Who Can Have Liposuction?


Who Can Have Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States and is a highly effective treatment for stubborn excess fat, but it is not the right treatment for everyone. 

Liposuction is a versatile procedure that can eliminate excess fatty tissue in almost any part of the body, including:

  • The abdomen
  • Face, neck, cheeks, chin
  • Thighs, knees, buttocks, hips
  • Chest, back, arms

Although liposuction is a great option for many people, there are certain criteria that must be in order to establish your candidacy. Ideal liposuction candidates are those who:

Are not excessively overweight: Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, but rather a body sculpting procedure. The best results are achieved when candidates are within roughly 25 pounds of their ideal weight. 

Do not have major medical issues and are generally healthy: Candidates need to be healthy enough to undergo this surgical procedure and make a full and safe recovery.

Have realistic expectations: Liposuction can help you improve your appearance, but there are physical and aesthetic limitations that will affect what the surgery can and cannot accomplish. 

Meet minimum skin elasticity requirements: To obtain satisfying results, your skin should meet a certain standard of elasticity. Depending on your unique needs and personal goals, alternative body contouring options may be better suited to you. The best way to determine your liposuction candidacy is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Allison in Gainesville. Contact David W. Allison, MD at 703-754-8228 or website today.

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