Most patients are healthy enough for liposuction. Dr. Albright and his staff will ensure that you are a good medical candidate for the procedure. More commonly at issue is if the patient is likely to achieve the cosmetic results they are expecting. This comes from a relatively common misunderstanding about what liposuction is. Liposuction surgery is a contouring procedure and not
a weight loss or fat loss procedure. Yes, fat will be removed, but the overall weight of the removed tissue is actually very low compared to one's entire body mass. Furthermore, the only fat that can be removed, is the fat that is just underneath the skin, and not any fat that may be deep inside the body around your organs. In some patients, the 'intraabdominal' fat is a larger contributor to overall body shape, particularly of your side profile in a mirror, than the amount of subcutaneous fat. This is also true for one's skeletal structure. For example, some people have a big barrel chest due to the shape of their ribs, breast bone and collar bones. Liposuction is unable to change the skeletal structure. So understanding the limitations of the technique will help patients avoid disappointing results and make the most of their transformation. Dr. Albright and his staff will help you figure this out. Also, Alamo Plastic Surgery
is one of the best plastic surgery clinics in San Antonio TX.
Additionally, some patients may not have a problem with fat, or at least fat alone. These patients may have a bigger problem with hanging or damaged/stretched skin. Very commonly these patients may present to have liposuction to improve their body's contour, when in fact, they would best benefit from removal of the excess/damaged skin. This is particularly prevalent in patients who have had massive weight loss (50+ pounds of weight loss whether from bariatric surgery or from behavior modification alone). These patients may benefit from an entirely different total body transformation solution, typically involving multiple staged procedures. Liposuction surgery
procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body.