Posted on: 7 October 2015
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is currently one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. Also called lipo for short, this procedure is done to remove stubborn fat and help people achieve a slimmer physique. The most common areas that people get liposuction are the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and back. People also commonly request liposuction on their upper arms, face, neck, calves, and knees. Liposuction should not be used as a form of weight loss. It is designed for people who have healthy exercising and eating habits, but can't get rid of that last remaining bulge of fat that just won't go away no matter how hard they try.
Are You A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
A healthy adult with good eating habits and a regular exercise routine, is close to his or her ideal weight, and has an area of stubborn fat that does not respond to exercise and diet is the perfect candidate for liposuction. If you don't fit this criteria, then a cosmetic surgeon may refuse to perform lipo on you until you can change your habits and/or lose more weight.
The ideal candidate for any type of cosmetic surgery, including liposuction, is someone who is also knowledgeable about the cosmetic procedure and has a good understanding about the basics of liposuction. With the research done, this person will also have a good idea as to what to expect before, during, and after the operation. Here are a few other things you should learn about the liposuction procedure you are considering:
Research the specific type of liposuction you'd like to have.
Learn about the risks and possible complications that may arise during your liposuction surgery.
Learn about how the specific lipo procedure you are interested in is performed.
Find out if there are doctors in your area who do this type of liposuction procedure.
Learn about the healing process and after-care requirements after you've had liposuction on a specific area of your body.
Determine how long you'll need to take off work to fully recover and recuperate from your surgical procedure.
Decide if you'll need help around the house in the days and weeks following your procedure.
If you are healthy, close to your ideal weight, and exercise regularly, you are a good candidate for liposuction. Once you've learned all you can about liposuction, and specifically the type of liposuction you want, you will better be able to decide for yourself if you want to move forward and make a consultation appointment with a surgeon who specializes in liposuction.
At the end of your consultation with a cosmetic surgeon, he or she will provide the final say as to whether you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. If you've been given the okay, then go ahead and make your appointment. If you have any questions about liposuction or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, contact your local plastic surgeon. He or she would be happy to talk to you.Share