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Patrick W. Hsu M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kendall R. Roehl M.D., F.A.C.S.
Patrick W. Hsu M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kendall R. Roehl M.D., F.A.C.S.


Memorial Plastic Surgery (Clear Lake)

What makes You A Good Candidate For Liposuction?

Last Updated: October 30, 2014 | Author: MPS Group

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In Houston and elsewhere, for the past several years there has been a growing trend of staying fit to increase longevity. A large percentage of the population exercises regularly and watches what they eat. Our attitudes have changed a great deal about the type of food we eat, and how we treat our bodies. We are making more and more of an effort to stay healthy and young. As a result, we are living longer. The good news is that we are feeling better longer, as well. And if we happen to be struggling with a part of our anatomy that is resisting efforts at weight loss through exercise and a nutritious diet, we have the option of cosmetic surgery for help.


One common occurrence among men and women, especially as we age, is that we retain pockets of unwanted fat in certain parts of our bodies. The main area is around the abdomen. But we also retain fat in our thighs, hips, buttocks, lower back, and neck. These pockets of fat cause unsightly bulges, that mar our figures. They are also uncommonly resistant to traditional methods of weight loss. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic procedure that targets these areas effectively and safely. This procedure is called liposuction.


If you are in Houston and you are reading this, you are in luck. There are quite a number of excellent liposuction surgeons in the greater Houston area that have proficiency and experience with the liposuction procedure. Naturally, a good surgeon is key to a successful surgery and positive results. Before a surgeon will perform the procedure, he or she will determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery.


You need to be within your target or ideal weight range


The liposuction procedure is not considered a method remove significant amounts of weight. If you are considerably overweight, you will have to lose this weight and keep it off for at least six months prior to the surgery.


You need to be in reasonably good health both physically and emotionally


You must be healthy, and free of any illnesses that could cause problems for the surgery. You can’t have any major health issues like heart disease or diabetes. You also need to be fairly stable emotionally.


You need to have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery


Liposuction surgery yields great results that people are very happy with. However, it isn’t guaranteed to make you happy.


If you smoke, you must quit at least two weeks prior to the surgery


Smoking can have a negative impact on the surgery. It can even delay recovery. It’s really a good idea to quit smoking no matter what, for obvious health reasons.


Lipo is excellent for taking off the last seven or ten pounds you have been trying to lose. If you feel as though you are a good candidate for the procedure, you need to consult with a plastic surgeon in your area. For more details about the liposuction procedure click here.

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