Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

 liposuction Have you been working hard to lose stubborn fat, but diet and exercise are not doing the trick? You may be wondering if liposuction is right for you. Read on to find out what factors you should consider when determining if liposuction may be appropriate for achieving your body goals.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Liposuction?

First, you will want to think about what part or parts of your body you are looking to treat. Liposuction works very well to remove fat from more superficial areas that tend to accumulate fat deposits. The most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, waist, flanks, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, and upper arms.

Liposuction is an effective way to remove fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. If you are at or near your ideal weight but still have disproportionate bulges of fat, then liposuction can help sculpt a slimmer silhouette and contour your problem spots.

Your Skin Elasticity Matters

Another important factor is the elasticity and firmness of your skin in the area being treated. The skin needs to have sufficient elasticity to conform to the new contours after liposuction removes fat cells. With aging, skin elasticity naturally reduces. Very young patients tend to have excellent skin recoil ability, while older patients may be better candidates for an additional skin tightening procedure along with liposuction to achieve optimal results. Our skilled surgeon can help determine the best treatment options during an in-person evaluation.

Your Goals and Expectations

What do you hope to achieve from liposuction treatment? While liposuction can bring about remarkable improvements in body contours, it is important to have realistic expectations. The best candidates have specific areas of localized fat deposits they want to see permanently removed or reduced. It is vital to understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, and being at or close to your ideal weight is key. Discussing goals openly and honestly with our team ensures liposuction can successfully meet your personal expectations for a slimmer, more sculpted figure.

Take a Step Toward Your Body Goals

If you have specific areas of disproportionate fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, take the first step toward achieving your aesthetic goals by scheduling a liposuction consultation with our team at UMASS Memorial Medical Group.

We have extensive experience helping individuals in Worcester, MA, and surrounding areas achieve their body goals through effective, top-quality surgical and non-surgical procedures, and we can help you achieve the best possible results for your liposuction treatment. Contact our office today at (508) 334-5990 to meet with one of our skilled surgeons.

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