I gained 20 lbs after taking a prescribed medication. I am 65 years old and in very good health. Am I eligible for Laser Liposuction?
Laser Lipo on 65-year-old for Weight Gain Due to Medication?
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Age and eligigibility for surgery
Your age can affect the types of surgery which might be recommended by your plastic surgeon. Assuming that you have reasonable skin tone, liposuction using only tumescence for anesthesia is one of the safest plastic surgery procedures we perform. Liposuction is not indiacted for weight loss.
Web reference: http://www.hankinsplasticsurgery.com
You are a poor Liposuction candidate if you're targeting weight loss
If you are specifically looking to lose weight from having liposuction, you are a poor candidate for surgery. Most patients lose little, if any weight. Liposuction is more appropriately a contouring procedure.
This is my opinion of course and you will likely find another surgeon to do it for you. How successful it might be of course is another question. This may seem sad but it is true.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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