Are you a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction surgery is an extremely popular procedure among patients seeking plastic surgery in New York. It eliminates troublesome areas of fat from the body that are unresponsive to healthy weight loss efforts like diet and exercise. However, it’s not right for everyone. Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering liposuction.
Are you over 18? Most reputable, board-certified plastic surgeons will not perform liposuction on a minor under the age of 18.
Are you in good physical condition? Liposuction candidates should be in shape, exercise regularly and have firm skin with good elasticity.
Are you at a stable weight? Liposuction is not recommended for individuals who plan to lose a large amount of weight or become pregnant. Gaining or losing weight can compromise the results of liposuction.
Are you using liposuction as a weight loss method? If so, your physician will not perform the procedure. It is not intended to completely change your shape, and it is only performed to address specific areas of excess fat.
Have you explored all of your options? The best liposuction candidates do their research individually and with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon before they schedule the surgery. Candidates should be informed of what to expect before, during and after the procedure, as well as possible complications, the benefits and the cost of the surgery.
Do you have realistic expectations of the surgery? Liposuction will not change your life. It will make visible improvements to your figure, but it will not solve other problems. Also, the results are permanent — as long as you maintain your weight with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.
Have you consulted with a board-certified plastic surgeon? Only a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery should perform liposuction. This certification indicates that the doctor has undergone extensive training and is qualified to perform the procedure.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with board-certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald, please contact our practice today. He would be happy to explore the liposuction procedure in greater detail with you one-on-one.