For which patients is liposuction appropriate?

I'm thinking about liposuction of the abdominal area but I'm overweight and I do not know whether liposuction is right for me. For which patients is liposuction appropriate?
Ekip Estetik İstanbul  |  Basic member  |  Istanbul
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Dear visitor,
Liposuction surgery is not for to loose weight...Liposuction surgery ,is the way of shaping your body...Which is,
If you are doing exercise everyday or diet and can't loose weight,liposuction helps those patients to shape their body's...
Best Regards,
Ekip Estetik İstanbul


دكتور محمد الروبي  |  Basic member  |  Cairo
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Although liposuction removes fat from unwanted areas, liposuction should not be considered as a substitute for exercise, nor is liposuction designed for weight loss. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure. It is designed to help those who are near their normal body weight, but still possess bulging areas of fat. After undergoing liposuction, most patients find that not only has their appearance improved, but they also feel more confident about their appearance. Liposuction can treat areas such as the neck, abdomen, back rolls, arms, buttocks, thighs, breasts, chest and many other areas. This procedure can also be performed on several areas during a single operation.
Dr Raeaf El Kollali  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Cairo
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The best candidate for liposuction is a patient who has been on a good diet and lost weight yet there are areas which did not respond at all to the diet causing localised collections of fat deforming the shape of the body. In such cases liposuction may be very helpful, but liposuction is not a means of losing weight for a "lasy" patient who doesn't want to help herself by following a diet. The age also is a factor as it affects the integrity of the skin as with age skin elasticity is lost to a certain degree which differs from one person to another. So young patients may expect better results as the skin may contract back after removing the fat. The presence of excess skin with the fat, especially in the abdomen, is a very important factor as sometimes liposuction may not be suitable and instead an abdominoplasty alone is required or in combination with liposuction.
marknhsu  |  visitor
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Those who wants to look nice and beautiful for then Lipo is very beneficial. Obesity people do not get more benefit from that.

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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Georg M. Huemer MSc, MBA  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Linz
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The ideal candidtae is someone who has localized fat depots with an otherwise good skine tone. Due to the volume reduction achieved by the liposuction, the skin should have some capacity for retraction, otherwise there will be some skin laxity after the procedure!
Dr. André Hazan  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
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Dear Mr.

Liposuction is not for weight loss. Is for shape contoiring at ideal weight.
And good skin retraction and dense fat. If you have any depression..take care..if you make'll be sad!!
Warm regard
André Hazan
Julio César Escobar Fonseca  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Cali
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Dear Patient:

Liposuction is a surgical procedure in plastic surgery, whose objective is the extraction of fat anywhere on the body, including a lipoma. Liposculpture uses the same basic principles, but in different body areas, according to patterns of harmony and beauty. Liposculpture, also includes fat tissue transplantation to sites where necessary. Patients are candidates with appropriate weight for their height or moderately overweight, whenever they have very good health and are committed to daily exercise and healthy diet.

In any case, liposculpture is for weight loss, nor for obese people!


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Dr. Milton Rincón Carranza  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Medellin
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the liposuction is adecuate for patients who desire to mold the body,
it isn´t for obese people or excesive laxity skin with fat zones ,
the lipo is for fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise

MiaPlast Aesthetic Clinic  |  Basic member  |  Istanbul
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Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fatty tissue from anywhere of the whole body. But this is not a weight lost procedure.
The patients with normal weight are best candidates for liposuction.

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M.D. Natasa Popovic  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery
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health and well-motivated
Dr. med. Wolfgang Thriene  |  Basic member  |  General Practice for adults  |  Munich
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Liposuction is not the primariy option for overweight people. First of all you should try to achieve a weight reduction and after that, liposuction is a good method to shape the body or to get rid of unwanted fat deposits.
Anup Dhir M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  New Delhi
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Liposuction is appropriate for patients who are upto 30% overweight.Liposuction is useful for inch reduction
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
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As has been generally thought, liposuction is not for the obese, is not correct. If you are overweight, you are the perfect candidate for undergoing liposuction. Liposuction is not only indicated for localized fat deposits, but generalized obesity is a true indication of liposuction. After liposuction, you will lose not only inches from your abdomen, but also weight, with the passage of time. We have been performing liposuction surgery for decades, for generalized obesity, overweight individuals, hypertensives, and diabetics.

