Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

By on May 4, 2015 under Blog

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove excess fat under the skin by a technique called suction. This method is used to remove fat from several parts of the body including:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Calves
  • Abdomen
  • Arms

Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is suitable for many kinds of people. These include:

  • Adults within 30 percent of their ideal body mass with good muscle tone and a firm, elastic skin
  • Non-smokers
  • No life-threatening illnesses or those that can hamper healing
  • Individuals with a positive outlook on life and a goal for body contouring

Liposuction is best for a person with a realistic expectation of the outcome of the procedure. Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss procedure or solution. Nor is it meant to be a solution for obesity.

The Liposuction Procedure

During the liposuction procedure, a small, blunt-tipped tube called a cannula is inserted into tiny cuts below the skin. Fat is then suctioned through the tube as Dr. Perry moves it targeting fat deposits.

The liposuction procedure has evolved over time, and several techniques are used in practice. We’ll review all possible options during your consultation.

What to Expect After the Procedure

After the liposuction treatment, the area is wrapped firmly. A red color, swelling and pain may occur on the treated area. An elastic bandage and tape, support hose, girdle or another firm-fitting garment is used to protect the treated area. You may also have to wear a compressing garment for three to four weeks. After the treatment, a bruising and swelling may occur that lasts for seven to ten days.

Benefits of Liposuction

The following are the advantages of lipoplasty.

  • Safe removal of excess fat
  • Reduced or improved appearance of cellulite
  • Improved health associated with fat loss
  • A boost in self-esteem due to improved appearance
  • Sculpting in areas that exercise doesn’t help

Liposuction is a safe procedure with minimal risks, and its benefits are long lasting to both your physical and mental shape. If you have excess fat that you need to eliminate, contact Dr. Wendell Perry today to schedule your consultation.

Doctor Perry’s innovative treatment plan for liposuction offers improved results that won’t redistribute fat cells after treatment. Creating an even concentration of fat cells throughout the body gives you the best results without the common re-accumulation of fat cells in untreated areas. At our office, we’ll work with you to determine the best treatment method to get you the best possible results.