Going in for liposuction is a major decision that should only be taken after careful thought. One of the questions that immediately pops into your mind when you consider an option is “How do I know if liposuction surgery is right for me?” The answer to this depends on whether you have any contraindications to the procedure.

Liposuction has progressed a lot since its introduction. So if you are a candidate for the procedure, the risks are much less today than what they would have been 50 years ago. Patients in the 21st century are fortunate to be able to consider several minimally invasive technologies to help them reduce fat and achieve a well-shaped body. Three such modalities that are very popular with both patients and surgeons for their excellent results, short treatment time, minimal surgical risk, short downtime and negligible scarring are Smartlipo Triplex™ VASER 2.0 body contouring, and BodyTite™. Your plastic surgeon will examine you and recommend the one that’s most suitable.

Liposuction Treatment - Are You a Candidate?

You are a good candidate for liposuction surgery if you meet the following conditions:

  • Are physically and mentally healthy
  • Are of average or a little more than average (20 to 25 pounds) weight
  • Exercise often and eat the right kind of food
  • Have stubborn pockets of fat that do not go away despite a strict exercise and diet regimen
  • Have skin that is firm and elastic
  • Have realistic expectations

There is a limit to the amount of fat that can be taken out with through liposuction and it should never be considered a weight loss remedy. Even older people can benefit from a procedure as long as they have good skin elasticity and do not suffer from any major health issues.


You cannot go for liposuction surgery if you have any of the following health conditions:

  • Hypertension
  • Lung/heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Clotting disorders
  • Smoking habit/Excessive drinking/Drug addiction
  • Have been on Accutane for six months before the procedure (Accutane raises the risks of keloid-like scarring)
  • Lupus
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Morbid obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Considerable stretch marks
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Vascular problems
  • Depression
  • Disorders associated with wound healing
  • Other kinds of active diseases

Consult a Reputable Plastic Surgeon

This article just provides you with some important pointers and answers to the question “How do I know if liposuction surgery is right for me?” What you really need to do when you consider a body contouring procedure is get in touch with a good plastic surgeon that works in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center.

Share your worries and concerns with the expert, make sure you ask questions about the procedure, whether it would work for you, and the kind of results you can expect.

Author's Bio: 

Liposuction Surgery - Laser liposuction using SmartLipo Triplex offers enhanced safety and superior body contouring results.