If you’ve worked hard to keep your body in shape, only to be discouraged by stubborn fat deposits that refuse to disappear, liposuction might be your answer. This popular body contouring procedure is designed to remove localized fat deposits that resist diet and exercise efforts.
In order to be a good candidate for liposuction, you should already be at (or near) your target weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; it is meant to sculpt and tone your body, not to cause a dramatic change in your overall weight. Removing too much fat actually increases your risk of complications from liposuction, which is why removing a smaller amount is always recommended.
Good liposuction candidates should also:
- Be at a stable weight
- Not plan to lose or gain a significant amount of weight (i.e. pregnancy)
- Have good skin elasticity
- Be in strong overall health
If you suffer from diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, or other serious medical conditions, you may be more vulnerable to potential liposuction complications. Being in good metabolic health is an essential requirement for liposuction. The healthier you are, the more successful your procedure will be.
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