Am I A Candidate For Liposuction?

Fat is an essential component in your body. It protects your vital organs, and it can provide energy when your body needs it. While fat has its benefits, some people consider it a problem. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recognizes that various factors influence the accumulation of fat in your body. Family history, genes, and gender determine the fat buildup in areas such as thighs and the abdomen. To remove stubborn fat deposits, many people resort to liposuction. Although this procedure is available anywhere, only those who meet certain parameters can have it. If you want to know if you’re a candidate for liposuction, here’s what you should know. 


There are always those who have no issues when it comes to shedding excess fats. These fortunate ones just diet or exercise for a while and their extra inches melt away. As they enjoy their extraordinary metabolism, others find it nearly impossible to get rid of their excess fat. Despite their efforts, their fat deposits remain. If you have always wanted to remove that muffin top and achieve your ideal weight, perhaps liposuction will help you reach your goals. 


Cosmetic surgeons always remind their patients that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Most surgeons will suggest that you achieve the weight that you want first before the surgery. You will not lose an epic amount of weight once the excess fat disappears. If ever you do lose more weight after your liposuction, you may have sagging or loose skin. Surgeons recommend that you should not exceed 20 pounds in excess weight. Your weight has to be stable before and after the procedure for optimal results. 


Liposuction is an invasive type of surgery that will need a certain period for recuperation. Healing and rest are vital to the success of the procedure. Your surgeon might advise you to stay home for a week. You will do this while following a specific set of instructions. Refrain from doing any exercises or physically demanding tasks. Wear a compression garment to keep the treated area stable until it develops its ideal shape. 


It always helps when you temper your expectations before the procedure. You should understand that there are certain limitations and advantages during your liposuction. This procedure will not mold you into a supermodel or an unrecognizable thin person. Liposuction will only remove stubborn fats. It will not reshape your entire body. 


You are a good candidate for liposuction if you have healthy, elastic skin. Your skin should become smaller after the surgery to achieve optimal results. Aging decreases your skin elasticity, but if your skin’s elasticity is still good, you can still have the surgery. 

Liposuction is an essential cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve the body shape that you want. At Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center, we talk to our patients first to determine if they are truly good candidates for liposuction. Please visit our clinic in Houston, Texas, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at 281-502-5100 if you want to schedule an appointment or ask questions about our liposuction packages.




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