Liposuction has come to be known by many as the magic procedure that sucks out fat. The popularity of liposuction continues to fuel the appeal for both male and female patients. With many different methods available as well as different medical professionals performing the liposuction procedure, it is important for patients to do as much research as possible before choosing the liposuction procedure. There are many different factors to consider when investigating the possibility of liposuction.
Liposuction …Is It An Option For You?
First, patients need to be able to explain exactly what their expectations are and which areas of the body they are most concerned with improving. Dr. Seify explains during the liposuction consultation that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. This means for the best results patient should be at or near their ideal body weight. The patient’s BMI or body measurement index is critical to the patient achieving a desirable and noticeable liposuction result. Some patients mistakenly believe that performing liposuction can be used as a “jumpstart” to a weight loss program and lifestyle. This rarely works because after patients have invested the finances and time into liposuction and the recovery, if they are obese they are not likely to see any noticeable liposuction results. As you might imagine, this would not serve as a viable motivational tool.
Liposuction at Newport Plastic Surgery
Dr. Seify also explains that on areas where patients have a moderate to severe amount of loose and lax skin, liposuction will not tighten the skin. Liposuction will reduce the thickness of the area that any loose and lax skin remains the same. In most cases it will not make it worse; however, patients must note that it will most likely not make it better. It is tempting for patients to believe that anything is better than what they have, but when consider liposuction patients must remember that this is not a procedure that was intended to be performed multiple times in the same area. The liposuction procedure disrupts tissues and scar tissue is developed underneath the skin as a result. Over time the scar tissue softens and is not noticeable to the naked eye, but during secondary liposuction surgeries, the issue of old scar tissue can be very tricky and can make achieving an aesthetically pleasing result more difficult for the surgeon. It is best for patients to be sure they are a good candidate for liposuction before proceeding with the procedure. Patients should approach the procedure with an open mind and be prepared to wait if they are not yet a viable candidate. Dr. Seify encourages patients to schedule a consultation to determine if liposuction is a viable solution for them.