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Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

candidate for liposuctionShould I get liposuction?” This is a question that many ask. After all, as part of your goal to get a slimmer, trimmer profile, you may be considering liposuction to get rid of those pesky fat deposits. It’s a good idea to check out whether you would actually be a good candidate for liposuction.

Overall, a good candidate for liposuction will have realistic goals, is likely to be satisfied with the results of liposuction, and is in general good health.

While liposuction procedures can provide improvements, it is often unrealistic to think that results will be absolutely perfect. As far as realistic goals, expectations are important. For example, it is not realistic for a woman weighing 154 pounds before liposuction to expect that the small amount of fat that will be removed will let her fit into clothes for a woman weighing 130 pounds.

Other indicators that make a good candidate for liposuction include:

  • Being within 30 percent of the ideal weight and have elastic, firm skin, along with healthy muscle tone
  • Individuals who do not have illnesses or medical conditions that can prevent proper healing
  • Do not smoke
  • Have a positive outlook about your specific goals

Who May Not Be a Good Candidate?

Those who may not be in good health, may be at great risk of complications. For instance the risk of complications increase for those with a history of such things as:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Seizures
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary emboli

In addition, certain medications can increase the risk of bleeding. These medications include aspirin, NSAIDs, or anticoagulants. Also medications that inhibit the effects of lidocaine can affect the liposuction procedure. If you are using this type of medication, you may be required to discontinue its use at least two weeks before your liposuction procedure.

Your Expectation Level is Important

Your expectations of the results of liposuction also affect whether you will be a good candidate. For instance, you should not expect liposuction to be a weight loss solution. Also, if your skin does not have a good level of elasticity, you should expect some degree of creapiness or wrinkles in your skin.

Just remember; if you’re wondering why get liposuction, or if you can even get it, Dr. Wright will evaluate your medical history, as well as discuss your overall expectations during your liposuction consultation. He wants to ensure that you are an overall good candidate, as well as having realistic goals for the final results. Call today for more information!