Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction can be a great option for numerous women and men seeking to get rid of fat that remains resistant to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Ideal candidates for this popular body sculpting treatment typically include those who:
- Have non-responsive accumulations of fat in localized regions of the body
- Are healthy and in relatively good overall shape
- Do not have any unmanaged medical concerns that may inhibit proper healing
- Have good skin quality/elasticity
Although liposuction is designed to remove fat from the body, it is not—and should never be—considered a weight loss procedure. As a result, good candidates for liposuction usually have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or less. Generally speaking, individuals with a BMI greater than 35 have an increased risk for complications and poor surgical outcomes.
If you are interested in liposuction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with this body contouring procedure. After a thorough evaluation, he or she will be able to determine if liposuction is right for you at this time, or if certain lifestyle changes need to be made in order to become eligible for treatment.
To schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in New York City, please don’t hesitate to contact 740 Park Plastic Surgery online or by telephone at 888-394-1689.