We all have areas of our body that can be a little frustrating. No matter how many crunches or squats you do, there’s likely an area that you’ve tried to smooth out, but to no avail. Liposuction is a great choice for men and women who already live a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is used to remove fat from parts of your body, including your thighs, belly, abdomen, and buttocks. This procedure helps with body contouring and is a good choice for individuals with more fat in certain areas of their body than others. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. If you’re looking to lose weight, diet and exercise would be your best bet. After you reach your goal weight, liposuction could help give your body a smoother appearance.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is a great option for men and women who live a generally healthy lifestyle. If you have good skin elasticity and tone, then your skin will shrink down once the fat is removed. Liposuction is not recommended for people with restricted blood flow, diabetes, or a poor immune system.

What should I expect?

You should expect a smoother, better-contoured appearance from liposuction, with minimal scarring. Your contouring should last for a long time as long as your weight remains stable.

Are there any risks?

As with all surgeries, there are some risks associated with liposuction. The healthier you are, the less likely you are to experience any adverse side effects. Potential problems can include fluid accumulation, contour irregularities, infection, and numbness. Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Markelov will help reduce the chance of anything going wrong.

Contact the office of Dr. Markelov for a free consultation to learn if liposuction would be a good choice for you. We’ll answer any questions you have and give you the opportunity to really understand what would be the best choice for you.