MOMMY MAKEOVER SERIES: IS LIPOSUCTION RIGHT FOR ME?
While some lucky moms may lose their extra pregnancy pounds soon after giving birth, the reality is that most moms aren’t able to shake off those extra pregnancy lbs. Fortunately, mothers can now restore their pre-baby body with a mommy makeover. This involves a series of procedures that help reshape your body, so you can look like yourself again – from before you had kids.
One of the procedures that moms can take advantage of is liposuction, which is a minimally invasive treatment that removes unwanted, stubborn fat. Although it’s not a weight-loss treatment, it can aid in helping your body restore its former shape. Lipo is a great way to target pockets of fat when diet and exercise have failed to reduce certain spots on your body.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
While it’s designed to meet every patient’s needs, not everyone can qualify for a liposuction due to several reasons. There are a few factors that determine whether you’re a good candidate for liposuction or not, and they will be discussed during your consultation.
Nevertheless, it helps to know beforehand if you qualify for this procedure. This way, you’ll know what you need to prepare for well in advance. Listed below are factors to guide you in this process:
- Health Status
Because liposuction involves tiny incisions for the cannula to penetrate the pockets of fat inside your body, you’ll most likely be put under anesthesia. Anyone undergoing a surgery requiring anesthesia will need to pass a Health Status assessment. The best candidates will be those who are generally healthy non-smokers who do not have any serious heart, vascular or other medical problems.
As liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment, you should reach at least 30% of your ideal weight. Before undergoing this procedure it’s best to start a fitness routine and a healthy diet. You should also try to adopt these healthy habits for the long term so that you can reap the benefits of your surgery for years to come.
- Skin Type
Following the procedure, the skin needs to “shrink” in order to fit the newly emptied area. However, if your skin has lost its elasticity, whether due to age, sun exposure, or genetics, Dr. Beale will advise you on its suitability. Otherwise, he may suggest additional treatments, such as a tummy tuck, to achieve your desired results.
Liposuction is an effective way to remove stubborn fat. To enjoy optimum results, it’s highly recommended to follow the pre-procedure instructions. To learn more about how liposuction can benefit you in your mommy makeover, consult with Dr. Evan Beale today.