Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat. The fat deposits under the skin are removed with a long, hollow needle called a cannula. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, contact Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation.
Are you wondering if you would be a good candidate for this procedure? We have broken down the ideal candidate into four categories.
The Right Fat
The results of liposuction are best when used to removed localized fat deposits in the abdomen, arms, thighs, and neck. The fat in these areas is usually the result of genetics and is resistant to diet and exercise.
The best candidates for this procedure are healthy. They should be physically fit and within their ideal goal weight. Their weight should be stable; for individuals planning on losing or gaining weight in the near future, it may not be the right time for them to have this procedure. The results of liposuction are intended to be permanent as long as you maintain the same weight.
It is important to note that this procedure is not a weight loss tool. It is not an approved treatment for obesity, and it will not lead to additional weight loss. Only those who are at or near their ideal weight qualify for this procedure.
Once the excess fat has been removed, you want your skin to shrink with the rest of you. Those with firm and elastic skin are able typically able to do so. It is common for people to lose their skin elasticity as they age.
While liposuction can create substantial improvements, it is not perfect. It cannot completely change the shape of your body, and it cannot make you feel more satisfied with other areas of your life. Going into the procedure with these expectations will inevitably lead to dissatisfaction with the results.
The best candidates are those who are otherwise satisfied with themselves but are bothered by specific areas of stubborn fat, such as a muffin top, spare tire or saddle bags.
If you meet the above qualifications, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. The only way to know for sure is to contact us today Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Long Beach, CA to schedule your initial consultation.