The best candidates for the procedure are considered to be normal-weight patients with compact, elastic skin who have an accumulation of fat in certain areas that are resistant to exercise and dieting. They should be in a healthy state both physically and mentally.
The best candidates
The best candidates should be psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations. If these expectations are realistic, one should be happy with the results achieved by surgery. The patient‘s age should also be taken in consideration — as skin elasticity decreases with age — so an older patient may not experience the same liposuction results as a younger patient with tighter skin. Hence, older patients should have smaller expectations considering the state of their skin. One should also know that liposuction is not a substitute for overall weight loss. It should not be considered as an effective treatment for cellulite . But the procedure may be used for male breast reduction. With all this in mind, patients can adjust their expectations regarding effectiveness of liposuction . Individuals who have additional diseases or disorders—such as diabetes, heavy heart, lung disease, or poor blood circulation—and those who have recently undergone surgery near the area to be contoured are considered to have greater health risks due toliposuction. Therefore, patients must understand and discuss with a surgeon all the potential risks.