There is not a set maximum weight that will disqualify you from having liposuction. However, most plastic surgeons will not perform liposuction if you are over 30 BMI. This is because once you are at the obese level, it becomes more dangerous to perform elective surgery such as liposuction. There are always exceptions, though, so it is usually worth scheduling a consultation to talk with a plastic surgeon in person.
If you would like to schedule a liposuction consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Ali or Dr. Tamir, please give us a call at 602-513-8133 today. We will be happy to examine you and let you know if you are a good candidate for liposuction.
Who Is A Good Liposuction Candidate?
Most people who are interested in liposuction are somewhat overweight. This is fine, and most plus sized patients who have liposuction end up happy and motivated to keep the fat off by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
The ideal candidate for liposuction:
- Is at or near a healthy, stable weight they can maintain
- Is committed to a healthy lifestyle
- Has realistic expectations
Your results will always be better if you are able to get fairly close to your ideal weight before having liposuction. However, some patients need that extra motivation to kick-start a diet and exercise regimen that they can stick with. Liposuction may provide the boost you need to feel better about your body and start treating it better.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool. It can help contour your body and allow you to drop a pants size or two, but it will not significantly reduce your actual weight. Keep this in mind when seeking out ways to become slimmer!
Maintaining Liposuction Results
The best way to maintain your liposuction results is through a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and sufficient exercise. If you eat junk food all day and never get up from your desk, you will most likely gain all the fat back that you lost through liposuction.
Some tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle include:
- Try to cook at home as much as possible
- When eating out, avoid fast food and try to stick with menu items that have fewer calories
- Exercise every day, even if it's just taking a walk around your neighborhood
- Find some kind of exercise that you enjoy doing
You don't need to become a master chef or hardcore exercise fiend, you just need to be able to maintain a relatively healthy lifestyle. As long as you can do that, your liposuction results can last indefinitely.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation
If you are interested in shaping your body and getting rid of excess fat, call Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today at 602-513-8133 to schedule your complimentary consultation. Even if you are significantly overweight, we will evaluate you and let you know if we think you would benefit from liposuction or if you need to lose weight first.
We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and other nearby areas of Arizona.