How to Know If You Need Liposuction

Liposuction is incredibly popular in the United States with no sign of slowing down, despite several non-surgical options like CoolSculpting Elite and Emsculpt Neo available. With instant results, minimal downtime, and constantly improving technology, liposuction remains the most sought-after cosmetic surgery worldwide.

But is it the best option for your cosmetic needs and goals? Here are some simple factors to consider if liposuction is right for you.

1. To Eliminate Diet and Exercise-Resistant Fat

Sometimes, even with an active, healthy lifestyle that incorporates strict food intake and consistent exercise, removing pesky fat pads from trouble areas can be challenging.

Liposuction eliminates isolated bulges of localized fatty deposits anywhere on your body to achieve a more flattering body contour.

2. Nearly Any Area of the Body Can Be Treated

Liposuction is a suitable choice for patients who target multiple areas for a more dramatic change to their figure. The procedure’s versatility allows it to be used virtually anywhere to achieve your desired changes. This includes the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, hips, and more.

3. Liposuction Offers Permanent Results

With liposuction, fat is instantly and permanently removed.

The eliminated fat cells are gone for good when your treatment is complete. However, the remaining fat cells can expand with significant weight gain. Therefore, patients are advised to keep up with their physical fitness and healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions with their diet to maintain optimal benefits.

4. Can Be Combined with Other Procedures for More Dramatic Results

Liposuction is often performed with other surgical procedures like tummy tuck, breast lift, and post-bariatric surgery.

Autologous fat transfer can also be performed for patients who desire more extensive body contouring.

5. You Are Ready to Look Slim, Fit, and Toned

For men and women who have worked hard to lose weight and improve their strength and health, liposuction can help sculpt their body contours more. The procedure allows you to achieve a more toned, fit, and proportionate body to make you look and feel your best.

It should be noted that liposuction is not a substitute for a weight loss treatment. Ultimately, the ideal candidate should have good overall health, minimal skin laxity, and realistic expectations for desired results.

Interested In Learning More?

While not everyone is a suitable candidate for liposuction, we encourage you to book an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss to discuss if it is the best option for your specific needs. Contact us at 815-806-9400 or schedule your consultation online.