Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

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Liposuction has helped countless people achieve a flattering figure that looks great in form-fitting clothing. But before you go under the knife, it's important to determine your candidacy for this advanced procedure. Eligible candidates are more likely to experience safe and successful results with body contouring.

Today, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed discusses the many factors that make someone a good fit for liposuction. We also provide tips on preparing for cosmetic surgery in Pasadena, CA. Call Omar Ahmed, M.D. today and see how our fat removal procedures can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals.

Who is liposuction for?

Liposuction is a popular treatment that removes excess fat pockets from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. While this is not considered a weight loss solution, removing this fat can improve your body contours and make you look and feel more confident.

The best candidates for liposuction are adults who are close to their ideal weight and have areas of localized fat that cause aesthetic issues. Liposuction is not recommended for people who are significantly overweight or those who plan to lose a lot of weight in the near future.

Here’s what we can help you accomplish through liposuction:

  • Smaller waistline: Liposuction can reduce the size of your waist through excess fat removal from the midsection.

  • Slimmer thighs: Treatment can help make your thighs look more slender and toned.

  • Toned buttocks: Liposuction can contour the shape of your buttocks for a more flattering appearance.

What do you look for in a liposuction patient?

When considering a patient for cosmetic surgery, Dr. Ahmed only works with patients who have realistic expectations about their outcomes. This is because liposuction does not provide dramatic weight loss results. However, it can slim down problem areas that make you feel self-conscious. Our team can perform an exam to determine if you are a good candidate at this time.

Patients are likely to have safe liposuction results if they are nonsmokers and have no health conditions that could complicate surgery or recovery. Omar Ahmed, M.D. will provide a health evaluation and make recommendations about medications that must be stopped or started before body sculpting in Pasadena, CA. Our goal is to help patients look their best in the safest ways possible.

How do candidates prepare for liposuction?

Dr. Ahmed will provide a set of detailed instructions to help you prepare for liposuction. These are based on your health history and body composition. In general, you will need to avoid smoking and taking blood thinners as these can increase your risk of surgical complications, like infection and bleeding. Staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet are also important pre-operative steps.

Ideal candidates should arrange for someone to drive them home after cosmetic surgery and help them with daily activities during the initial recovery period. Patients typically return to work within a short time, but strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks. This allows your body to heal properly and achieve great outcomes.

Find out if you are eligible for liposuction

Excess fat removal can help you look your best and gain a more flattering figure. Many of our patients at Omar Ahmed, M.D. are excellent candidates for liposuction and love the dramatic improvements in their figure and body contours. Now, you can schedule a consultation with surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed in Pasadena, CA. Our goal is to help liposuction candidates feel more confident and look their best in the safest ways possible.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.