Who Can Get Liposuction?

Feb 02, 2023
Who Can Get Liposuction?
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery for improving body shape and contours. Is it right for you? Click here to learn who can get liposuction.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted pockets of fat from various body parts to improve shape and contours. Though liposuction sounds like the easiest way to eliminate excess body fat, it’s not right for everyone.

At Transform Bariatrics in Greenbelt, Rockville, and Silver Spring, Maryland, our skilled bariatrician, Dr. Hitesh Amin, determines who can get liposuction after a consultation. The ideal candidate for the cosmetic procedure is close to their ideal body weight, has good skin tone, and has bothersome pockets of body fat they can’t get rid of with diet and exercise.

Here, we want to tell you about liposuction and who can get it. 

About liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat to improve appearance. Thanks to advances in medical technology, surgeons have access to many techniques that assist with the fat-removing process.

We perform tumescent liposuction. For this procedure, we inject a solution that contains an anesthetic and epinephrine into the area we’re removing the fat. This solution helps control pain and minimizes bleeding, bruising, and swelling.

We perform liposuction on many body areas, including the thighs, abdomen, arms, back, hips, and buttocks. 

Why people get liposuction

People choose to have liposuction for many reasons. Some people may want to have the cosmetic procedure, so they look better in a swimsuit or feel more comfortable wearing certain types of clothing. Other people may turn to liposuction to improve their proportions. 

Liposuction is also one of the treatments available for gynecomastia, which is enlarged breast tissue in men. Some surgeons may recommend combining liposuction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift, so their patients get the best outcomes and the right look. 

Who can get liposuction

Yes, liposuction can reduce your total body fat, but it’s not weight loss surgery. Liposuction gets rid of those stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise. 

You can get liposuction if:

  • You’re at or close to your ideal body weight
  • You have good skin and muscle tone
  • You’re in good overall health
  • You have realistic expectations and a positive attitude

Once we remove the fat, it’s gone forever. However, you need to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and stay at your ideal weight to maintain your new shape. If you gain weight later on, your body stores the excess fat in other locations, changing the shape of your body.

Are you struggling to reach your body goals? Do you think liposuction can help? Give us a call or request an appointment online today. We’re experts in weight loss and can create a plan to help you look and feel your best, with or without liposuction.