A good candidate for liposuction is typically someone who:
- Is in good overall health: This is important to ensure that the body can heal properly after the procedure.
- Has a stable weight: Liposuction is best suited for removing localized areas of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. It’s not intended as a weight-loss method.
- Has good skin elasticity: The best results are achieved in individuals whose skin can bounce back after the fat is removed. If the skin is loose or has poor elasticity, it may not reshape well, and additional procedures may be needed.
- Does not smoke: Smoking can complicate both the procedure and the recovery process.
- Has realistic expectations: Liposuction can improve your shape and contours, but it won’t necessarily change your body to match an ideal image or change your life.
Remember, it’s crucial to have an open discussion with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your goals, alternatives, potential risks and benefits, and expectations. They can provide you with the most accurate information relevant to your individual situation.