Who is a Good Liposuction Candidate?
With liposuction having been refined over the last ten years, this minimally invasive surgery has become America’s most popular cosmetic procedure with both men and women frustrated by problem areas of fat in isolated areas.
Due to the variety of liposuction techniques, this procedure has never been more accessible to a wider audience. However, the most ideal candidates for liposuction are those who have small, localized deposits of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Firm skin that will tighten and contract after the procedure is also important in achieving the best results, as patients with poor skin tone may end up with loose or lax skin after the procedure.
It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss, so it does not replace diet and exercise for those who are looking to lose weight. Its intent is to improve contour and remove inches – not pounds. Patients with the most successful results are near their recommended body weight and simply desire to change the shape of a particular area or areas of their body.
Liposuction is best used as a tool for body contouring and with the different methods and techniques available, it can be performed on many different areas of the body, including the stomach, flanks, arms, thighs, back – even the fat under the chin. The best news is that the suctioned fat cells in the treated area are destroyed and removed. If the patient gains weight in the future, the new fat will be distributed in a more proportional manner.*
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Consult with Dr. Schwartz to see if you are a good candidate.