Am I a good candidate for Liposuction? Which type? How much? (photos)

Hi, I work out 6-7 days a week but I can't seem to loose the tummy? Based on the pics, am I good candidate for lipo and if yes which type and what is the avg cost am I looking at?

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Am I a good candidate for Liposuction? Which type? How much?

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    I would pick the best liposuction surgeon you can find, and let the surgeon choose what method works best for that surgeon.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Want to lose tummy fat

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Thank you for your liposuction question.
  • Your photos suggest you are trim, fit and have a deposit of fat that is hard to diet away,
  • This makes you an excellent candidate for liposuction,
  • The best liposuction are the 'cold' techniques of standard suction or suction with microaire,
  • The hot techniques (laser, ultrasonic) are more likely to burn your skin and will not improve your result,
  • The cost in NY is higher than the national average which is $1000 - $1500 for one area, with variables depending on anesthesia and garment. Best wishes.

Example of an excellent candidate for liposuction.

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From the photograph it appears as though you're generally fit and that the area of surplus fat is localized and covered with skin that is in good condition. I would judge you to be an excellent candidate for liposuction.

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