Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country. Last year, over 235,000 procedures were performed, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Despite its popularity, liposuction is not suitable for everyone. Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dr. Anna Wooten evaluates every candidate on an individual basis, taking into consideration their anatomy, needs and goals, before recommending them for liposuction.
If you are thinking about pursuing liposuction, Dr. Wooten encourages you to consider the following:
1. Be Close to Your Target Weight
The patients that see the best liposuction results are close to their target weight yet have isolated deposits of fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure or a fast way to a fit body; rather, it’s a way to sculpt targeted areas of the body.
Dr. Wooten suggests candidates follow healthy lifestyle habits (i.e., eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and quit smoking) to get within 10 percent of their body weight prior to undergoing liposuction.
2. Won’t Affect Skin Tone
Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat, but it won’t automatically cause the skin to contract over the treated area. Patients that see the best results have naturally firm, elastic skin. If you struggle with loose skin, liposuction won’t give you the tight, toned results you desire. In fact, removing the fat could actually accentuate skin sagging and laxity.
To discuss treating excess fat and loose skin, talk to Dr. Wooten.
3. Picking the Right Surgeon Is Key
The liposuction technology or technique used is not as important as the experience and skill of the liposuction surgeon. Be diligent in your search for a board-certified plastic surgeon with proven liposuction results. Ask to see before-and-after photographs and read patient testimonials to get a better idea of what a surgeon can accomplish.
Dr. Wooten is a highly sought-after board-certified plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh. She believes in working closely with patients to understand their desires and formulate a treatment plan to accomplish their goals.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Wooten
If you are interested in pursuing liposuction to get rid of stubborn body fat, Dr. Wooten would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your options. Call or email Beleza Plastic Surgery today to make an appointment with Dr. Wooten.