It’s a problem many of us struggle with yet can’t do anything about. It pops up where least expected and refuses to go away. It can cause us to feel insecure and can diminish our quality of life. What is this terrible issue that plagues so many of us? Stubborn, excess fat.

Good Candidate for Liposuction

No matter how much we exercise or how many diets we subject ourselves to, there are some people whose bodies do not respond. Even individuals who are in top shape and flaunt toned and contoured physiques can still suffer with areas on their bodies where stubborn fat tends to accumulate. For women, those areas tend to be the buttocks, upper thighs and abdomen, and for men, stubborn fat tends to accumulate in the abdomen as well, especially the obliques, aka “love handles”. But no matter where the fat is located, it can significantly reduce our self esteem and cause us to feel insecure about ourselves. However, there is a remedy to the problem of excess fat that both women and men can benefit from – liposuction.

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that involves the removal of excess fat via a small tube-like instrument known as a cannula. There are several different approaches to liposuction, some involving traditional cannulas, while others involve innovative laser treatments that liquefy fat cells before they are removed to facilitate the process. This treatment is known as Smart Lipo because it promotes faster recovery time and is less invasive for the patient. But with so many treatments to choose from, how can you tell which is best? Moreover, how can you determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction to begin with?

New York plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer can answer those questions for you and help you choose the procedure that is best for your body size and shape and which will produce optimal results.

To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, Dr. Shafer will perform a preliminary evaluation at his office. The ideal liposuction candidate is in good health overall, has good skin elasticity, and has areas where stubborn fat tends to develop. Liposuction can safely remove up to 4 liters of fat, which equates to roughly 6 to 8 pounds, in a single session, so it’s also important for the patient to be close to their ideal weight (within 25 pounds or so). Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, so realistic expectations are a must. The treatment can reduce excess fat phenomenally, but it’s up to the patient to maintain results to prevent future fat gain. If you are in fact a good candidate for liposuction, Dr. Shafer will help you determine which type of procedure will be best so you can attain the physique you have always wanted.

For more information on liposuction and to determine if you are a good candidate, contact Dr. David Shafer today to schedule a consultation. Your dream body is waiting to reveal itself, and Dr. Shafer will help make those dreams a reality.