Liposuction Candidacy

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Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States every year – with good reason. Many people work hard to lose weight and improve their figure through diet and exercise, but sometimes, even the most diligent exercise routine cannot eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of the body.

Liposuction is an ideal procedure for patients who are already at or near their goal weight, but need help removing these small fat deposits to achieve the best figure possible.

If you think you might be a liposuction candidate, call (248) 723-9370 to schedule a consultation with our Detroit cosmetic surgeon .

Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?

The best liposuction candidates have localized fat deposits in one or more of the following places:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Neck
  • Arms

You should also have firm, elastic skin in order to get the best results from liposuction. When the fat is removed, your skin needs to be able to contract to accommodate the new shape of your body. If your skin has lost too much elasticity with age, it can compromise the results of liposuction.

Additionally, you should be at a stable weight in order to ensure your results are permanent. If you plan on losing more weight in the future – or gaining weight (e.g. during a pregnancy) – now many not be the right time for you to undergo liposuction.

Not a Weight Loss Procedure

Many people mistakenly assume that liposuction can be used as an alternative to traditional weight loss. This is not the case. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed to sculpt and reshape your body; the amount of actual weight that you will lose during the procedure will be minimal.

However, liposuction can be an incredibly valuable procedure for patients who have worked hard to improve their figure, and just need assistance putting the “final touches” on their new appearance after achieving their goal weight.

If you have further questions about liposuction candidacy, please contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & today or call (248) 723-9370 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Detroit, Southfield, Port Huron, and Jackson, Michigan.

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Are you ready to take the first step toward a more confident you? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Rifai.

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