Signs You Should Consider Liposuction

December 07, 2019
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Most of us have just a little unwanted body fat that we’re trying to get rid of. This is easier said than done. That’s why we offer liposuction for cosmetic fat removal all over the body. Numerous patients in the greater Atlanta, GA area have benefited from liposuction at our practice.

You may be wondering if liposuction is a good option for you and your needs. Below are some signs that you can benefit from liposuction.

You Have Some Stubborn Body Fat

People who are ideal for liposuction have problems with unwanted body fat. This could be some fat around the love handles, the buttocks, the thighs, the upper arms, and even the neck. If you have stretch marks or loose skin, a different body contouring or skin tightening procedure will be more ideal given your needs.

You’ve Tried to Shed That Body Fat with Diet and Exercise

Liposuction should not be your first resort when it comes to stubborn pockets of fat. You should exercise regularly and eat a balanced, healthy diet. If a combination of an active lifestyle and eating right hasn’t helped you get rid of that body fat, then you should consider liposuction. Losing as much unwanted fat as you can naturally prior to liposuction will typically improve the final results of the surgery.

You’re Close to Your Ideal Weight

Liposuction can remove a fair amount of body fat, but it is not intended to be used as a weight loss tool. Only a certain amount of body fat can be removed safely at one time. Given that fact, it’s important that candidates for liposuction be close to their ideal weight and body composition. Again, this can make a difference with surgical outcomes.

You’re in Good Overall Health

As with any surgical procedure, it’s important that patients be in good overall health prior to liposuction. If you suffer from medical conditions that would make liposuction a risky endeavor, you should avoid the surgery until that health issue is properly addressed.

You Understand the Nature of the Procedure

When patients understand what happens during surgery, that tends to improve the experience during the procedure as well as the final results. Liposuction will involve the use of a cannula, a thin, hollow tube that is inserted beneath the skin to help remove unwanted fat. We can go into more detail about the kinds of liposuction available during your visit.

Your Know the Risks and Benefits

In addition to understanding the nature of the procedure, it’s important that liposuction patients know the risks and benefits as well. This provides patients with realistic expectations regarding the pre-op and post-op process. It can also help with ensuring a speedy and safe recovery.

You’re Willing to Work for Long-Term Liposuction Results

Undergoing liposuction doesn’t mean you can just eat what you want and lead a sedentary lifestyle. After undergoing liposuction, it’s important that you continue to eat right and exercise regularly to help keep excess fat off and continue looking your best.

Schedule a Consultation for Liposuction

If you live in the Atlanta or Marietta area and would like to learn more about cosmetic fat removal and looking your best, be sure to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your visit to the practice, we can answer all of your questions about liposuction and how it can help you.

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