If you’re like many middle-aged men and women, you’ve probably gained some weight over the last few years. This is often due to factors such as pregnancy, diet, and an overall slower rate of metabolism. Perhaps you, like millions of others, have attempted to follow numerous diet and exercise regimens to get back the slimmer physique that you once had. For those who end up with results that are less than satisfactory, many choose liposuction to restore the contours of their body.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that involves placing a small thin tube underneath the skin to permanently remove fat tissue via suction. At his Maryland practice, Dr. Carlton Scroggins has helped countless numbers of people achieve a slimmer and more attractive body with lasting results through this procedure.
If you’ve considered undergoing liposuction, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Aside from being in relatively good health with no major medical conditions, there are a few other factors that can make you a good candidate for liposuction.
The presence of collagen fibers within the skin determine its elasticity. As we age, these collagen fibers tend to deteriorate, causing the skin to lose firmness and tightness. Good elasticity will allow the skin to adhere to the body’s new contours after liposuction is complete. For this reason, it is recommended that individuals undergo liposuction well before their 50s.
Liposuction should not be viewed as an effective form of weight loss because it is only intended to remove stubborn fat deposits. For this reason, potential patients should be at or within 20 pounds of their ideal weight.
Although liposuction is one of the most effective procedures in all of plastic surgery and often presents patients with a new outlook on life, it is important that individuals be realistic about the results. To ensure that patients achieve the best appearance possible, it is important that be at a stable weight before the procedure is performed.
If you think you are a candidate for liposuction, we welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery of Greater Washington. Simply call (301) 220-0400 or feel free to fill out our online contact form to get started today. Dr. Scroggins and his well-trained staff look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation.