If you’re close to or at your target weight as the result of a healthy diet and exercise routine, only to find that your shape isn’t quite how you imagined it would be, you may be considering liposuction to sculpt and contour your figure. Your suitability for liposuction and the quality of results you see afterwards will depend, in part, on how well you do at the three stages: being a good candidate, following recovery instructions and maintaining your new physique.
The first thing you need to know about liposuction is how to be a suitable candidate. This involves being at or near your target weight, committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having some areas where excess fat cannot be removed by diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction is not a substitute for healthy living, nor will it rid you of loose skin.
Your board-certified plastic surgeon will tell you everything you need to know about supporting your own recovery before your liposuction procedure takes place. For one, always wear your compression garment for as long as advised. This will support the treated areas, decrease discomfort and apply pressure where it’s needed.
Liposuction can only benefit you if you are committed to maintaining the healthy diet and exercise habits which enabled you to reach your target weight in the first place. It’s not a magic weight loss tool, or a way to avoid future weight gain. Your board-certified plastic surgeon can provide excellent results, but you need to know that it’s up to you to sustain the effort.