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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction has helped millions of people to get a shapelier figure that would have been impossible with just diet and exercise. It is a great body contouring procedure for the vast majority of people who are looking to improve the shape of their body by removing problem areas of fat that do not respond to weight loss and which conceal the muscle tone you work hard to achieve. However, liposuction is not for everyone.

Although this page highlights some of the most important factors that may make you a candidate for liposuction, it is impossible to determine your candidacy without a complete exam and medical history. To determine if you are a candidate for liposuction, please schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso today.

Physical Attributes of a Good Candidate

Liposuction is a surgical technique and therefore it is important to ensure you are in good health for the procedure. For people who are good candidates, liposuction is a very safe procedure, but for poorer candidates the risks increase. The best candidates are:

  • At or near ideal weight
  • Leading a generally active lifestyle
  • In good overall health
  • Have good skin tone
  • A non-smoker

Failure to meet the above characteristics does not necessarily mean you are not a good liposuction candidate, but may limit your results or increase your risk. If you do not have good skin tone, you may get better results from a tummy tuck or other body lift.  Non-surgical body contouring, such as Coolsculpting, may be an option for those patients who do not meet criterai for liposuction.  Dr. Gayoso will evaluate your condition in detail during your consultation and make a recommendation based on your medical history and your specific condition.

To learn whether you are a good candidate for liposuction, please call or email Gayoso plastic surgery today to schedule your consultation with St Petersburg cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Gayoso in Tampa, St Petersburg or Clearwater, Florida.