Is Liposuction Surgery Right for Me?

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: September 20, 2021

Liposuction is used to remove deposits of fat from the body that have proven resistant to exercise and dietary changes. A body contouring option, it is ideal for men and women who are close to their goal weight and on the cusp of or at the higher end of a healthy BMI.

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but it can be used to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat from nearly any area of the body. Popular liposuction treatment areas include:

  • Ankles and calves
  • Thighs, buttocks, and hips
  • Abdomen and lower back
  • Upper back and arms

Liposuction can also be used to remove fat deposits from the chest and neck, with modern lipo techniques allowing for treatment of more than one area at a time.

Good Liposuction Candidates

To be a good liposuction candidate, you will need to be:

  • Close to your goal weight
  • A non-smoker
  • In generally good health
  • Able to take time off to recover
  • Willing to follow pre and postoperative directions
  • Realistic in your goals and expectations

Liposuction results are permanent in that fat, once removed, cannot come back. New fat can, however, begin to accumulate if you do not take steps to maintain your body contouring results. Being willing to lead a healthy lifestyle is another important consideration when looking to liposuction for assistance in reaching your goals.

During your initial consultation at our Tulsa office, we will listen to your concerns and carefully assess your candidacy to help you determine if liposuction is the right fit for your needs.

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Why Choose Us?

Dr. Brenda Schiesel is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, and a resident member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. One of very few board-certified female plastic surgeons in the United States, Dr. Schiesel approaches each procedure thoughtfully, putting the needs of the patient first with a full commitment to being honest and upfront about what she believes will best serve each person she sees. If you are considering a body contouring procedure in the Tulsa area, she welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and help you determine the best path towards your goals.

Are you considering liposuction/ Please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery at 918-518-5144 to schedule your initial consultation today!