Laser Liposuction: Are you a Good Candidate?

Laser Liposuction: Are you a Good Candidate?

Laser liposuction is a very popular procedure with both women and men. It’s easy to understand why. It’s an affordable way to reshape stubborn problem areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise. You’ll love the way you look and feel about yourself without those love handles, back fat or muffin top.

Skintastic offers several types of non-surgical laser liposuction including the Zerona Slimming LaserCoolSculpting by Zeltiq, and the Apollo Laser body contouring and skin tightening system. These unique treatments allow you to transform your body by removing those stubborn inches. Each method has its unique benefits. You’ll want to discuss your options with a medical professional in order to determine which procedure would best accomplish your goals.

The Use of a Laser Means a Shorter Recovery Period for You

With the older, invasive procedure, patients normally take about 6 weeks to fully recover. For many people, that long a recovery period isn’t possible. They are much too busy.

The use of the laser makes the body-sculpting procedure safer and easier on the patient. There is less swelling and bleeding. It’s now possible for a very busy person to schedule the body-sculpting they’ve been wanting. Instead of a long recovery, all that’s usually needed is relaxing at home for the rest of the day.

Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Liposuction?

A good candidate will be over 18 and in good overall health. You would not be considered a good candidate if:

  • You are under 18.
  • You have diabetes, problems with circulation, lung disease, heart disease, liver or kidney disease or other serious medical problems that would increase the risks.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You are taking anti-coagulants or blood-thinners.
  • You have an infection in the area of the proposed procedure. Once the infection has been treated, you would be a good candidate if the infection was the only issue standing in your way.
  • You are considerably overweight.

Do You Have Realistic Expectations?

You need to be clear about your goals and expectations. Your surgeon knows what is possible and what isn’t and wants you to love the “New You.” Once you and your surgeon are on the same page and working for the same outcome, then it’s time for you to proceed. If your goals are unrealistic, you won’t be happy with the outcome and should reconsider.

You Should be Following a Good Diet and Exercise Program

Lipo can transform certain areas of your body, but a good diet and regular exercise are important for the whole body and for maintaining your beautiful new shape and healthy skin tone. It’s also important to maintain a stable weight. If you’re planning on losing (or gaining) weight, postpone the procedure.

The Fat Should be in Specific Areas of the Body

The ideal lipo candidates will have fat deposits in their abdomen, arms, thighs, back and/or their neck, cheeks or jowls and would like to see significant improvement in those areas. As you’ve probably discovered, fat in these areas tends to remain even when you eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. If a family member had fat in these areas, it may be genetic. Lipo isn’t intended to transform your entire body, but if you want to reshape your saggy abdomen, love handles or other specific problem areas, this procedure should work very well for you.

How Elastic is Your Skin?

Generally, the younger you are, the more elastic your skin is. After the procedure, the skin will shrink to accommodate the smaller shape. Older people typically lose skin elasticity over time. However, older people with less elastic skin can be wonderful candidates for body contouring and related procedures. Beauty isn’t defined by age.

Skintastic wants you to be more beautiful in all ways. Oxygeneo Skin Rejuvenation is wonderful for improving skin tone and texture. You’ll look radiant. With microdermabrasion, the “lunchtime peel,” you can have a full-face express treatment in 30 minutes or less, sending you back to the office with a big smile and a healthy glow. Another option is our Customized Chemical Peels. Your skin is unique and should be treated accordingly. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, a customized skin care program is the best way to treat your particular problems and achieve your desired results.

For more information on reshaping your body, skin care or any of our other services, contact Skintastic for a complimentary consultation. Don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials. Check out our Skincentives Monthly Membership and enjoy your favorite skin care treatments at a discount.

Please note that the above article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for medical care. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Skintastic. Please also note that no cosmetic procedure is guaranteed, and that individual results will vary.