Liposuction is a great way to improve your figure by removing stubborn pockets of fat which have been resistant to diet and exercise. However, it is important to make sure you are an ideal candidate for liposuction before moving forward with the procedure.

During your initial consultation at our Atlanta plastic surgery office, Dr. Mark Crispin will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals, conduct a thorough exam, and evaluate your medical history in order to determine whether liposuction is the right procedure to achieve your desired outcome.

The best candidates for liposuction:

  • Are near their ideal body weight
  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit prior to the procedure and throughout the liposuction recovery period
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have isolated pockets of fat which have been resistant to diet and exercise
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

It is important to understand that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. It is a body contouring procedure used to remove small amounts of body fat in order to achieve a more toned, sculpted figure that reveals the muscle tone you worked hard to achieve. If you are overweight and need to lose a significant amount of weight, you will need to accomplish this before moving forward with your liposuction procedure.

If you have loose, hanging skin in the abdominal region, then liposuction may not be the ideal solution to achieve your goals. In these situations, you may benefit more from a tummy tuck or a body lift.

To find out whether you are a good candidate for liposuction, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Mark Crispin serves patients in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia.