Who is the ideal candidate for liposuction?

 Marietta Liposuction PatientThe ideal candidate for liposuction is an individual who has been unable to achieve their ideal body shape because of stubborn fat deposits which cannot be eliminated through regular exercise and a healthy diet. In addition to the desire to refine your body shape, you should also be:

  • In good general health
  • Over 18 years old

What areas of the body can liposuction improve?

Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat in virtually any area of the body, including:

  • Abdomen and back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Waist and love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Neck and face

Can I use liposuction to achieve weight loss?

Liposuction removes fat, but it is not a weight loss technique. It is most effective for removing stubborn body fat to help define contours of the underlying muscular structure. Liposuction is not ideal for massive weight loss and may put you in danger if too high a percentage of body fat is removed at one time. If you have undergone gastric bypass surgery or lost large amounts of weight, liposuction will not help you remove the left over excess skin. Instead, you may choose to undergo a tummy tuck or other body lift procedure.

What is the most important aspect of my liposuction procedure?

While some plastic surgeons will swear by a certain tool or procedure, at Marietta Plastic Surgery we believe that the most important choice you can make regarding any body contouring or plastic surgery procedure is which plastic surgeon to work with. While expensive machines may increase the cost of your procedure, they will not ensure that you have the highest quality treatment available or a plastic surgeon with an artistic eye. If you are not sure what to look for, please visit our page on how to choose a cosmetic surgeon.

Please contact our Marietta plastic surgeons today to learn more about your body contouring options or to schedule an appointment if you are in Atlanta, Marietta, Woodstock, other areas of Georgia, or anywhere in the southeastern United States.