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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic fat removal procedure. It can permanently remove fat cells (adipocytes) that store fat from a particular section of your body that you want to improve. Liposuction helps get rid of fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

Other names for liposuction are lipoplasty or “lipo.”

Who is a candidate for Liposuction?

Candidates for liposuction should meet certain requirements to make sure their procedure is effective and safe. Candidates who qualify for a liposuction procedure include:

  • Adults with an average or slightly above-average weight.
  • People who have firm skin with elasticity (high in the elastin protein) and a good muscle tone.
  • Adults who have good overall health.
  • People who have pockets of fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise.
  • Nonsmokers.
  • People with realistic goals for the outcome of the procedure.

These are common qualifications that healthcare providers evaluate before recommending treatment. Your provider will let you know if liposuction is right for you.