Evaluating Whether Liposuction Surgery Is Right for You

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If you have stubborn fat deposits which are preventing you from achieving the body shape you want, and they don’t respond to diet and exercise, liposuction surgery might be the right choice.  Liposuction, or just “lipo,” is a safe and effective procedure for removing fat deposits and reshaping specific areas of the body.

However, that does not mean that liposuction surgery is a cure-all or right for all patients.  In this blog, we want to briefly discuss the liposuction surgery itself, as well as what patients are best suited for lipo treatment.

H2: Is Liposuction the Right Option to Achieve Your Ideal Body Shape?

Liposuction goes straight to the source.  Rather than using indirect methods to reshape your body, such as exercise, liposuction is a surgical procedure which physically removes fat from your body.  In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, your body can be re-sculpted almost as though it were clay.

Lipo surgery can be performed on your:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs, calves, or ankles
  • Waist, hips, or buttocks
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Cheeks, chin, or neck

However, it is vital to understand that liposuction is not a replacement for dieting and exercise.  Liposuction can help correct stubborn problem areas where fat refuses to burn away.  However, it is a one-off procedure.  If a patient does not follow a good diet and exercise regime afterward, there is every chance that the fat will come right back.

Liposuction is a second chance to have the body you desire.  Make the most of that opportunity.

H2: Who Is A Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?

An ideal patient for liposuction:

  • Is an adult
  • Is within 30% of their ideal weight – not obese
  • Has firm, elastic skin
  • Has strong muscle tone
  • Does not smoke
  • Has no life-threatening illnesses
  • Is not immuno-compromised
  • Has a clear vision of the body they desire

Additionally, your plastic surgeon will likely discuss the reasons you want liposuction surgery, before going ahead.  Lipo surgery is a very personal procedure, and it should be undertaken because you want it – not because of outside factors.  Additionally, a can-do attitude is a great asset to anyone seeking liposuction treatment.  It will speed up the healing process afterward and help them maintain their desired weight.

Choose Dr. O’Neill For Liposuction Surgery in Waco

Dr. O’Neill has a long career helping people achieve their ideal body.  Contact us for an initial consultation.