Signs That Liposuction May Be Right for Your Fat Reduction Goals By Dr. Suzanne Yee on April 03, 2024

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Been considering liposuction? Year after year, it’s one of the most popular cosmetic treatments at my plastic surgery office in Little Rock, AR. Patients all over the state bring us their questions about the procedure, and virtually all ask: How do I tell if liposuction is right for me?

I am a triple board-certified surgeon who has helped thousands achieve slimmer contours through targeted liposuction. I’m here to explain the key signs that lipo is the right choice for your fat reduction goals.

6 Signs Liposuction Is Right for You

You Want to Lose Those Last Few Stubborn Pounds

Have you been struggling to shed that last bit of hard-to-lose fat despite a healthy diet and regular exercise? Liposuction can make this difficult, lengthy process easy and quick, helping you expand your wardrobe choices and feel more confident in your figure.
Keep in mind that a maximum of around six to eight pounds can be removed from the treatment area during a liposuction session. This standard is in place to promote patient safety and encourage more natural-looking results. If you want to shed a great amount of weight, our Little Rock team can help you explore alternative options.

You Have a Specific Area of the Body in Mind

Liposuction is versatile — it can be used on virtually any area of the body, from the neck to the thighs. However, the lipo procedure is really meant to target one area at a time. When patients tell me they’re interested in more comprehensive fat elimination, I typically encourage them to explore what’s possible through whole-body contouring or a mommy makeover.

You’re Interested in Combined Treatment

Though it’s not required, liposuction does serve as a great companion for a number of other cosmetic procedures, like neck lifts, breast augmentation, arm lifts, and tummy tucks, because it can be performed at the same time.

I can remove excess skin and fat from problem areas during combined procedures, which results in contours that are both tighter and slimmer.

You’re Within 30% of Your Goal Weight

You should have a BMI under 30 and be within 30% of your ideal weight before pursuing liposuction. I make sure my patients clearly understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure — it’s simply a cosmetic enhancement to help you get across the finish line.

You Have Sufficient Skin Elasticity

Skin that’s lost elasticity often struggles to properly adjust after liposuction. This has the potential to leave you with looser, saggier skin that detracts from your results.

If this sounds like it may be the case for you, you could benefit from combining your liposuction with body contouring to instantly address loose skin. I also offer a range of non-surgical skin treatments that can promote tighter, more youthful skin.

You’re in Good Overall Health

Liposuction is a surgery, plain and simple. As with any surgery, patients need to be in a good state of overall health to reduce the risk of complications. I will conduct a thorough review of your medical history and sit down with you to discuss any potential obstacles before recommending liposuction, or any procedure, to you.

Liposuction Techniques Make a Difference

Our Little Rock plastic surgery practice provides patients with a few different liposuction options, including SmartLipo® and VASER® lipo. These modern techniques can more precisely target fat cells for quicker recovery and more pronounced results.

Take the First Step Towards a More Confident You — Contact Our Little Rock Office Today

Your best version of yourself is waiting here in Little Rock. If you've been considering liposuction, I would love to speak with you about your goals and options. You can book a personalized consultation by sending our practice an online message or calling us today.

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Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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