What Makes a Good Liposuction Candidate?
If you’re looking to attain a trimmer figure, liposuction could be the ideal solution. Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat from your body. Some of the most popular areas for liposuction include the face, abdomen, hips, legs, and buttocks. Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at the same time, and it can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck, for optimal results.
If you’re considering liposuction, continue reading to learn about the criteria for liposuction.
Here at Plastic Surgery Associates, we understand that having excessive fat can have an effect on your self-esteem. This can be especially frustrating when diet and exercise haven’t been successful. Liposuction is ideal for people who want to improve the appearance of their bodies by minimizing deposits of excess fat.
- Are within 30% of their ideal body weight
- Are non-smokers
- Have good muscle tone
- Have good skin elasticity
- Haven’t reached their goals with diet and exercise
- Have realistic expectations for results
Following the procedure, patients wear a compression garment day and night for two weeks, and at night for an additional two to four weeks. The garment may be removed for showers as needed. There may be bruising and swelling of the areas of liposuction, but this will resolve within weeks. Most people return to work two to three days after surgery, resume light aerobic exercise in about a week, and begin more strenuous activity three weeks after liposuction. We can discuss more details on the procedure and how to help the recovery process at your cosmetic consultation.
Plastic Surgery Associates has been delivering life-changing results to countless delighted patients since 1987. We understand that your needs and goals are as unique as you are, which is why we do a consultation with every client. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and help you determine the best possible treatment options to achieve them.
Call us today or reach out online today to schedule your consultation for liposuction in Grand Rapids, MI!