The Importance of Ideal Weight prior to Liposuction

Plastic Surgery for New York City (NYC), Manhattan and all of New York (NY)

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, and while it is an effective means for removing fat deposits that do not respond to exercise and diet, it is not intended as a weight-loss procedure.

Liposuction is meant as a body-contouring procedure that removes stubborn fat deposits from typically problematic body areas including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips, thighs and butt
  • Calves and ankles
  • Upper arms
  • Neck and chin
  • Chest/breasts

It’s important to note that liposuction will not result in substantial weight loss. Liposuction is meant to complement your body by treating specific problem areas.

Liposuction is most effective if you are at or near your ideal body weight prior to the procedure. Being within your ideal body weight range makes it easier to identify liposuction target areas; it also puts you at a lower risk for complications.

Similarly, the results of liposuction can be permanent if you continue to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle that keep your body weight stable and within the ideal weight range.

Because your weight corresponds with your chance for successful liposuction, if you are not a candidate for liposuction renowned New York cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits may recommend a tummy tuck or other procedure to achieve the results you desire.

If you would like more information about your liposuction options, please contact New York cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. We can be reached at 212.750.9494.