Liposuction is the most commonly performed and requested cosmetic plastic surgery
procedure in America. In 2001, 385,390 liposuctions were performed in the U.S.
Every surgical procedure carries risk, but patients
can reduce the amount of risk they endure by educating themselves about the liposuction
procedure and by choosing an expert plastic surgeon.
Liposuction is a relatively safe procedure that can have very desirable results
for many people if a properly trained, experienced, and proven plastic surgeon
is chosen. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss and dieting, rather
it is intended for individuals who have areas of fat that do not respond to regular
diet and exercise.
Who Would Make a Good Liposuction Patient?
An individual that is a good candidate for liposuction understands
the limitations that liposuction has.
The liposuction candidate should be able to openly discuss what
expectations he/she has and what he/she wishes to accomplish by getting a liposuction
The liposuction candidate will have a stable mental and physical
Liposuction is not a weight loss alternative but
is used to remove areas of localized fat that has not responded to regular diet
and exercise. Liposuction has the best results with candidates whom exercise regularly
and are close to their ideal body weight. Individuals with certain medical problems
will have a greater risk for liposuction complications. For more liposuction information click here to locate a liposuction surgeon in your area.
More and more people are turning to plastic surgery in an age where people are
focused on feeling and looking their best. A survey found that 55% of Americans
approve of cosmetic surgery procedures. Once reserved for just celebrities and
the rich, plastic surgery has become acceptable for any walk of life. In addition,
there is an increase in plastic surgery procedures in men, increasing by 50%
for liposuction procedures from 1998-1999. From 1999 to 1992, there were almost
times as many liposuctions performed, about a 389% increase.
Future of Liposuction
As fashion changes, so does the desired body shape and
form. Liposuction procedures have increased as fashion introduced more mid bearing
clothing like low rider pants and shorter tops. The number of tummy tucks performed
has increased with the current trends as a more desired form of liposuction. As
fashion continues to change, so will the desired body shape.