Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Liposuction Considerations

Liposuction is a procedure to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body. It is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing fat that doesn't respond to dieting or exercise. Before surgery, you will want to discuss several factors with your surgeon. Foremost, be realistic about your expectations. Liposuction can improve your appearance and enhance your self-confidence, but it won't drastically change your life. It is recommended that your weight be relatively normal, but you have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. You also should have firm, elastic skin. If you have loose or sagging skin, it will not reshape to your body's new contour and may require additional surgeries to remove the excess skin. Also, liposuction is not recommended if you have poor circulation or other skin complications. Discuss these factors with your surgeon as well. Your surgeon will be able to address these and other concerns with you if you are considering liposuction. For more information, contact a plastic surgeon.