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Posted February 04, 2020 in Liposuction

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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from the body. This treatment can be performed in areas such as the thighs, back, upper arm, abdomen, and hips.

A woman going through a liposuction consultation.

A woman undergoing a liposuction consultation.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

You might be doing everything you can to meet your ideal body goals, but sometimes a little help from a procedure like liposuction can make the process a lot less stressful and disappointing. 


Anyone that can not achieve their perfect body but is regularly exercising and eating a healthy diet may be the right for this technique. 


The ideal liposuction candidate should be within 30 percent of their ideal weight with a firm and elastic skin quality. They should be in good health with no conditions that might cause any complications during the healing process. 


Candidates will also be asked to stop smoking before and after the procedures because smoking inhibits blood flow and puts you at greater risk for complications. 

What Is the Purpose of Liposuction? 

Liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. This is a body contouring procedure, and although liposuction does remove excess fat, it will not remove, say, 50 pounds from your abdominal area. At its very highest, liposuction can only safely remove five liters of fat, which correlates to roughly 11 pounds of fat from the treated area. 

What Procedures Can Be Combined With Liposuction?

Typically, people undergo liposuction to achieve a more sculpted or proportionate body figure. While liposuction may be enough, some patients choose to combine surgeries to attain the contour they want. These procedures may include breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck.  

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Liposuction prices will vary depending on the size of the treated area. The average cost of liposuction surgery is $3,518, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This price is not the total price of the procedure, as it does not include the hospital or operating room cost. 


You can discuss the final cost with your doctor during the consultation. 

What Are the Risk and Complications Associated With Liposuction?

Like any other operation or treatment, there are risks and complications. During your consultation, it is essential to bring up any questions you have about the potential dangers. 


Some of these risks and complications may include: 

  • Excessive bleeding or bruising
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Infections
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Damage to the blood vessels, nerves, and organs

Want to Learn More About Liposuction? 

If you would like to learn more about liposuction in Dallas, Texas, contact Dr.Morales at (214) 827-8407 or fill out our online contact form today.