Who Are the Best Liposuction Candidates?
Although liposuction can help you achieve your cosmetic goals and a more youthful silhouette, at Frisco Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, Dr. Ken Smart performs this procedure as a body contouring technique, not a weight loss procedure. Liposuction candidates at our Frisco, TX, practice should be well-informed on the advantages and limitations of the procedure. Liposuction is a good solution for healthy individuals with good skin elasticity who have been unable to slim problem areas through regular diet and exercise. To help you achieve your cosmetic goals and maintain long-lasting results, we also recommend that you be committed to living a healthy lifestyle before undergoing the procedure.
Liposuction Candidacy Prerequisites
During your initial consultation, Dr. Smart will review your overall physical health and medical history to determine your candidacy for liposuction. The best candidates are those who are non-smokers, at a healthy weight, and in good physical condition. Dr. Smart will also ensure that you have healthy and realistic expectations so you can both achieve and maintain optimal results.
Although liposuction can dramatically enhance your figure, it is imperative that you understand what it will accomplish before undergoing the procedure. Liposuction should not be viewed as a solution for extreme weight loss but rather as the final step in your journey to accomplishing your aesthetic goals. Patients will also need to maintain a healthy weight to ensure their results are long-lasting.
Because liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure, there are a number of factors that could disqualify you or increase your risk for complications, including:
- Your Health: If you have a pre-existing health condition, such as heart disease, cancer, blood clots, diabetes, or other immunodeficiency disorders, you may be at a greater risk for surgical complications.
- Habits: Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption could also increase your risk for complications. To optimize your recovery and results, we recommend avoiding both before undergoing the procedure and while you heal. Dr. Smart can provide further instructions regarding alcohol and tobacco cessation.
Liposuction is a good solution for healthy individuals with good skin elasticity who have been unable to slim problem areas through regular diet and exercise.
- Medications: Certain medications can negatively interact with the lidocaine involved in liposuction. In addition, medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen could cause excessive bleeding and inhibit your recovery. Be sure to provide Dr. Smart with a full list of medications and supplements you are taking during your initial consultation.
- Skin Elasticity: Weakened skin elasticity can also affect your overall results. Liposuction removes fat cells but may not completely tighten loose, excess skin. For sagging or wrinkled skin, you may also wish to undergo a body contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, neck lift, arm lift, or full body lift.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Smart offers both VASER® Lipo and Smartlipo Triplex™ treatments and can recommend your candidacy for treatment depending on your unique needs and preferences. To learn more about liposuction, call us at (972) 334-0400 or contact our office online to schedule your initial consultation.
“I opted for the breast augmentation with lift along with a tummy tuck and now I look better than I did in high school!” T.C.