Posted on January 15, 2022 in Liposuction
Every year, more and more people opt to undergo liposuction for one reason or another, making it among the most popular cosmetic procedures that don’t involve surgery. Although it’s minimally invasive, there are still potential risks involved and the decision to have it done to you is a serious one. If you meet the criteria we layout in this article, liposuction may be a good option for you.
Who Shouldn’t Get Liposuction?
Liposuction is approved in healthy adults over the age of 18. Anyone interested in surgery needs to not have any serious underlying conditions such as heart problems or blood-clotting disorders, which could lead to life-threatening complications.
Beyond these criteria, people who have had a history of smoking or a relatively high BMI are at higher risk for complications from liposuction, although Dr. Ellen will give you a thorough medical exam to determine your candidacy in addition to your medical history. If the area you are interested in sculpting with liposuction has poor skin elasticity, Dr. Ellen may recommend skin tightening treatments in tandem to help the skin not appear loose after the procedure.
Where do You Want To Have Liposuction?
Not all areas of the body or types of fat can be treated with liposuction. Liposuction can only remove subcutaneous fat, as opposed to the visceral fat around your internal organs that creates the appearance of a “beer belly,” for example. For people looking to reduce this type of fat, the best option is through a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Common areas that can be liposuctioned include:
- Chest (male breast reduction)
- Upper arms
- Under the chin (double chin reduction)
Depending on your body contour goals, multiple areas can be treated at once during your liposuction procedure.
How Much Fat Do You Want Removed?
There’s a limit to how much fat Dr. Ellen can remove in a single liposuction session. That’s why it’s not considered a weight loss surgery, unlike bariatric surgery. The effect on your weight that liposuction has is minimal; in the average liposuction treatment, only a few pounds of fat are removed. The point is instead to sculpt the contour of a given body area to help improve the curves or reveal muscle in treated areas.
So if you’re looking for weight loss surgery, liposuction is not for you.
Only Trust Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons
Because liposuction is technically a surgical procedure involving incisions and anesthesia, it should only be performed by a plastic surgeon who has proven their experience and safety through achieving board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ellen Janetzke is board-certified and a proven skilled surgeon who achieves natural results from customized liposuction techniques that you can see for yourself.
Liposuction in Bloomfield Hills, MI
If you’re curious about liposuction, but aren’t sure it’s right for you, there’s no harm in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ellen to have a conversation about what the procedure could mean for you and whether you’re a good candidate. To get started, call our office or contact us online today. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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