With Best Wishes

Dr.H.A.Khawaja, MD;Diploma Approved By:American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon & Dermatologist

Dr Karthik Ram  |  Basic member  |  Chennai
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Normally I assess the patient's motivation to reduce their weight. If patient is motivated, I agree to operate on overweight and obese individual too. Most of the time the problem is difficulty in doing exercise in these individual. If you give a good shape, they will do exercise and reduce their weight.
jose  |  visitor  |  Queensland
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I am overwaight by 20kilos and is afecting my heald, i tryed every thing but i am frustrated.
any help coments
regards Jose
Dr Karthik Ram  |  Basic member  |  Chennai
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It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure but it is a body contouring procedure. Liposuction should be combined with dieting and exercising for weight reduction. Liposuction will help you to reduce few pounds to motivate you for further exercising and dieting.
You can opt for liposuction if you will be motivated enough to follow diet plan and exercising after surgery.
Dr. José Manuel Fernández Temprano  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Sevilla, Huelva
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You moustn't make a liposuccion until you has lost some kg. The liposuction isn't a technique weight loss but to reshape the body shape.
Dr. Goran Lazović  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Belgrade
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jose, i bielive that I can not help you...
you're living too far from me...
keep trying, you'll find the solution!
good luck.
Dr. Rogelio Rincon Lozano  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Mexico City
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The issue with people with overweight that has tried everything without result is that, each an every atempt has not been compleated properly. THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON WHY YOU KEEP YOUR OVERWEIGHT. Most of the people mistakenly think that going under starvation diets will help them get rid of the extraweight; in the first two weeks perhaps they manage to get rid of 5 lbs; what they don't know is that extraweight that has been lost comes from muscle mass and water mostly leading to de following conditions: lower or poor metabolism; less muscle that can burn less fat, starvation alarm triggering leading to anabolism (increase of fat storage). ALL THE FOOD YOU EAT EVEN IF IT IS HEALTHY INDEED WITH A LOW METABOLISM WILL BE CONVERTED INTO FAT AND GET STORAGED. Find a good nutricionist to help you step by step and if you can find a trinning group or coach at your local gym to advice you step by step in the path of cardiovascular and muscular improvement. Once you get this covered you can think of surgical improvement of your body! Wish you good look! Never give up!
Dr. Alfredo Harris Dominguez  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Tijuana
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Buenos Dias Jose,

La liposuccion es muy recomendada para pacientes que quieres mejorar su figura, pero hablando francamente no es un metodo de control de peso recomendado. Solo se puede quitar hasta cierta cantidad de kilos de grasa con la liposuccion (5 kg.aprox), pero si mejoraria mucho tu apariencia. Aunado a la dieta y ejercicio es muy eficaz para lograr eliminar todo tu sobrepeso. Espero haber sido de ayuda.
Dr. André Hazan  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
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Overweight are better treated if you have a good psycologist, good endocrinologists/ nutritionist(for hormonal/ diet/ reeducation), and exercises(you like too much)...

Lipo must be done only for contour treatment...if you loose a lot of fat..maybe are not a best can be gain a lot of a consultation to decide the best technique to treat yourself. Maybe dermofat ressections are'll change size for scars(hided/ clothes the most of them)
With attention

CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
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You can have liposuction if you dont have any heart problem, or major illness. We perform liposuction very comfortably under local anesthesia, and you are mobile immediately after your surgery. You loose not only inches, but also considerable weight after passage of time. Results are excellent, and in our hands there are no complications. We remove a maximum of 5 liters of fat in a single session, and cost is XXXXXXXXX US dollars.

We have an extensive publication record, research, inventions, techniques, regarding the simplified and safe practice of liposuction surgery. If you are interested in undergoing surgery in Pakistan, you must send us your photographs of the areas you want to have liposuctioned, and we can give you an exact cost of your surgery.

