Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about liposuction and its purpose. Our team at BEAUTY by BUFORD does not want our patients to make surgical decisions without all the facts.  You deserve to know what you’re getting! Liposuction, while pretty cool, might not be right for you. To help you make informed choices, we want to explain the procedure and clarify who is a good candidate for liposuction.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular medical procedure that has been helping people enhance their body contours for years. It is a method doctors use to remove extra fat from specific body parts. The technique targets stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away, no matter how much you diet or exercise, to give your body a smoother and more defined look.

The process is pretty straightforward. A doctor makes a small incision and then uses a “cannula” to suction out unwanted fat. It’s a bit like using a tiny vacuum cleaner under the skin! 

Dr. Buford has literally performed thousands of these procedures and offers this approach in either a conventional operating room or an in-office surgical suite, depending upon your specific needs.  To learn more about your choices, read our January 2023 blog!

What Is The Purpose Of Liposuction?

Liposuction is meant to help reshape parts of the body, but it is not a weight loss solution. Think of it like sculpting with clay, but instead, doctors are working with your body’s natural curves. It’s like the finishing touch on a masterpiece! And just like any art, the results are best when done by an expert. That’s where Dr. Buford and the team at BEAUTY by BUFORD come in. They make sure each person gets the best care and results that look natural.

Who Are Ideal Candidates For Liposuction?

Liposuction is best for those who have clear objectives in mind. Knowing what you want to achieve and discussing these goals with Dr. Buford is essential. This communication ensures that the experience aligns with your vision and delivers the desired outcome. Other qualifications our team looks for are:

Physical Health Matters

Being in good health is crucial. Liposuction is a surgical procedure; a healthy body can recover faster and adapt better to the changes.

Skin Elasticity

Good skin elasticity helps achieve better results. When the skin can bounce back after the procedure, it produces a smoother and more natural appearance. Factors like age, genetics, and sun exposure can affect skin elasticity. Dr. Buford can assess your skin’s condition during the consultation.  To address any skin laxity, liposuction is generally performed with Renuvion Skin Tightening.  This combination procedure can often produce dramatic results that go far beyond what you can achieve with conventional liposuction alone.

Realistic Expectations

Liposuction can work wonders, but you must have realistic expectations. Understanding what this surgery can and cannot do helps set achievable goals. The best results come from seeing it as a way to enhance and refine rather than transform entirely.

Commitment to Maintenance

The impact of liposuction is long-lasting, but maintaining this result requires effort. A balanced diet and regular exercise are necessary to preserve the newly sculpted body.  Think about the procedure as an investment and one that you will want to protect.  


Liposuction - Before and After
Liposuction – Before and After

Who Might Not Be A Good Candidate?

While we wish it were possible to recommend this surgery to everyone, we must first and foremost prioritize your health and safety! 

Underlying Medical Conditions

Health issues, like heart problems, diabetes, or immune system disorders, can increase the risks associated with surgery. Discussing your complete medical history honestly with Dr. Buford to promote safety is crucial.

Unrealistic Expectations

Expecting a complete transformation or using it as a primary weight loss method might lead to disappointment in the results or an inability to have the procedure.

Future Plans For Major Body Changes

If you’re planning significant weight loss or considering pregnancy in the near future, it might be best to postpone liposuction. Such changes can alter the results of the procedure.

Smoking Habits

Smoking can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications. You will likely need to quit or reduce smoking before and after the procedure if you’re a smoker.

Not Ready for Recovery Time

Recovery is a crucial part of the liposuction journey. If you’re not prepared to take the necessary time off work or daily activities or can’t commit to the post-operative care guidelines, it might not be the right time for the procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Fall In Love With Your Reflection at BEAUTY by BUFORD!

With trustworthy guidance and a medical team that listens and understands you, you can make informed, confident decisions regarding your body. With Dr. Buford’s board-certified expertise and the dedicated team at BEAUTY by BUFORD, you’re in trusted hands. 

Take the first step today and schedule your consultation with us in Lone Tree! Your best self awaits, and BEAUTY by BUFORD is here to assist you every step of the way.