For individuals who are bothered by excess fat deposits anywhere on the body that have not responded to diet and exercise options up to now, liposuction may be worth considering.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction removes fat deposits from specific areas resistant to exercise and diet, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chest, chin, cheeks and neck, as well as calves and ankles. In recent years, liposuction techniques have improved offering safer, easier and less painful treatments.
Ideal liposuction candidates:
- adults within 30 percent of their ideal body weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring
In conjunction with liposuction, other procedures may be performed: facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, a substitute for proper diet and exercise, or an effective treatment for cellulite. It is used to reshape one or more areas of the body, but not to reduce weight.
If fitness and weight control efforts have not helped clients to achieve their goals for a firmer, more youthful-looking body and more proportionate overall body image, a surgical lift may be worth consideration.
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