What type of liposuction would be best for me? (photos)
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Liposuction Candidate ? Weight Loss, Body Lifting, Multiple Procedures
Liposuction for obesity
- Actually liposuction is not the correct treatment for you -
- It is not a weight loss procedure and you really need one!
- At your height and weight, you are morbidly obese -
- This means your obesity threatens your health as you already know.
- Please ask your doctor to refer you to a bariatric surgeon for a gastric bypass operation.
- After you lose the weight, you can have liposuction andy body lifting as needed.
Candidate for liposuction
If you wish to change the contours of your body. Commonly involved areas are the anterior part of the neck (under the chin), upper arms and armpits, male chest/breasts, trunk abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles.
Most patients are near normal weight and desire permanent contour changes. Patients with average weight, localized fat collections, and healthy elastic skin are the best candidates for liposuction. Obesity, cellulite, or loose, sagging, and inelastic skin are several conditions which may tend towards less desirable results. In fact, these problems may be worsened by liposuction. Unfortunately, many individuals performing liposuction are not trained in other techniques of body contouring and may not have the experience to recognize that a different procedure (such as a tummy tuck) may provide a better result for the patient. Suction Assisted Lipectomy (SAL) may be used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, such as breast reduction, tummy tuck, thigh lift, or facelift.
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Liposuction or tummy tuck
You are an excellent candidate for tummy tuck and lipo of back and sides. The cost of this procedure is around $6000 and is an outpatient procedure
What procedure is ideal for you?
As many other physicians mentioned, you are at a higher BMI than most liposuction patients and most surgeons will probably turn you away. At our practice, we tend to assess each patient based on their own goals and we don't have a hard and fast BMI cut-off. Your skin tone looks pretty good. My guess is that lipo could get you down a full dress size, maybe from an 18 to a 16 or a 16 to a 14. If that is enough improvement in your mind, then you may consider liposuction.Do your best to slim down about 10 lbs or more and then consider liposuction. Good luck!
Liposuction is not for weight loss
Unfortunately, Liposuction is not for addressing weight loss. It is meant to address localised areas of fat deposit - in short, body contouring. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) may be a better option for you. Before recommending a course of action, I would prefer to know more about your health. You should schedule an appointment with a board certified surgeon near you.
Achieve your healthy weight range before liposuction
Good luck and best wishes.
Thank you for your questions. Looking at your photos, I would not recommend liposuction. Although its not easy, weight loss would be required before I recommend any surgical intervention. In the future, you would most likely be a better candidate for an abdominoplasty rather than liposuction. Best of luck.
What type of liposuction would be best for me?
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