Deciding if You Should Get Liposuction

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction is truly the gold-standard in fat reduction and body contouring. While non-invasive fat removal procedures like CoolSculpting are less invasive with shorter recovery times, nothing truly compares to the fat removal capabilities of liposuction.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery Center has helped many people in the Troy, MI area get the body of their dreams with the help of liposuction.

Liposuction is a great option for patients who want to get rid of stubborn fat- but we also understand that it is a big decision in terms of time and finances.

Scheduling a liposuction consultation is the best way to help determine if liposuction is the best fit for your fat loss and body sculpting needs. But before you come in, this article can help you examine some factors to decide if liposuction may be right for you.

Areas That Liposuction Can Treat

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves body shape by removing excessive fat stored between the muscles and the skin.  Lipo is especially effective at removing stubborn fat pockets that are often unresponsive to a patient’s diet and training efforts.

Liposuction offers many benefits – one of which is that it can be used to remove unwanted fat almost anywhere on the body including belly, flanks (‘muffin tops’), back, butt, thighs, arms and even the chin.

Liposuction can be performed on both men and women. But there are differences in the most frequently treated areas. For women, liposuction is typically performed on the chin and neck, arms, thighs and buttocks, love handles, and tummy.  While men tend to receive lipo on the waist, love handles and neck.

Good Candidates for Liposuction

Healthy adults within 30% of their ideal weight are the best candidates for liposuction. Having firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone is also recommended – so that the skin “bounces back” after the fat is removed.

Lipo is also excellent for patients who have already achieved a healthy weight but wish to contour the body and remove the final pockets of stubborn fat.

Liposuction is not a surgical modality for obesity or extreme weight lost. If a patient is aiming to lose excessive amounts of weight, even if it is stubborn fat, they will not be an ideal candidate for liposuction.

Individuals with certain serious illnesses or medical conditions that can impair healing are not good candidates for liposuction. So be sure to discuss any underlying health issues with Dr. Ali during your liposuction consultation.

Affording Liposuction

The cost of liposuction will vary based on the number and location of treatment areas. Remember, while a surgeon with less experience may charge lower rates than an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon you get what you pay for.  So cost alone should not be the motivating factor when selecting a liposuction surgeon. Cheap lipo should raise red flags about the surgeon’s skill and standard.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area has performed several hundred liposuctions,  and offers competitive rates and easy financing options.

Risks of Liposuction

When performed by a skilled and experienced board-certified surgeon, liposuction is a very safe procedure, with fewer risks than most surgical procedures. However, it is important for patients to understand that – as with any surgical procedure – some bruising, swelling, and bleeding will occur.

The best way to ensure the safety of your liposuction procedure is to select a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced, such as Dr. Ali in the Troy, MI area.

Pain after Liposuction Surgery

Some pain and discomfort are normal after liposuction. Everyone heals differently, so the level of pain is dependent upon the individual patient, the location of the procedure, and their unique body. Typically, in the first 2 – 4 days after lipo the patient will be most sore, but discomfort will significantly decrease soon after. Soreness may be present for up to 8 weeks.

Dr. Ali will prescribe the necessary pain management medication, as needed. However, many patients only require over the counter pain medications such as Tylenol. Our Troy, Mi area liposuction patients universally agree that the amazing fat loss results outweigh the temporary pain and discomfort.

Recovery Time after Liposuction

Liposuction performed with a local anesthetic will allow a patient to go home almost immediately. For patients who receive liposuction under general anesthesia, longer observation times are required. But patients still typically go home the same day. Patients will need a family member or friend to take them home following the procedure.

Total recovery time depends on the extent of the procedure, quantity of fat removed, age, and overall health of the patient. Patients can typically return to light activity in 2 – 3 days.

Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area gives patients specific instructions for returning to normal activity based on their specific case.

Top Liposuction Doctor | Troy, MI Area

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of people get the fat loss and body contouring results they want with liposuction. If you are a patient in the Troy, MI area, schedule a liposuction consultation today and let Dr. Ali help you feel and look your best!!

Top Liposuction Doctor | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200