Liposuction is a famous surgery among people who want to remove excess body fat. This includes removing fat from the back, face, neck, arms, abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks and legs. The purpose why liposuction is done is to improve the appearance of a body area. Although in some cases, liposuction maybe medically required to treat a medical condition.
Are There Other Treatment Options?
In most cases, doctors first recommend less invasive treatments to reduce excess body fat. Less invasive treatments include exercise and diet programs. One can also seek other ways to accept their body’s appearance as it is. Consider getting a second opinion before deciding on liposuction after you have known about all the other treatment options.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
● If you aren’t happy with appearance of your body area due to excess fat deposits and it is diminishing your quality of life are certain cases when you will want to consider liposuction.
● Your doctor may decide that you are a good candidate for liposuction if you are a healthy adult suffering from no other critical illness.
● Your body weight is within 30% of ideal body weight.
● You have good muscle tone with firm elastic skin.
● Smokers are usually not considered an ideal candidate for liposuction.
● One should keep realistic expectations and has a positive outlook, specific body contouring goals for the result.
● In case when non surgical management like diet and exercise hasn’t worked.
● If you have pockets of fat that have proven resistant to regular exercise and nutritious diet.
● With ageing comes certain issues like the face and the neck start to amalgamate, liposuction helps in resolving such issues as well.
● Liposuction is suited also for candidates who are not obese but have an area which could be anything that has a fat deposit: thighs, cheeks, arms,stomach, buttocks, arms and so on, that particularly bothers them and want to look a little different.
● Presence of localised areas of fat pockets that are disproportionate to the rest of your body.
● People who aspire to have more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body.
● People who are Suffering from lymphoedema – it is where fluid accumulates in body tissue
● People who are suffering with gynaecomastia – it is an endocrine disorder in which there is a benign enlargement of breast tissue in men, especially around nipples
● Also the people who would like to reduce the size of their breasts.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
A unhealthy person may be at greater risks for liposuction complications than a healthy person.
For example, the risks increases to many folds if the person has a history of surgical complications associated with cardiac arrhythmias, seizure disorders, immunodeficiency disorders, excessive bleeding, or a significant history of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs) or pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs). If you are taking certain drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding (antiplatelet drugs) such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or anticoagulants such as Coumadin (warfarin), then liposuction would not be safe.
You might be at an increased risk of drug interactions.If you are consuming certain drugs that inhibit the metabolism of lidocaine, the local anesthetic which is used in the tumescent technique, unless you can discontinue the drug(s) at least two weeks before surgery. Liposuction is not proven to be an effective treatment for obesity.You will be disappointed if you expect liposuction to be an effective means to lose weight permanently.
One must expect there to be some degree of a crepé or slightly wrinkled appearance, if your skin does not have good elasticity. However, patients with poor skin elasticity are very happy with their new shape despite the slight wrinkled appearance of the skin in many cases .
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