What Not to Believe
Myth: Obese patients make for ideal liposuction candidates.On the contrary, liposuction is best for those close to their ideal weight. Treating specific and troublesome areas, liposuction does not aid with overall weight loss. Similarly, liposuction best targets areas that have proven themselves to be resistant to diet and exercise. The best candidate is then someone who is in moderately good shape and is looking to rid their body of localized fatty deposits.
Myth: The more fat removed, the better.Although liposuction does have the versatility to treat larger pockets of fat, this myth is easily debunked by the fact that liposuction is meant to target smaller areas of concentrated fat. Individual treatment areas include the:
· Chin, Neck, & Face
· Upper Arms
· Abdomen & Stomach
· Hips, Buttocks, & Thighs
On average, the maximum amount of fat removed is five liters—the equivalent of eleven pounds. The risk of complication increases in relation to the amount of that is fat removed.