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If you are unhappy with your figure and want to get rid of unsightly bulges here and there, then liposuction may be the right procedure for you. But are you a good candidate for liposuction? Here are a few basic considerations.

Have I tried weight loss on my own? Liposuction is not a weight loss technique. If you are unhappy with your weight, it’s best to try dieting and exercise to get yourself to a weight you are happy at. Unfortunately, being at a good weight does not necessarily mean you will be happy with the contours of your body, which is where liposuction can help.

Have I achieved a stable weight for six months? If you have been dieting and exercising to get your weight down, it’s important to be at a weight you can maintain. Don’t drop weight with radical fad diets or grueling exercise routines that you just can’t sustain. You will be happier with your liposuction results if you are at a good healthy weight you are comfortable with before seeking treatment.

Is my skin in good condition? Liposuction removes fat, but it cannot eliminate excess skin. If you have healthy, elastic skin, it will retract after fat is removed, but if your skin is not in a good condition, you may want to consider alternatives to liposuction that can remove skin as well as fat, such as a tummy tuck.

Do I understand the risks and benefits of liposuction? It’s important to make a fully informed decision about liposuction, which means knowing the risks of liposuction and its benefits.

Do I have realistic expectations for the procedure? Take a moment to look at our before and after gallery to get an idea of the results you are likely to be able to achieve with liposuction. Liposuction will improve your figure, but you will likely not be able to achieve the photoshopped appearance you see on models in advertisements.

The best way to learn whether you are a good candidate for liposuction is getting an evaluation by a cosmetic surgeon. To be evaluated by one of the experienced surgeons at Marietta Plastic Surgery, please schedule an appointment at either of our convenient Atlanta-area locations today.

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