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How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for Liposuction

So you’re considering getting liposuction because whatever you do, the fat on your body continues to plague on a daily basis. Perhaps you want to be your best and have decided to treat yourself. Whatever the case may be, it’s important you consider what it takes to be a candidate for liposuction. Here are some thoughts and questions from Dr. Jan Zemplenyi, President and Director of the Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery.

What Does it Take to Get Liposuction?

So, now that you’ve made up your mind, you have to understand whether or not you’re a good candidate. If you’re healthy, in good physical condition, have tight, smooth skin – without cellulite or surface waviness – and do not have any preexisting medical conditions, you’re in luck! If you don’t fit this ideal model don’t fret! Although the ideal patient will receive good results, you can still get liposuction and even achieve positive results in the end.

There are several dramatic changes that can be achieved if you have local areas of fat that is bulging from under the skin. For instance, if you have extremely large outer thighs but otherwise have a normal shape, you’re essentially a good candidate for liposuction. These areas actually respond extremely well to the procedure and you have a normal shape post-surgery for the rest of your life.

What Liposuction Cannot Do For You

Remember, liposuction cannot help with generalized obesity, abdominal fat, or excess loose skin. Some patients think that liposuction can help but eventually find out that the excess fat is actually inside the abdomen and wrapped around the intestines. Liposuction cannot help in that case.



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