Undergoing a liposuction procedure can greatly enhance the way you look and feel. Some patients who have struggled with a weight issue use liposuction as one of the final steps in sculpting the body they worked hard to achieve. At the skillful hands of Dr. Michael Bohley, you’ll be able to remove stubborn fat pockets that lay underneath the skin.

If you’re interested in liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, the first step is to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Let’s review the following questions to determine if liposuction is right for you.

When is a Liposuction Procedure Beneficial?

Liposuction is beneficial for people who have gone through the effort of shedding excess fat through diet and exercise but still have fat pockets that are hard to get rid of. It is usually for people who want to sculpt areas like the belly, hips, chin, buttocks, thighs, and arms. If these areas are out of proportion with the rest of your body, then liposuction may be very beneficial to you.

What is the Process for a Liposuction Procedure?

It is generally an outpatient surgery, which means you’ll go home the same day. The surgeon starts by making various tiny incisions under general or regional anesthesia. A thin tube is inserted to loosen the fat using a back-and-forth motion. The fat is suctioned out with a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the tube/cannula.

After the procedure, you’ll wear a compression garment or bandages to reduce swelling and help shape your new form during the healing process. You’ll fully recover in weeks or months, but some patients may take up to twelve months to heal from all the swelling.

What Makes a Good Candidate for a Liposuction Procedure?

If your quality of life is diminished because of excess fat deposits you may be a good candidate. The doctor will determine that you’re a good candidate if you meet these:

  • You are close to 30% of your ideal weight
  • Your skin is elastic, and firm, and has good muscle tone
  • Your expectation is realistic
  • Diet and exercise haven’t worked for you
  • You’re a non-smoker

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Lipo?

The following factors would potentially disqualify you from liposuction candidacy:

  • Your skin has poor elasticity
  • You have an illness
  • You are obese
  • You are overly anxious about the risks
  • You cannot afford the procedure

You’re In Good Hands with Dr. Bohley

Dr. Bohley is an expert cosmetic surgeon with many years of experience performing aesthetic procedures. His consultations are thorough as he discovers the best treatment plan appropriate for you. His goal is to implement individual solutions according to the needs and desires of each patient. He has been recognized as a renowned tummy tuck, body lift, and mommy makeover surgeon.

Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Bohley to find out if you’re a good candidate for liposuction or if, perhaps, you may benefit from another surgical procedure. Please contact Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery by calling (503) 213-9914 or filling out the online form.