Liposuction Good Candidate

Are You a Good Liposuction Candidate?

People who make the best candidates for Liposuction are those that are within 30 to 40 pounds of their ideal body weight and want to have localized fat removed. Liposuction can remove significant amounts of fat but weight reduction is not the purpose of liposuction. Weight reduction does occur with large volume liposuction removal but, to be safe, Joseph T Cruise, MD does this over more than one session because removing too much fat at once can be dangerous.

Brief outline of areas where liposuction is useful:

  • Calves and knees
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Hips and flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Love handles
  • Back and chest
  • Upper arms
  • Neck and jowls

What Makes a Good Candidate For Liposuction?

Basically, anyone who is not a bad candidate as outlined above is a good candidate. Below are some common examples of the patient who is likely to obtain a good result from liposuction:

    • Localized fat deposit

The ideal candidate for liposuction is one who is at, or just slightly above, his/her ideal body weight but has one fatty area that just will not go away. With women this is often the lateral thigh(saddlebags) or the abdomen. With men, this is usually the flanks (love handles) and abdomen.

  • Lateral Thighs

    Fat within the lateral thigh area is easily liposuctioned AND the skin in this area has a thick dermis that allows it to contract well.

  • Abdomen
  • Abdomen is usually has a thick dermis and responds favorably.

  • Flanks
  • This areas usually have a more fibrous fat but still respond favorably.

  • Knees, calves, medial thighs, back, arms, and neck
  • These areas are highly variable and must be considered individually. Good results are possible if good quality skin is present.

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