Diet and exercise cannot take care of stubborn fatty tissue deposits in certain body parts, such as thighs, abdomen, flanks, and buttocks. You should consider getting a liposuction body contouring cosmetic surgery if you are struggling with such unsightly bulges.
Your surgeon will determine your candidacy for the procedure during the initial consultation. Nowadays liposuction body contouring can be performed using different techniques, so your surgeon will help you decide the best technique to meet your unique needs.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides liposuction to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Candidates for Liposuction
Suitable candidates for liposuction cosmetic surgery will have surplus fat pockets in their body that has become resistant to exercise and diet. Candidates should have a moderate or stable body weight in the range of 20 – 25 pounds of their ideal weight. Liposuction to be performed in patients below 18 years of age needs to meet certain medical criteria.
Liposuction Is Not Meant For
- Breastfeeding or pregnant mothers
- People on NSAIDs or blood thinners (except if they can stop taking the medications temporarily)
- Patients with medical conditions, that may interfere with their healing process or surgery
- Individuals allergic to lidocaine – the local anesthetic used by surgeons for performing tumescent liposuction
Candidacy in Teenagers
Teenagers can be candidates for liposuction cosmetic surgery in exceptional cases. The cosmetic surgeon will need to evaluate the emotional stability of the teenager along with their self-esteem levels and maturity. Only when satisfied on all parameters will a plastic surgeon give them a go-ahead for this procedure.
Extensive liposuction in several areas may not be performed in such cases by the cosmetic surgeon. They may instead only focus on a prominent problem area in a bid to improve the teen’s confidence and self-image. For instance, a teen may become unhappy about excess fat deposits in the buttocks region. This can be corrected easily with a limited liposuction surgery.
Liposuction surgery can be performed on adults of all age groups. However, they should be healthy and fit enough to sustain anesthesia and surgery. Liposuction is designed to remove unwanted fat pockets. However, it doesn’t tighten lax skin.
Patients that have a fair amount of skin elasticity can obtain successful results with the procedure. Older candidates that don’t have a good measure of skin elasticity may need to combine their liposuction with a body lift surgery for achieving the best results.
It’s fundamental for candidates to have realistic expectations. They should know that liposuction plastic surgery procedure is for reducing fat and not weight. Candidates should also remain committed to not smoke for several days before and after the surgery. This is to ensure quick and efficient recovery.
Medical Problems to be Aware Of
Patients with chronic conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes will need to consult with their surgeon to establish their candidacy for the procedure. Your surgeon’s goal will be to reduce the risk of infection and other complications. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Solomon
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.