One of the most commonly asked questions about liposuction is, “Am I a good candidate?” In short, the answer will highly depend on your individual situation and goals. That said, there are some general characteristics that can make someone a great candidate for liposuction.*
Have Specific Areas of Stubborn Fat
Men and women who struggle to get rid of exercise-resistant pockets of subcutaneous, or “pinchable” fat, may be good candidates for liposuction.* During your consultation, you should be able to point out these trouble spots that haven’t responded to your diet and exercise efforts. Your plastic surgeon can provide an accurate assessment that can help you determine whether liposuction may be the most appropriate cosmetic procedure.
Be at or Close to Your Ideal Weight
[pullquote]Liposuction isn’t an alternative to a healthy diet and exercise regimen.[/pullquote]
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a weight loss tool. Instead, lipo can help to remove isolated areas of fatty deposits that don’t seem to budge, no matter how long you spend at the gym.* For this reason, the best candidates for liposuction should already be at or very close to their target weight prior to getting a body contouring procedure.*
Have Realistic Expectations
Throughout the entire process, it’s crucial to remember that the goal of liposuction is to complement your diet and exercise efforts, not to completely replace them or to give you an entirely new body shape. Those considering liposuction should also understand that results won’t happen overnight, so you should expect to take some time away from work and other obligations while you rest and recover.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.