The initial consultation for liposuction cosmetic surgery will give an opportunity to the surgeon to determine the patient’s candidacy. The patient should cooperate with the surgeon as far as possible and help them assess various aspects in order to make an objective and accurate decision about candidacy.
Appropriate candidates will have minimal risk of complications and will usually achieve the best body contouring outcomes. Patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive liposuction from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir.
Who should Choose Liposuction?
Individuals who are in general decent health, have a stable body weight within 25 pounds of their ideal weight, and are bothered by the appearance of stubborn fat bulges in certain areas of the body will usually make suitable candidates for liposuction plastic surgery. The surgeon will assess whether the fat tissue may respond to diet or exercise or not. People between the ages of 18 to 65 are usually considered for liposuction surgery.
Who should Avoid Liposuction?
The following individuals may be asked to refrain from undergoing liposuction surgery:
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Individuals suffering from an ailment or untreated infection that could increase the risk of surgery
- Smokers who may be unwilling or unable to quit the habit for a specified period of time before and after the surgery
- Patients who are not in a position to discontinue or alter the schedule of certain prescription or non-prescription drugs
- Individuals with a known allergy to lidocaine, which may be used in certain liposuction procedures
Teenagers as Candidates
In rare cases, a teenager may be accepted as a candidate for liposuction surgery. This is typically the case when the teen has gone through a major weight loss, but one or two lingering fat pockets remain. The surgeon will review the teen’s age, health, maturity, and self-confidence to determine their candidacy. Such young candidates will usually need contour correction only in a limited area to boost their self-image and self-esteem.
Candidacy for Adults
While there is no specific upper age limit for liposuction, it is ideally suited for adults who enjoy a reasonable level of good health and fitness, except for a few unsightly fat bulges. Some candidates may prefer to consult with their primary care doctor and then meet the surgeon in order to have more confidence about their candidacy for liposuction.
Ideal candidates will have a decent amount of skin elasticity in the targeted areas to achieve better results. Patients should be aware that liposuction will only reduce fat and not tighten the skin. Therefore, if the patient already suffers from significant skin laxity, they may have to combine liposuction with skin tightening procedures. Older candidates will face this concern more commonly.
Suitable candidates will have a clear understanding of what liposuction can or cannot do for them. They will know it is not a weight loss procedure, and neither can it eliminate wrinkles, cellulite, or stretch marks. Focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.