Liposuction is one of the most sought out and misunderstood plastic surgery procedures. It is increasingly common for patients to come in for liposuction, only to be told they would get the results they want with a tummy tuck. This can come as a shock for some patients, so let’s take a look at, “Who is a good candidate for liposuction?”
First off, liposuction is rarely a standalone procedure. It is often combined with other surgeries such as tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and body lifts. Patients who are good candidates for standalone liposuction often have only a few areas of fat that need treatment and likely are, or close to an ideal BMI. While BMI is not always a reliable factor, those with more fat on average will see better results from another procedure.
Next, candidates should be in fairly good health and have any major health conditions under control. If you have an untreated illness, blood disorder, or are taking certain medications, you may not be a good surgical candidate. Generally, though, after a full examination and discussion with Dr. Allegra, patients can undergo liposuction safely.
Finally, patients should understand the procedure and have realistic expectations. It can take time for patients to see the results as swelling resolves and the skin settles. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.