Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Medical studies continue to prove that a majority of Americans are struggling to achieve their ideal figures. When you have tried dieting and exercise only to be met with failure and disappointment, you may wonder what other methods you can use to contour your body and lose fat deposits. Find out if liposuction is right for you by discovering how this procedure is done and who can be considered for treatment.

What is Liposuction?

This is a cosmetic procedure that is done almost entirely on an outpatient basis. It involves the use of specialized techniques, and these techniques have only advanced over time. Fat deposits are skillfully removed from the body during the procedure.

This procedure can be done one of various ways depending on how much fat you want to be removed and other factors. The basic types of liposuction are:

  • Tumescent
  • Ultrasound-assisted
  • Laser-assisted

With tumescent lipo, a local anesthetic as well as lidocaine and epinephrine are used in the areas being treated before removing the fat. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound technology to turn the fat into liquid. Laser-assisted liposuction utilizes laser energy to liquefy the fat deposits. This type of liposuction can be done on various parts of your body.

Candidacy for Liposuction

Our surgeon will not perform liposuction on just any patient. You must meet specific criteria before being approved for this procedure. Generally speaking, in order to qualify for this procedure, you must:

  • Be at or close to your ideal body weight
  • Have firm and elastic skin
  • Have good muscle tone
  • Be healthy with no life-threatening illnesses that could compromise healing
  • Be a nonsmoker or be willing to quit smoking for a set time before and after the procedure
  • Have a positive outlook on life and specific goals regarding body contouring

If you meet these criteria, you may be allowed to go through one of the available lipo procedures.

What About Recovery?

As mentioned, liposuction is done on an outpatient basis in most cases. After your procedure, you will be allowed to return home as long as you are stable and cleared to leave. Since this is a surgical procedure, a recovery period is required. It’s important to follow our team’s instructions during this time for an optimal outcome.

Talk to Our Surgeon

Liposuction can be a viable body contouring treatment if you have not been successful with dieting and exercising. You can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure by learning more during a consultation at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!

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May16,2018

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Dec29,2017

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Great experience

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Dec27,2017

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Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

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Dec22,2017

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Dec22,2017

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Category: body * Individual results may vary.

Hydrafacial

by Lita

Dec21,2017

My skin was glowing, the staff is always welcoming. I highly recommend getting a hydrafacial with Maureen!

Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

Microderm

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Dec21,2017

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Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

Amazing

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Dec21,2017

Beyond amazing energy and kindness from Jennie,! She creates a comfortable environment for treatment and is incredibly clear in her instructions and details of the procedures. The treatments are quick and thorough and each time i am more than satisfied with the results.

Category: body * Individual results may vary.

Laser Hair Removal

by Samantha

Dec21,2017

I come to Old town Med sp a for Laser Hair Removal and everytime I book my appointment with Maureen! She is amazing at what she does and she makes the experience fun. She’s amazing!

Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

laser hair

by Lia

Dec20,2017

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Category: non-surgical * Individual results may vary.

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Dec14,2017

Great service, Maureen is friendly and accommodating! She always makes sure I’m feeling okay, and not in pain. Good results, especially for my stubbornly thick hair!

Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

Hydrafacial

by Brian

Oct27,2017

Awesome! Love the results and the team!

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Hydrafacial

by Megan

Oct27,2017

Absolutely amazing service done at Old Town MedSpa. The staff was extremely personable and made my experience wonderful, and relaxing! I will definitely be back to see Maureen for my next Hydrafacial!

Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

Great Service!!

by Holly

Sep 5,2017

I came in to get my filler reversed that I had done at another facility. They took me the same day I called and were fabulous to deal with. I will definitely be returning.

Category: non-surgical * Individual results may vary.

Laser Hair Removal

by Lindsay

Jul24,2017

Best laser hair removal I’ve ever had. Quick and easy and I’ve never had better results. Little to no growth left.

Category: body * Individual results may vary.

Laser Hair Removal

by Andy Gierman

Jul17,2017

Valerie is amazing! The laser hair removal is effective and the process is quick. Valerie is great at explaining what to expect and I am pleased with the results so far!

Category: body * Individual results may vary.

juvederm looks great!

by Danielle Reiman

Apr12,2017

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Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

Hydrofacial

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Feb 9,2017

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Jan30,2017

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Jan30,2017

Best botox in town

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Botox

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Jan26,2017

Great place confidently located, nice staff, fantastic doctor

Category: facial * Individual results may vary.

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