If you would like to reshape your body and get rid of stubborn fat bulges like love handles, liposuction may be the right procedure for you. Lipo reshapes the body by eliminating localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. However lipo is not for everyone, so if you are contemplating having it done, you should find out who are the best candidates for lipo.
Liposuction is a procedure that is carried out to redefine and sculpt the body. The pockets of fat are removed with the use of a very small tube known as a cannula. The cannula breaks up the fat and then vacuums it out of the body. The results of lipo are permanent, as long as your weight remains stable. The arms, thighs, and abdomen, are some of the areas that respond well to liposuction.
Who are the best candidates for lipo?
Candidates for liposuction should be in good physical health, and have realistic expectations about surgery.
Patients with good skin tone usually obtain very good results with liposuction. Ideally, skin should ideally be firm and elastic, so that it can snap back into shape after the fat is removed. People with loose skin are not good lipo candidates because lipo does not make the skin tighter, so it won’t help with excess loose skin.
People near their ideal weight, with unwanted areas of localized fat are also good candidates. Liposuction is not an alternative to a structured weight loss program, therefore it is not recommended for obese individuals.
Contact Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine to find out if you would be a good candidate for lipo. Call 949-701-4454 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kyle Song. Dr. Song will review your aesthetic goals, and determine if lipo is the right procedure for you.