Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

If you’re interested in surgically losing fat, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. Like any procedure, however, some risks may come with liposuction, and it’s important to understand whether your health and body are prepared to take on the process and recovery time. Here, we’ll look at what you need to know to decide whether liposuction might be a good fit for you.

Who Should Get Liposuction?

This procedure can help people who have put in work to lose weight but still have stubborn areas of fat that don’t seem to budge with diet and exercise. Typically, patients ask for liposuction on the belly, buttocks, thighs, arms, hips, and chin.

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

When you come into our offices in Sugar Land and Houston, TX, for your consultation, Dr. Altamira will discuss whether you’re a good candidate for liposuction. Generally, he will ask you some questions about your overall health, as it’s vital that your body is strong enough to undergo surgery.

Dr. Altamira will also talk with you about recent weight loss, as you must be fairly close to your ideal weight to qualify for a liposuction procedure. The elasticity, muscle tone, and firmness of your skin will also be considered, as these factors can make a difference in the effectiveness of your procedure.

Finally, it’s important that you do not smoke. If you smoke, you’re at a much higher risk of complications during and after surgery than someone who does not smoke. If you currently smoke, talk with Dr. Altamira about when you’ll need to stop to qualify for liposuction.

Dr. David Altamira, M.D.: Your Houston and Sugar Land, TX Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

When considering liposuction in Sugar Land or Houston, TX, it’s essential to choose a surgeon you can trust. Dr. Altamira is known both for working with patients who are having plastic surgery for the first time and for helping patients who are unhappy with previous cosmetic surgeries by correcting their results to match their desired appearance. If you’d like to see what liposuction or another plastic surgery procedure might do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Altamira by calling our office at (713) 271-9000.

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