Liposuction is a procedure that assists in enhancing the bodys shape by eliminating unwanted and surplus fat from certain areas such as the chin, abdomen, hips, thighs etc.
Although liposuction is not a substitute for either exercise or an improvement in diet, it will help in removing any stubborn areas of fat which don’t respond to more conventional weight loss methods.
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you should have down-to-earth expectations about what liposuction can do for you. Unfortunately many people presuppose that having liposuction will improve their whole life, while in fact the excess fat you are carrying may only be part of any problems you may have.
Even though liposuction has the ability to improve your appearance and thus your self confidence, you should be aware that it will not necessarily alter either your looks to that of your ideal or modify the way other people treat you.
Prior to making your decision about surgery, you should think very carefully about what you are expecting and talk about it with your surgeon. If you do have any unrealistic expectations, he will be able to explain to you the realities of what is involved.
The ideal candidates for liposuction are those with a standard weight who have nice firm, elastic skin and areas of inflexible surplus fat in precise areas of their body.
It is essential that anyone considering this procedure is physically healthy, secure mentally and also have realistic expectations of the outcome of their surgery.
Although age is not a specific consideration, older patients tend to have poorer skin elasticity and they don’t usually achieve the same results as those patients with younger skin that is also tighter.
There is also a greater risk for anyone who is considering liposuction if they have any specific medical problems. These include problems such as diabetes, poor blood circulation heart disease or any recent surgery near the area to be operated on.
During your preliminary discussion with your surgeon, he will assess your health, determine where the fat actually lies in your body and weigh up the condition of your skin.
The body contouring methods your surgeon uses will be explained to you by your surgeon and it will be decided which will be the most appropriate for you. This will determine whether liposuction is the most appropriate procedure for you or whether another procedure just as a tummy tuck will be more effective.
It is important to be honest with your surgeon so that he will be able to provide you with realistic and honest answers to any questions you may have. Sometimes people considering liposuction feel bewildered about the number of options and techniques that are available to them. Your surgeon will explain each procedure and he will help you decide which the right method is for you.
It is important to research your surgeons qualifications along with his experience. If you consider a surgeon certified via your countrys Plastic Surgery Association., then you should be in fairly safe hands.