4 Questions to Answer When Deciding If Liposuction Is Right for You
By Dr. William Cohen on July 23, 2021
Are you frustrated with not seeing results after consistent dieting and exercising? Fat removal through liposuction may assist you in finally reaching your body contouring goals.
There are many liposuction surgeries, but liposuction is considered the safest and most straightforward method. Tumescent means swollen and firm. The tumescent liposuction technique involves injecting a sterile solution into targeted fat cells. This causes the unwanted fat to become swollen and firm, which makes it easier to remove.
At offices in Orange and Placentia, CA, Dr. Cohen skillfully practices facial plastic surgery and other skincare treatments to preserve and enhance appearances. His knowledgeable team believes in providing holistic treatment tailored to liposuction candidates.
How Healthy Are You?
Liposuction requires downtime. Length of recovery time varies from person to person but can be a few days to a few weeks. If you have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that impairs healing, it will be much harder to recover from liposuction surgery.
The following conditions are considered red flags and will disqualify you for tumescent liposuction:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Conditions
When Dr. Cohen removes excess fat through tumescent liposuction, the skin must be healthy and elastic enough to shrink back for smooth, even results. Skin that doesn’t shrink back looks like a deflated balloon.
How Close Are You to Your Ideal Weight?
Liposuction is not a cure for obesity. The best candidates for liposuction are adults within 30 pounds of their ideal weight and have toned muscles. Calculating your BMI can help you determine if liposuction is right for you.
- If your BMI is less than 30, you are an ideal candidate for liposuction.
- If your BMI is between 30 and 40, you may qualify for liposuction in a particular case. Dr. Cohen will have to make this judgment call at your initial consultation.
- If your BMI is greater than 40, you do not qualify for liposuction and are advised to enroll in a weight loss program to reach a BMI of 30 or less to meet liposuction requirements.
Are You a Tobacco User?
If you are a tobacco user, you will need to stop smoking and using nicotine products at least six weeks before liposuction. Nicotine interferes with the body’s natural healing process and increases the risk of:
- Surgical complications (such as additional scarring or skin death)
- Anesthesia recovery issues (like coughing or bleeding)
How Realistic Are Your Goals?
Dr. Cohen uses tumescent liposuction to remove small pockets of fat around the neck and face. If you want light contouring that improves the silhouette of your face, tumescent liposuction may be the procedure for you. Ideal liposuction candidates are optimistic and have definite aspirations.
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Patients continue to choose tumescent liposuction for more targeted, faster results. Choosing tumescent liposuction over traditional liposuction decreases your risk of excessive bleeding and the need to go under deep anesthesia.
If you have questions or concerns about tumescent liposuction for a more streamlined face and neck, book an appointment with Dr. Cohen in Orange, CA by calling (714) 628-1313 or messaging us online.
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