Sometimes, diet and exercise do not help you get the shape you want or had when you were younger. This is where liposuction comes to the rescue. During liposuction, stubborn fat is removed, which ultimately gives you a sleeker appearance. Below we discuss some of the criteria that determines if you may be a suitable candidate for the procedure.
You Wish to Reduce and Contour Trouble Areas
Liposuction does not remove cellulite or loose extraneous skin in the stomach area, nor is it for clients who are seriously overweight. Instead, it focuses on small areas of localized fat that have formed largely because of genetics. If you are overweight, it is advised you aim to reach your target weight before receiving liposuction as most doctors require that you be at or close to your target weight. Your weight should also stabilize so the doctor can pinpoint trouble spots. Additional stomach concerns may be best addressed with a tummy tuck.
Your Health is Good
You should not have any medical conditions that may interfere with the surgery or healing. At the initial evaluation, we will evaluate your overall health condition, so prepare to give your medical history. Clients who have diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, or smoking habits may not be suitable candidates. If you smoke, you will be advised to stop smoking in advance.
Your skin needs to have enough elasticity to adapt to the new shape. If your skin is too lax, it creates more loose skin after the procedure.
Your Expectations are Realistic
You should have realistic expectations for the outcomes you want. Understand that liposuction is not a magical weight loss program, though it helps reshape the body. You still need to follow a diet and exercise routine to maintain the results of the procedure.
When you visit the plastic surgeon for the first time, he should give you details on what to expect. Be wary of any plastic surgeon that promises fast, miracle results, claim there’s no fat removal limit, or sound too cheap.
Liposuction is commonly an outpatient procedure, but you still need time off from work or school to recover. It will take some time before you can return to your normal activities, but you should be able to go back to work or school after some healing has occurred.
Liposuction can be a great way to look better when nothing else works. Speak with our staff of professionals at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA to get started and learn more information about your available options in the Sacramento, CA area. Contact us today to book your appointment!