How Old Do I Have To Be For Liposuction?Posted on December 4, 2022
Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures to help sculpt and define the body. This body contouring procedure is an option for patients 18 years and older, and is typically only performed for younger patients in special, medically-necessary circumstances. plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
What Can Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction can effectively remove fat from:
- The abdomen, waist, hips, and flanks
- Knees, thighs, and buttocks
- Back and arms
- Jawline and face
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. During surgery, a combination of anesthesia and saline is injected into the treatment area and then suctioned out with excess fat through a thin cannula.
Best Candidates for Liposuction
You must be at least 18 years old to elect for a plastic surgery procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon will determine whether you are physically and mentally mature enough to be a suitable candidate for liposuction. Before undergoing surgery, you must be:
- In good standing health
- A nonsmoker, or be willing to quit prior to the procedure
- Able to take time off school or work for recovery
- Able to follow pre- and post-op instructions from your surgeon
Have Realistic Expectations
It is important to note that liposuction is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss solution. Liposuction will only remove fatty deposits in the localized treatment area and is not a method of losing weight. Be sure to discuss your desired results from liposuction with your surgeon during your consultation to ensure you have realistic expectations. plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
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