Who’s Right for Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipo, is by now a well-known body contouring procedure that surgically removes stubborn fat deposits from target areas of the body. Liposuction procedures most commonly focus on the abdominal area, underneath the arms, or around the thighs. But having unwanted belly fat, for example, isn’t the only factor that determines whether one is a good candidate for liposuction. So, how do plastic surgeons determine who’s right for liposuction?

Basics for Cosmetic Surgery Candidates

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, so the same criteria for candidacy apply as do for any cosmetic procedure. The best candidates for plastic surgery should always be:

  • Physically fit with a healthy lifestyle (e.g., balanced diet, regular exercise)
  • Psychologically stable and mentally fit
  • Well-informed about cosmetic surgery options and risks

Ideal candidates are also non-smokers (smoking inhibits healing) with no chronic illnesses or conditions that could impede healing.

Specifics for Liposuction Candidates

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Good candidates for liposuction, in particular, are adults who have good skin elasticity and healthy muscle tone, and who have visible, localized fat they cannot otherwise eliminate through diet or exercise alone. The ideal weight for liposuction candidates is within 30 percent of the goal a patient wants to achieve post-surgery. Note that surgeons typically extract roughly one to ten pounds of fat during a liposuction session.

Surgeons also look for patients who set realistic goals because they are more likely to be pleased with the outcome. Liposuction can successfully reshape specific zones, but it is not a solution for obesity. Those with bodies in flux, as during adolescence or pregnancy, are also not good candidates for liposuction because of the changing fat distributions and a greater chance of fat redeposit.

Pairing Procedures for Better Faster Results

If a candidate is really well-suited, doctors may suggest consecutive surgeries during the same session to achieve more optimal results with less downtime. Abdominal liposuction is often paired with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”) in order to tighten skin around the surgical site loosened by fat extraction. As with any procedure, healing after liposuction takes time and results vary. But by pairing these procedures the surgeon ups the odds that the results will look smaller and smoother in shorter order, since the patient heals from both surgeries at the same time.

Dr. William Franckle is a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in traditional and body-jet lipo techniques. To see if you’re a good candidate for liposuction, schedule a free consultation today. Dr. Franckle will utilize our 3D imager, allowing you to see how lipo can benefit you before making an informed decision.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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Dr. Franckle focus on what works for your body and composition. Women who desire larger breasts may choose to have breast implants (breast augmentation plastic surgery). Breast implants can restore the volume lost following breast feeding or weight loss. Breast enlargement may also be helpful for women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. Breast enlargement plastic surgery is intended to give the patient larger and more shapely breasts. A more positive self image may also result from breast enlargement surgery.⁠


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“Plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” are not the same thing. Due to a misunderstanding, the public has misconceptions regarding the two specialties. Cosmetic surgery is surgery to improve one’s appearance. It is an elective course that focuses on beauty aesthetics. Cosmetic surgery refers to procedures that improve a person’s appearance. On the other hand, plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgeries; such as burn treatments and correcting birth defects. Also, the training for plastic surgeons is much more rigorous than for cosmetic surgeons. Plastic surgeons have to go through years of extensive training in order to become board certified. We even have specifically separate centers and clinics for cosmetic surgery.⁠


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Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, your plastic surgeon should have a variety of recommendations. Patients should cease smoking, avoid taking any blood thinners, and increase water intake prior to surgery. When it comes to the day of your procedure, there are some important details you should be aware of. First and foremost, there’s anesthesia. This is crucial for your comfort during the procedure. Your surgery requires medications that can include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending on your preference. If you’re looking for further procedures to enhance your facelift, many patients consider undergoing various procedures in one session. These may include facial implants, soft tissue augmentation, resurfacing techniques, or wrinkle reduction with injection of fat or fillers.⁠


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What Is Breast Implant Removal?⁠

Breast implant removal is sought by women who would like to return to their natural bust size or have had complications with their implants. During the procedure, Dr. Franckle will remove the implants and—when possible—use the same incisions from the initial breast augmentation to avoid additional scarring.⁠


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