With Best Wishes

Dr.H.A.Khawaja, MD; Dip App: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon & Dermatologist
Dr. Assaf Zeltzer M.D., FCCP  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Brussels
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Liposuction is NOT suited for treating obesity. Exercise,dieting, psychologic support and in morbid obesity medication/ bariatric surgery are the treatment.
Massive liposuction (>5 Liters) can be dangerous, and in liposuctions over 10 Liters cause severe metabolic disturbances !!!
liposuction by the way doesn't treat the intra-abdominal fat which is the 'metabolically active fat'.

Liposuction is ONLY indicated in patients desiring BODY CONTOURING or as an adjunct to other procedures (abdominoplasty, facelift etc).


Prof. Ali Riza Ercocen M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Istanbul
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Liposuction is the procedure of choice for body contouring and local/regional lipodystrophy and fat deposits... I also prefer to use it in gynecomastia as well as breast reduction..
Dr. Nasim Huq M.S., FRCSC, M.Sc.,F.A.C.S. C.A.Q.S.H.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Niagara Falls
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Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the: . Thighs . Hips and buttocks . Abdomen and waist . Upper arms . Back . Inner knee . Chest area . Cheeks, chin and neck . Calves and ankles In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck. What it won’t do: Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks, or loose saggy skin. For more information check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Dr Karthik Ram  |  Basic member  |  Chennai
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Liposuction is more appropriate for clients who do regular exercise and in and around the ideal body weight and difficulty to loose some area body fat.i personally feel these patients will be more benefitted and happy after liposuction. I never do this procedure for a client who think liposuction is a shortcut for dieting and exercising
Anonymous  |  visitor  |  Caroni
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i had three c-sections and now is left with a very high tummy i look like i am 4-6 mts pregnant can i do lipo or what
Prof.Dr. John F. Celin M.D. M.D.  |  Basic member  |  London
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if you are overweight best is to loose excess fat ,the result will be then very good
liposuction should not be used for weight reduction but only to improve areas that will be difficult to elminate or reduce with diet and exercise
Dr Maghnam Ayed Shahateet M.D.FRCS Frcs  |  Basic member  |  Amman
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liposuction is good for removal of localised areas of fatty deposits and not for over weight.
insaf  |  visitor
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do you offer this kind of surgery ?and what is the range cost ?

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Prof.Dr. M. Adnan Uzunismail  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Istanbul
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I is not a weight loose operation. It is performed o remove the stubborn fat deposits, not giving any respon to diet and exercise.

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Dr. Alfredo Harris Dominguez  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Tijuana
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Hello Insaf,

Yes I do offer this kind of procedure. Liposuction prices are:
$ 1,800.00 usd. per one area
$ 2,500.00 usd per two areas
$ 3,300.00 usd. per three areas
And so on, each of the following are consider one area:
Lower ab, upper ab, flanks, lower back, upper back, arms, thighs....
Let me know how can I further assist you.

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Dr. Prashant Yadav  |  Basic member  |  Pune
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liposuction is basically a procedure in which excess fat deposit from various parts of the body are aspirated . it is a body contouring procedure in which only subcutaneous fat is removed . it is not helpful in visceral fat reduction . weight reduction also occur over a period of time in case large amount of fat is aspirated and diet and exercise are maintained.


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Dr. Manuel Gutierrez Romero  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Tijuana
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We do offer liposuction procedures and the price depends on your weight and areas that you want to improve, like any type of surgery we would need to have a virtual or personal consultation to determine the final cost.
Prof.Dr. M. Adnan Uzunismail  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Istanbul
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Those having limited stubborn fat deposits are suitable for LP.
It is not a thinning operation but contouring
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez Legarda  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Bogotá
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Every healtly person, looking for a better shape in his/her body, but without skin exces. Is not for people looking for lost weigth. For people with controled diseases, with exces skin or looking for weight lost, are diferent consideration and is recomended put in contact with a doctor for particular cases
Dr Alexandros Bader MD, FAACS, FAAOCG, FISCG  |  Basic member  |  Gynecology and Obstetrics  |  Dubai Athens London
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Lipsuction is ideal for those people who are suffering from extra local fat deposites. Liposuction is not a methode to remove overweight fat and is not a slimming methode.
Bakhtiar Kamal - KAMAL SKIN CENTER  |  Premium member  |  Dhaka
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liposuction is appropiate for removal of fat; it is not a obesity reduction procedure.
Obesity should be managed by diet control & exercise.
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