1635 North George Mason Dr Suite 380
Arlington, VA 22205
Advanced Plastic Surgery Center Dr. Talal Munasifi Dr. James Economides

The Lowdown on Liposuction: Who Makes a Good Candidate?


The Lowdown on Liposuction: Who Makes a Good Candidate?

Are you thinking about liposuction? Are you a good candidate? One of the best ways to determine if liposuction is right for you is to call our offices and schedule a personalized consultation. If you’re ready to take the next step and discover a gorgeous summer body, give us a call today!

Are You Close to Your Ideal Weight?

Many people mistakenly believe that liposuction is a weight loss treatment. In reality, it is a powerful body contouring treatment that works best when you’re close to your ideal weight. Some patients lose a few pounds, but the real results come from the ability to shape and sculpt the body, not from lost pounds. We typically recommend that liposuction patients be close to their ideal weight. If you’re not quite there, lose the weight first and then come in for liposuction to ditch the stubborn fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction helps you to shape the body after you’ve lost the weight.

Are You in Good Health?

Liposuction is a surgical treatment that removes stubborn, unwanted fat cells. Small incisions are made near the treatment area through which a metal suction tube (cannula) removes fat using a surgical vacuum or syringe. Liposuction is safe when performed on patients in good health. We’ll carefully discuss your medical history during your consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate. Bring a list of any medications and supplements you’re taking as well as any relevant medical records. We also advise patients to stop smoking before surgery and during recovery.

How’s Your Skin Elasticity?

Tight, elastic skin responds best to liposuction. When skin elasticity is good, the skin will contract after liposuction to conform to your new contours. If your skin is loose or stretched out, you may not achieve the same results. Dr. Munasifi may recommend other treatment options if you have poor skin elasticity. For example, some patients can achieve a tight, flat abdomen with liposuction alone, but others may need a tummy tuck instead. We’ll help you find the right treatments to achieve the best possible result.

Do You Have Unwanted Fat?

Liposuction can remove unwanted fat from head to toe. It is commonly performed on areas including the abdomen, the thighs, under the chin, hips, calves, and ankles. If you have stubborn pockets of fat, come see us. We can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for liposuction. Call today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Munasifi. Ditch that unwanted fat and love your body with liposuction. Call to schedule your consultation today.

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