
  •       Ankles

What should a patient do to prepare for liposuction surgery?

Plastic surgeons will offer instructions for the days preceding liposuction, but in general, it is most necessary to obtain the services of a sympathetic friend or family member who can transport you to and from the surgery facility and assist with postsurgical care. Certain drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners, may need to be discontinued before to the surgery. Blood work is sometimes done ahead of time to determine that the client is a good candidate for anaesthesia. Finally, on the day of surgery, no food or drink should be consumed; this is usually around 12 hours before the appointment time.

What takes place throughout the process? How is it carried out?

Small skin incisions are made during the surgical technique known as liposuction, and a cannula is inserted into the fat pocket. To remove the fat, a syringe or suction equipment is connected to this cannula.

Patients may be given general anaesthesia during this outpatient procedure, although they are frequently allowed to leave the hospital the same day.

What kind of scarring might be anticipated following the procedure?

Because the cannula is a tiny device, there aren’t any noticeable scars. The number of insertion sites required to treat the region determines how many scars there will be. According to the patient’s skin quality, scarring also differs. Surgeons will talk about where scarring may emerge and how to lessen its visual impact.

What sort of outcomes might a patient anticipate following the procedure?

You may foresee and picture realistic results with the assistance of plastic surgeons. There will be some edoema and some skin numbness just after surgery. As a result, it may take many weeks or months before the procedure’s full effects become apparent.

During liposuction, the fat cells are permanently eliminated. It is crucial to remember that patients can still develop new fat cells, therefore maintaining a good diet, way of living, and exercise routine after treatment can help reduce the development of new fat.

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