Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Aug 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

know if you are a good liposuction candidateLiposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in our country, and for good reason. It’s an effective way to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that won’t respond to weight loss techniques. It can eliminate bulges that can’t be spot reduced on many areas of the body. It can enhance self-confidence by sculpting your figure, making you beach ready.

Can liposuction benefit me?

So what areas can benefit from liposuction? If you use a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with liposuction techniques, you can see improvement in several areas with liposuction. They include:

  • Abdomen/ waistline
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Facial area, including the neck and jawline

Today’s procedures use the smallest incisions possible, with little to no scarring. You can go home the same day, and start to see your new shape within a few weeks. If you choose Smartlipo™, your surgery will be minimally invasive with only local anesthesia and oral pain medication, and you can be back to work the next day. Traditional liposuction produces more dramatic changes, while Smartlipo is better for removing smaller amounts of fat. Talk with your cosmetic surgeon to see which procedure is right for you.

Who is a candidate for liposuction?

The beautiful thing about liposuction is you don’t have to be perfect to get it done. People of many shapes and sizes have undergone successful liposuction. Don’t let your concerns about being the right candidate hold you back from talking with a plastic surgeon. The fact is, many people can benefit from liposuction as long as they understand what to expect in advance.

If you’re wondering about having liposuction, you should meet these major criteria:

  • You are within about 30 percent of your ideal body weight
  • You are generally in good health, with no major medical conditions that could impede healing
  • Your skin has retained some firmness and elasticity
  • You don’t smoke

Meeting these criteria can ensure you get the best possible results from your surgery. Your surgeon can talk with you about what you can expect and how the procedure will work for you.

If you’re unhappy with your shape, you don’t have to live with it. Find out how liposuction or Smartlipo may benefit you and boost your confidence.

Discuss your options for improving the appearance of your figure with liposuction or Smartlipo with our board-certified plastic surgeons at Monarch Plastic Surgery. Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for plastic surgery.

Topics: Cosmetic products, liposuction, smartlipo

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