When it comes to body fat, some deposits are more stubborn than others. For example, you may notice that your tummy and thighs respond well to diet and exercise, but nothing decreases the size of your buttocks. Other women may find the love-handle region to be their problem area, while others struggle to get rid of the saddlebags on the outside of the thighs. No matter where your problem fat is located, liposuction may be just the treatment you need to get the contours you want.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that sculpts contours by removing unwanted fat deposits. It is not used to whittle away big bellies or generous thighs. If you are highly overweight or obese, this procedure is likely not the right option for you. If you are already at a normal weight, have a good diet and exercise routine and are struggling with one or more problem areas, you are who liposuction was designed to help!
In addition to having your weight under control and being on top of your diet and exercise, your skin elasticity also plays a huge role in deciding if this procedure is right for you. If you have hanging, loose skin from weight loss or pregnancies, liposuction could actually make the problem worse. A tummy tuck or body lift procedure is usually best for loose skin. If you have taut, supple skin, liposuction may be perfect for you because your skin will tighten and hug the new contours created by liposuction.
The Liposuction Process
On the day of your surgery, our cosmetic surgeon will first ensure that you are comfortable. Next, the stubborn fat is taken out of the desired area or areas. Once the right amount of fat has been removed, you are bandaged up. You’ll spend a few hours in a recovery room until a friend or family member can take you home.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have given your best efforts at the gym and with your diet and are still trying to get rid of a pesky fat deposit or two, liposuction may be just the answer you’re looking for. To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, come in for a consultation at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa, located in Naperville. We can evaluate your problem areas and determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.