Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

If you have stubborn fat that’s keeping you from reaching your goals and feeling confident about your appearance, it’s time to change that. At Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL, we offer liposuction, an effective body contouring procedure that helps transform those body areas with stubborn fat into some of your best features. Contact one of our Old Town Med Spa Chicago offices today in Chicago, IL to learn more about how this procedure can transform your body.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who have pockets of stubborn fat that won’t respond to exercise, diet changes, or traditional weight loss measures and techniques. Men and women who want to undergo this procedure should meet a list of requirements before being confirmed as treatment candidates. The best candidates for this procedure are men and women who:

  • Are in good health
  • Have reached a healthy weight
  • Want to eliminate pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to a healthy diet and regular fitness routine
  • Are committed to maintaining their results long-term
  • Have realistic expectations about the procedure and their results
  • Understand that this procedure is not a weight-loss procedure
  • Have unsuccessfully tried to eliminate stubborn fat with diet and exercise techniques

The Importance of Realistic Expectations

This body contouring procedure is very effective, but potential patients must realize going into this process that results can be permanent as long as you are committed to maintaining those results. This procedure will eliminate fat cells from the body, but the patient is responsible for maintaining the results by living a healthy lifestyle. This procedure isn’t designed to be an easy way out of eating healthy or exercising each day.

Instead, it is designed to complement a regular exercise routine as well as a healthy diet. Those who have already been living a healthy lifestyle will achieve the best results because they are well aware of what it takes to help maintain those results long-term.

Understanding the Purpose of the Procedure

There has always been some degree of misconception about this particular procedure. For some reason, lipo has often been associated with weight loss, when in reality, exactly the opposite is true. It is designed for healthy men and women, not overweight men and women. Additionally, some of the fittest individuals seek out this procedure to redefine their bodies and take them to the next level.

It is not designed to nor is it possible to use this procedure to remove large amounts of fat from the body in an attempt to lower body weight. This cosmetic procedure is meant to contour, shape, and perfect the bodies of those who are already committed to living as healthy of a lifestyle as possible but for some reason have pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t respond to that healthy lifestyle.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure that removes stubborn fat cells from the body with a device called a cannula. It provides patients with the ability to finally target those problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise routines. It can create new body contours and help men and women reach the body goals they may have thought were completely unattainable.

What Areas of the Body Can It Treat?

One of the benefits of liposuction is that it can remove stubborn fat from anywhere on the body. Some patients choose to treat one area; others choose to treat multiple. The location and number of areas you choose to treat will all depend on your ultimate body goals. Some of the most common treatment areas include those areas that are prone to holding onto stubborn fat, including the:

  • Waistline
  • Abdomen
  • Inner knees
  • Upper arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Hips
  • Buttocks

How Does It Work?

This procedure begins with administering some form of anesthetic to help maintain your comfort throughout the process. Our surgeon will discuss the best numbing agent with you during your initial consultation when designing your treatment plan.

Once your treatment areas have been effectively numbed, a small incision will be made, and then various techniques will be used to gently remove fat cells from your specific problem area. You’ll see immediate results after your procedure is complete, and within a few days, you will be back to work.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect From the Procedure?

Most patients achieve their desired results after just one procedure. Results are immediate, and while there is some downtime, you will be able to enjoy your new contoured body before you know it. As long as you follow the post-procedure care instructions, you can expect a quick and healthy recovery and will be back on your feet in no time at all.

Are the Results Permanent?

This procedure is intended to deliver permanent results. It removes fat cells from the body, and after those fat cells are removed, they cannot regrow or come back. There is an extremely high chance of maintaining permanent results after this procedure, so long as you eat a healthy diet, avoid significant weight gain, and exercise consistently.

Maintaining Your Results

When you take the necessary steps to live as healthy of a lifestyle as possible after your procedure, not only will you maintain your results long-term, but you’ll be able to enhance your results by accomplishing new body goals.

Most patients are so happy with the results of this procedure that they are more motivated than ever to maintain the results long-term so that they can enjoy a newly contoured body. This procedure will help you finally be free of those problem areas with stubborn fat that have been holding you back from reaching your goals for years on end.

What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?

You will be able to return home after your procedure is complete. Our surgical team will provide you with detailed instructions about how to care for your body after your procedure is over. You can enjoy a quick and healthy recovery by following the directions provided, wearing the compression garments as directed based on your treatment area, and nourishing your body with healthy foods.

Getting enough rest, moving as directed to encourage blood flow, and avoiding overexerting yourself during the days following your procedure are all important parts of the recovery process. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities and return to work relatively quickly after their procedure is complete.

What Are the Advantages?

One of the main advantages of liposuction is that it does what a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine often cannot. It removes stubborn fat cells directly from the body so that they cannot ever return. It’s a safe, results-driven treatment that will help you reach your body goals, increase your confidence, and improve your self-image.

Quick Results

There are many different body contouring treatments that do not require surgical intervention to target and destroy fat cells, but they often take time to deliver results, along with multiple treatment sessions. Liposuction is a quick and efficient way to remove fat cells from your body and experience immediate results.

The surgeon can use precision and accuracy in not only removing your desired fat cells but recontouring specific areas of your body that have, until now, been your problem areas. Our goal is to help transform your least favorite area of the body into one of your best features, and this procedure allows us the ability to do just that.

A Combinable Procedure

Another one of the advantages of this procedure is that it can be combined with other procedures. Lipo is a good add-on procedure, but it can also be performed as a standalone procedure. It is used alongside other cosmetic procedures to compliment the results. If you’re looking to add additional procedures to your treatment plan, we can review the options with you during your consultation.

Say Goodbye to Your Problem Areas Once and for All

Are you ready to invest in yourself this year and say goodbye to that stubborn fat that has been standing in the way of your goals for what seems like forever? If so, our team is ready to help you transform your body with this effective body contouring procedure. Contact today at one of our Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL, to learn more about this procedure and to find out if it’s the right choice for you.

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