Before proceeding with treatment, you will need to ask yourself: “Am I a good candidate for liposuction?” While you are in consultation with your plastic surgeon in Mexico, he will also make sure that you are a good candidate for liposuction. This is because some people are physically and/or mentally unsuitable for surgery of this kind and it is important that potential risks and side effects are minimised by excluding them from treatment. If you are not a good candidate for liposuction, your plastic surgeon will discuss alternative options for you. These may or may not involve surgery.
There are a number of important factors to consider while working out if you are a good candidate for liposuction:
Do you have realistic expectations of what this treatment can do for you? Are you aware of its limitations? Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment but a method that can remove stubborn fat deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It can also help you obtain your desired body shape by sculpting your silhouette. You must be close to your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction. This type of surgery is not recommended for overweight or obese patients because their issues are more complicated and there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed.
Both men and women make good candidates for liposuction. Age is also not normally an issue but older patients need to be aware that their skin is not as elastic as it used to be. The skin of a person over 40 may not contract as much as the skin of a younger person after the treatment. Some surgeons choose not to operate on patients with non elastic skin because of the sagging and looseness that will result.
Liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite or stretch marks and patients with these conditions may experience slightly different results.
You need to have a healthy lifestyle and be emotionally stable to make a good candidate for liposuction. If you have body image issues or are having liposuction for inappropriate reasons, your surgeon will discuss these with you.
Liposuction is a serious procedure and you must be aware of all the risks and side effects as well as everything that is involved with the surgery from beginning to end. If you are unwilling to accept these then you are not a good candidate for liposuction.
It is also important that your weight is relatively stable and does not frequently fluctuate. You must be in good health, exercise regularly and a non smoker.
Liposuction will not be performed on patients who have significant medical problems such as diabetes, heart or lung disease. Patients on certain medications that can affect their surgery or recovery from liposuction may also not be operated on.
If you are a good candidate for liposuction, it can make you look and feel amazing. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the capabilities and limitations of liposuction for you.
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