Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

You deserve to feel good in your body. Regular physical activity and a nutritious diet are important elements of a healthy, happy life, but many people struggle with lingering pockets of fat despite their best efforts. 

If you’re stuck with a little extra pudge on your stomach, hips, or thighs, you’re not alone. Those last few inches can be frustrating — and that’s why liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today.

Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, and our surgical team specialize in liposuction to help you love your curves. We tackle stubborn fat with the latest liposuction technology, and we’re here to help you decide if this popular fat reduction procedure is right for you.

The basics of liposuction

Liposuction targets and removes fat in specific areas of your body. It’s a minimally invasive surgical procedure that usually requires just a few small incisions. Dr. Gracia performs liposuction on an outpatient basis, so you can go home the same day.

During liposuction, he uses a thin cannula to suck out unwanted fat cells and contour your curves. The procedure could be an option for you if you’re bothered by stubborn fat on your:

Dr. Gracia develops customized body contouring plans for each of our patients. Depending on your body composition and your aesthetic goals, he may recommend a surgical body lift alongside liposuction to transform your look.

Is liposuction right for you?

Dr. Gracia and our team work with adults from all walks of life to help them shed unwanted pounds with liposuction. Many people who live healthy lifestyles struggle with pockets of extra fat that doesn’t go away, but liposuction puts you in control.

Liposuction could be a good choice if you’re frustrated with unwanted fat. It’s highly customizable, and we’re here to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure 

Liposuction is generally safe for people who are healthy nonsmokers and who don’t have medical conditions that can increase the risk of surgery. Since it isn’t a weight loss solution, liposuction is typically recommended for adults who are within 30% of their ideal body weight.

At your liposuction consultation, we begin by reviewing your medical history, assessing your physical health, and helping you define your aesthetic goals. We create a customized treatment plan to tackle the lingering pockets of fat that bother you the most.

It’s important to have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for the procedure. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions about what happens during liposuction and what you can do to get the best possible results.

If diet and exercise aren’t giving you the results you want, liposuction could help you reach your body goals. Contact us online or over the phone to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gracia.

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