Is liposuction right for me? Our Toronto-based team knows that patients who are thinking of liposuction may be wondering whether liposuction or another type of cosmetic procedure would be best for them. Liposuction has become a popular cosmetic procedure for individuals seeking to achieve a slimmer, more contoured, and proportionate body shape. While it is essential to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution, it can effectively remove stubborn, isolated pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. However, not everyone will be a good candidate for liposuction. In this post, we’ll explore some of the characteristics that define an ideal candidate for this procedure to help you decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
As mentioned above, liposuction is meant for body contouring, but it is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. Ideal candidates are those who are at or within thirty percent of their ideal body weight. They will also need to maintain a stable body weight for at least several months before having liposuction.
If you possess good skin elasticity and your skin is likely to adapt well to the new contours after liposuction, then you may be a good candidate. Ideal candidates have a firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone. This can help to prevent sagging or loose skin on the treated area.
If you have specific “problem areas” or deposits of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, you may be seeking liposuction. It’s common to have liposuction in areas such as the abdomen, arms, flanks, thighs, and hips. By refining body contours, liposuction can give you a more streamlined, sculpted appearance.
An ideal candidate for liposuction is generally in good overall health. They should not have any significant medical conditions or chronic illnesses that could pose a risk during the surgical procedure or the recovery process. We provide a thorough pre-op medical evaluation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.
Is liposuction right for me? Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman can explain more about this treatment to help you decide whether it’s suitable for you. Call us at (416) 322-7108 or submit a contact form online to request a consultation if you’d like to learn more.