Am I a Good Liposuction Candidate?

When a person is unhappy with areas of excess fat on their body, they might consider liposuction performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, helps slim and reshape specific areas of the body. This is done by removing excess fat deposits and improving body contours and proportion. The goal is to ultimately improve and enhance your self-image.

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Many who have considered liposuction have questions about the procedure, including whether or not they would be a good liposuction candidate. Dr. Richard J. Brown always take the time to consult with each of his patients to explain the procedure in depth and help them determine if this is the right procedure for them. For those who might still be wondering if they would be a candidate for liposuction, here are a few things to consider:

Must Have Realistic Expectations

It is very important that anyone who goes through with liposuction have realistic expectations about what they will see on the other side of the procedure. This is not a treatment that will instantly transform your body, rather, it will remove excess fat and also tighten and tone stubborn areas.  Again, Dr. Brown will go over the expectations with you so you know exactly what to expect.

Good Health

Another requirement for liposuction is that the person is in good health both physically and mentally. If you have had any medical issues in the past, you should discuss it with Dr. Brown. With all surgery procedures, If you have had issues in the past, you may have surgery with medical clearance your doctor. All of these conditions can negatively impact the outcome of the procedure.

Drugs and Medications

Those who are taking certain drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or anticoagulants should be discontinued at least 2 weeks before surgery. This is something that Dr. Brown will discuss with you when you book your surgery

Patients who have had liposuction treatments with Dr. Brown in the past are absolutely thrilled with the results. It’s important to keep in mind that liposuction surgery is not a quick fix for slimming down. Patients are encouraged to continue with a good diet and proper exercise.

Learn more about liposuction by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Richard J. Brown at either his Scottsdale or Sun City office. Call ​480-568-3804.