I Carry Weight in my Stomach. Am I a Good Liposculpture Candidate?

I Am 5'7" and Weigh 190lbs, I Carry my Weight in my Stomach. is Liposulpture Right for Me?

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That's a good question, but I need to see your photos so i can do a right evaluation. when you post the pics i can give you an answer.

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Liposculpture Candidates

Liposculpture does not help with weight loss.  The ideal candidate is thin, with just trouble spots and tight skin that is not too stretched out.  However, most people who seek Liposculpture are not this way.  A thorough evaluation is needed to determine how much if any improvement that you should expect to see from this procedure.  Find someone you trust and discuss in more detail.  Good luck!

Hannah Vargas, MD
Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

I Carry Weight in my Stomach. Am I a Good Liposculpture Candidate?

-- Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

Liposuction for weight loss

Liposuction is not used for weight loss - it is a procedure to assist with areas that are exercise and diet resistant for body contouring.  You should visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss realistic expectations and results if you were to have surgery.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,498 reviews

I Carry Weight in my Stomach. Am I a Good Liposculpture Candidate?

Best person to answer you is a surgeon who can talk to you and examine you up close to determine if you are a good candidate. You must be relatively healthy or have one stable condition. Your desire is important since this is a contouring procedure rather thana weight loss one. The looseness of the abdominal muscle must be determined and quality of the skin as well as presence of stretch marks are evaluated. You may be a candidate for tummy tuck instead.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Wieght and treatsment such as liposculpture/liposuction

At 5' 7" tall and 190 lbs.  You may be a candidate for liposuction/Liposculpture,  But you may also require an abdominoplasty if there is excess skin or loose abdominal muscles.  You would need the have a physical exam to determine which surgery would be the best option in your case.  However, remember that with regard to your weight, all cosmetic surgeries are an adjunct to not a substitution for watching your diet and exercising regularly.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Liposuction improves abdomen contour if fat lies below the skin

Liposuction improves abdomen contour if fat lies below the skin. When fat lies below muscle as in many men it is of minimal value.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
2.8 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Can liposuction benefit a 5'7'' 190lbs lady?

You have a body mass index of 29.8, therefore you are considered over weight but not yet obese. You are however very close to the obesity limit which is a BMI of over 30. You also mentioned that you carry your weight in the abdomen. If I saw you in my office I would look at the quality of your skin. do you have stretch marks? is there a lot of laxity? do you have an over hang over the pubis? Is the fat under the skin or inside the abdomen around the organs? All of these would questions have to be considered to know if Liposculpture would benefit you. I would probably ask you to drop ten pounds if you could do it.

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD
Morristown Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool

Liposuction of any sort is definitely not a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is a body contouring tool, not a weight loss tool. As such, it rarely results in any significant weight loss although it does significantly change the contours of one's body and, in many cases, how one's clothes fit. For instance, liposuction in a male's waistline area may result in a 1-3 inch decrease in waist/belt size. Liposuction results are best on someone who has achieved their goal weight but has some "trouble spots" that don't seem to go away with proper diet and exercise. It is certainly not a tool suited for someone that wants or needs to lose weight.

Deason Dunagan, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Liposculpture is not for a 190 pound person

Liposuction=lipoplasty=liposculpture - there is no difference.  They are absolutely not for weight loss, nor for intraabdominal fat issuues and are not intended for a 190 pound person unless it is jut to do a conservative amount in a problem area to jump start your proper diet and exercise program.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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