Is Liposuction Right for You? Understanding Candidacy Criteria



Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure used to eliminate excess fat deposits from various areas of the body. If you want to address specific areas of fat that are resistant to any lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, this procedure could be a suitable option for you. Here is what you need to know.

Exploring Criteria: Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is an elective procedure that is typically used to reshape common areas of concern on the body, such as the hips, thighs, and stomach. As with any surgical procedure, there are certain requirements an individual must meet in order to undergo liposuction safely and effectively.

Ideal candidates for liposuction include:

  • Adults who are within 30% of their ideal weight
  • Individuals with good skin elasticity and muscle tone
  • People who are in generally good health and do not have any serious illnesses or medical conditions that could slow down the healing process
  • Individuals who do not smoke or use electronic cigarettes
  • People who have clear goals and reasons for undergoing surgery

Important BMI Considerations for Liposuction

Individuals who have a high body mass index (BMI) may not meet the criteria for undergoing liposuction, as this procedure is not intended for significant weight loss. It is important to maintain a stable weight within the recommended BMI of 30 or below to obtain the best results from liposuction.

Schedule a meeting with our experienced plastic surgeon to discuss all of your options.

Schedule a Consultation for Liposuction in Toronto, ON

Dr. Dimitrios Motakis is a highly qualified plastic surgeon who has obtained board certification from the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). Dr. Motakis has extensive experience in the field and has obtained his medical degree, doctorate in medical research, and residency completion in plastic and reconstructive surgery at McGill University.

Under the leadership of Dr. Motakis, we are proud to be a leading plastic surgery practice in the Toronto, ON, area. To find out how you can specifically benefit from liposuction, schedule a consultation with us today by calling (416) 925-5775.


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