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Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Last updated 2 years ago

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure designed to remove unwanted fat deposits from various areas of the body. Although liposuction is safe, patients must meet certain criteria.

  • Good Health

As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, candidates for liposuction should be in good general health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations regarding the results. It is also important that candidates for liposuction have good skin elasticity to ensure that their new body contours affectively adjust to the removal of fat tissue.

  • Localized Fat Deposits

Unlike a tummy tuck, which is designed to remove large areas of skin and fat from the midsection, liposuction is designed to remove stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. If you are suffering from localized fat deposits in your abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, calves, ankles, or arms, you may be a great candidate for liposuction. Liposuction can also be performed to remove fat deposits from the cheeks and beneath the chin.  Men with gynecomastia can also turn to liposuction in order to remove excess fat tissue in their chest.

  • Commitment to Diet and Exercise

Good candidates for liposuction include those who are committed to maintaining their surgical results through proper nutrition and routine exercise. Candidates should also be committed to attending all follow-up visits with their plastic surgeon and adhering to all recovery guidelines.

The best way to determine if liposuction is right for you is to consult with your Houston plastic surgeon. For more information on liposuction, tummy tucks, or post-bariatric surgery contact our highly experienced surgeons with the Premier Plastic Surgery Group at (832) 431-5296. We also offer breast reduction and breast augmentation procedures.  Give us a call or visit us online to get started!


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