Are There Any Areas That Can’t Be Treated With Liposuction?

August 10th, 2015

Myers-Lipo-Blog-PostIt’s an unfortunate fact of life: as you age, your body tends to hang on to more fat that it once did and it becomes even harder to get rid of. You eat right and exercise, yet you still can’t seem to burn off those extra few pounds. Often, people go to extremes in search of results but end up with the same stubborn fat they had when they started.

When confronted with these facts, it’s hard to not just throw in the towel and accept the reality of your current body, but you don’t have to. The Woodlands liposuction expert Dr. Wesley T. Myers can help you shed those nagging pockets of fat quickly and safely.

When Liposuction is a Good Fit

For the most part, anyone who is of relatively normal weight and has good skin elasticity is a good candidate for liposuction. Dr. Myers will make small incisions adjacent to the targeted fat deposits and insert a hollow metal surgical tool called a cannula. As the cannula passes through the fat, the attached vacuum source will suction the loose fatty tissue out of your body. Using this method, fat can be safely removed from any of the following areas:

  • The face and neck
  • Upper arms, trunk, and abdomen
  • Thighs, hips, and buttocks
  • Knees, calves, and ankles

Patients undergoing liposuction should maintain a healthy diet and resume exercise once Dr. Myers clears you to help maintain the results of your treatment.

When Not to Get Liposuction

Liposuction is not intended as a substitute for weight loss. It’s also not a solution for patients with large amounts of excess fat. This doesn’t mean, however, that once you’ve lost a sufficient amount of weight through other means, you can’t get liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat that remains.

If you’re thinking about liposuction but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with us today. Dr. Myers will examine your medical history and discuss your goals to find a solution that works.
Tired of stubborn fat that just won’t go away? The Woodlands liposuction expert Dr. Wesley T. Myers can help. Call us today at 936.539.8115 for your consultation.