Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Although liposuction is not a substitute for dieting and exercise, the procedure can remove stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to traditional weight-loss methods.
If you’re considering liposuction in Bradenton or Sarasota, this page will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it is performed and how you might look and feel after surgery.
Ideal Candidates for Liposuction
The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin, who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
Liposuction carries a greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease and poor blood circulation, or smokers.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is an experienced face and body contouring surgeon who has helped many men and women enhance their appearance and self-confidence through surgical and non-surgical treatments. For more information in how we can help you achieve the look you have always desired email or call us for a consult.