At times, it can be difficult to eliminate stubborn fatty pockets on the flanks, thighs, abdomen, and other parts of the body, even with a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen. These stubborn fatty deposits are usually resistant to natural treatment.
Liposuction plastic surgery is an effective option to eliminate fat from various body areas. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will establish whether the patient is a suitable candidate for liposuction surgery, and explain its advantages and limitations to them.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction body contouring to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Prior to proceeding further, a skilled cosmetic surgeon will first determine the patient’s candidacy for liposuction surgery. Ideal candidates for this procedure are in good overall health and weight within 25 pounds of their optimal weight range.
They want to eliminate fatty deposits that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. People who are aged 18 years or older and meet the necessary medical criteria are suitable candidates for liposuction.
The following individuals may not be suitable candidates for liposuction plastic surgery:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- People using blood-thinners, unless they can stop the use of these drugs in the weeks before the surgery
- People with health conditions that could impede the recovery process
- People who are allergic to lidocaine, which is used in the tumescent liposuction procedure
Teens and Liposuction
A teen patient will be approved as a candidate for liposuction surgery only in rare cases. In case the teenage patient has lost a large amount of weight that has left behind stubborn fatty deposits, they will make an ideal candidate for liposuction. In addition, the surgeon will make sure that the teen has the emotional stability to cope with liposuction surgery.
The surgeon may establish that only one problem area requires treatment to improve the teen patient’s self-confidence. Some teens are unhappy about the presence of excess fat in the hips, calves, under the chin, and other regions.
This may cause them embarrassment within their peer groups. Liposuction plastic surgery may be a suitable option for such patients at it can remove fatty pockets in specific areas to develop a more contoured, toned appearance.
There is no upper age limit for patients considering liposuction surgery. But liposuction does involve certain risks, similar to any surgical procedure.
Being in good overall health will help the patient cope with the surgery. Patients with serious medical concerns or those on certain medications may not be ideal candidates for liposuction surgery.
Individuals seeking liposuction should consult their primary care doctor and plastic surgeon to understand whether they are ideal candidates for liposuction.
Liposuction eliminates fat, but it does not tighten loose skin. For this reason, patients with relatively elastic skin will typically achieve better surgical results. In general, older patients tend to have less elastic skin.
The presence of certain conditions may exclude some patients as candidates for liposuction cosmetic surgery. Individuals with chronic issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure may not be suitable candidates for liposuction.
People with a weakened immune system or those with lung disease, heart disease, or poor blood circulation may not be appropriate liposuction candidates as these conditions could lead to serious medical complications.
Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction body sculpting.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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