I have 2 childern and 218 lbs. Am I a Candidate for Liposuction? (photo)
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Liposuction for weight loss
Liposuction is NOT a treatment for weight loss. if your main concern is weight loss then u can try measures for weight loss (medical, diet and exercise). understand that you may not be able to have noticeable skin retraction and tummy-tuck might be required at some point. I would advice to seek a few consultations with plastic surgeons in your area and explore your options. I do a lot of liposuction as out patient and its has limitations of 4-5 liters of fat suction at one time. which might be insufficient for you. best if u do liposuction and tummy-tuck.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Thanks for the posted photos. Traditional liposuction in a office surgery suite or ambulatory surgery center has limitations on # of liters allowed to be removed. In Florida it is 4 liters which translates into 8 pounds maybe . Large Volume Liposuction can be preformed only, in my opinion, in a hospital operating room setting with a few nights stay. Amounts that can be removed are 12 to 15 liters with very close anesthesia monitoring. But this is NOT a weight loss plan, and such large volume removals have very high complication rates. And the costs approach $20,000+. So do not think any type of liposuction is for weight loss.
Liposuction is not a weight loss method
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Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women who have a localized collection of fat that remains despite diet and exercise. Liposuction is performed for body contouring not for significant "weight loss".
Liposuction is not a good substitute or weigh control
I would recommend that you get good counseling regarding good program of nutrition and exercise in the right balance. Liposuction could shape you a bit, however, it will not solve your weight problem.
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