If exercise and diet have failed to give you the ideal figure you want, liposuction might be able to help. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can remove stubborn fat. Patients usually have the procedure done on their hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, or face to enhance their shape. Others combine liposuction with other plastic surgeries including breast reductions or tummy tucks. We’ll first address the benefits and risks of liposuction then discuss if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Liposuction benefits and risks
Liposuction is a wonderful procedure to remove body fat when dieting and exercise won’t do the trick. Liposuction can help you reach your total body goals by reshaping your back, upper arms, stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.
Liposuction is a safe procedure when performed by an experience board certified plastic surgeon. As with any surgery, there are inherent risks. The risks associated with liposuction include bleeding, shock, fluid accumulation, uneven fat removal, changes in skin sensation, damage to nerves or blood vessels, and infections. By finding a reputable board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Samuel Lin, you can substantially reduce your risk factors and minimize potential complications
Are you a good liposuction candidate?
First, you need to have realistic expectations of what liposuction can do for you. During your consultation with Dr. Samuel Lin, this will be a topic of discussion. Keep in mind that liposuction does not erase cellulite. Prior to your consultation, write a list of questions you have that you can speak with the doctor about. You are an ideal candidate if you do not smoke, have firm skin, and are within 30% of your ideal weight. If you have health problems related to heart issues, blood flow, or diabetes, liposuction may not be the best procedure for you.
Arrange a consultation
As mentioned, the best way to determine if liposuction is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuel Lin. To arrange your appointment, contact our office in Boston, MA by calling 617.632.7827. We are excited to work with you and answer your questions about our services and address any of your concerns.