Women and men considering liposuction, also known as lipoplasty surgery, may wonder how they can determine whether this procedure is right for them. Liposuction is growing in popularity, and is an excellent option for patients who want to eliminate small areas of fat, such as the "love handles."
If you are within 30% of your ideal weight and are in good health, you might be a good candidate for lipoplasty surgery.
Are You Ready For Lipoplasty?
When patients come to Dr. Rotatori’s practice for a lipoplasty consultation, there are some quick and easy ways to check if this is the right procedure for their needs.
Use this quick checklist to see if you’re a good candidate for liposuction:
- Physical: One of the best ways to prepare for any surgery is to check that you are at a reasonable weight for your age and height. Since lipoplasty is not intended as a tool for major weight loss, check your cosmetic goals to make sure this procedure is right for you. Ideal liposuction candidates are people who lead active and healthy lifestyles, but who have stubborn pockets of fat, such as "love handles."
- Mental/Emotional: Although advances in procedural techniques have made liposuction a safe procedure, it’s important to understand the mild risks associated with any surgery. A great way to ensure the results you desire is seeking out a board-certified surgeon. That surgeon can help you set realistic expectations, and make sure it’s the right procedure for achieving your cosmetic goals.
Liposuction can make a big difference in your physique. Just look at these dramatic results from one of our lipoplasty surgery patients:
Before Lipoplasty Surgery After Lipoplasty Surgery
While the results are amazing lipoplasty surgery may not be for everyone. Luckily, there are some great, non-invasive options to get the results you are looking for.
Alternative Options to Lipoplasty Surgery
Lipoplasty is no longer the only option for fat reduction. Our Winter Park cosmetic surgery practice is excited to offer liposuction alternatives that can provide nonsurgical ways to diminish small pockets of fat around the body. Here are a couple of options for people interested in liposuction alternatives:
- CoolSculpting® from ZELTIQ removes stubborn fat by freezing cells through a cooling process. No damage is done to surrounding tissue or skin, and the body naturally eliminates fat cells in targeted areas over the months that follow each treatment.
- KYBELLA® from Allergan, is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
Whether you choose lipoplasty or an alternative non-invasive option, we’re here to help you make the best decision for your lifestyle. Ready to take the first step towards your perfect body? Set up a complimentary consultation with our office. Together, we can create a treatment plan customized to you.