Sometimes weight loss and exercise are ineffective in removing unwanted lumps, bumps and fatty deposits in certain areas, such as the neck, the hips, the bra line, under the arms, on the thighs, abdomen, knees, ankles and arms.

Liposuction can effectively remove these stubborn fat deposits, at the same time contouring or sculpting the shape of the body. The procedure is often performed to refine the results of procedures like abdominoplasties and breast reductions or body lift procedures after massive weight loss.

 

Suitable patients

Patients undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure should be healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations.
 
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and ideal candidates should be very close to their ideal weight in order to benefit most from this procedure.

Cosmetic surgery must be tailored to each patient, depending on their concerns and their specific anatomy. 

 

You could consider this procedure if:

  • You have reached your ideal weight (within 30% of ideal weight) but are left with pockets of fat in certain areas.
  • Typical areas suitable for liposuction are the abdomen, back, buttocks, chest, inner knees, hips, flanks (love handles), neckline and areas under the chin, inner and outer thighs and upper arms.

 

The following cannot be corrected/improved with this procedure:

  • Excess body weight
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin irregularities
  • Cellulite
  • Excess skin in any of the areas targeted for liposuction
  • Visceral fat
  • Bad skin quality