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Liposuction Candidacy

Liposuction can smooth out the contours of your body and help you get rid of stubborn fat deposits. This is one of the most popular procedures with our Fort Myers patients, and it may be the right procedure for you to achieve the look you've always wanted. To get all of your liposuction questions answered, schedule a consultation with Naples Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña today.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Liposuction is used to remove deposits of fat in different areas of your body to give you a slimmer, sleeker look. But it is not right for everyone. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you:

  • Are close to your ideal weight (liposuction is not an effective weight-loss tool)
  • Are in good general health but have areas that are out of proportion with the restof you
  • Have stubborn areas of fat that aren't responding to diet and exercise
  • Have skin with good elasticity
  • Are over 18 years old
  • Have realistic expectations for your results

For liposuction to be most effective and provide lasting results, you should be at a stable weight. If you are still losing weight or planning to become pregnant, you may want to wait for your liposuction procedure until you settle into the healthy weight that you can maintain.

If you have lost a significant amount of weight from diet and exercise or pregnancy, you may benefit from having a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with your liposuction to tighten your entire abdominal area. Breasts are often areas of concern in these cases. You should consult with Dr. Peña about which cosmetic surgery procedures are right for you to achieve the look you desire. 

Liposuction Treatment Areas

Many patients think of liposuction as a way to slim their abdomen or thighs, but it is really an effective tool for body contouring in any region where you are dealing with stubborn fat deposits. Dr. Peña will discuss with you which areas of your body can benefit from treatment, including:

  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Stomach
  • Upper thighs
  • Knees
  • Arms

Dr. Peña does not perform liposuction in the facial area because of the risk of irregularities in the results. However, the neck, especially in the younger patients, can be treated with liposuction in many cases. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review before and after photos of other patients with similar body characteristics to see what kind of amazing results you can expect.

If you are in the Naples area and would like to speak with an experienced cosmetic surgeon about your liposuction options, please contact Dr. Manuel Peña today to schedule your personal cosmetic surgery consultation.