What Makes a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

08 Dec 2020 What Makes a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from between your muscles and skin. The procedure can be carried out on the inner and outer thighs, arms, buttocks, and neck. The pockets of fat liposuction targets are generally those that cannot be effectively targeted by dieting or exercising. Although the procedure is beneficial, it is not a substitute for healthy living. After the procedure, don’t abandon healthy diets and physical activity.

About Liposuction

When undergoing the procedure, a tumescent solution will be injected into the fat you want to remove. The surgeon will then make incisions where he or she will insert a cannula. The cannula is used to break down the fat, and the deposits are removed using the attached suction.

After the procedure, you will experience swelling and pain for three days. You will be given pain medication that will suppress the pain and the swelling. After a week, you can return to work, but it is dependent on the areas treated.

When to Consider Liposuction

If you’ve adopted a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle and still can’t achieve the desired results in stubborn areas, you might want to consider liposuction. You might not be able to transform some areas no matter how much time you devote to them. Liposuction can help you get rid of those stubborn areas so you can achieve the desired shape.

Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Although liposuction is done to get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat, it is not the ideal solution for everyone. If you are considering the procedure, first consult with your doctor for recommendations. Here is a guide on whether you are a good liposuction candidate.

You Want to Reduce Fat in Areas That Are Diet Resistant

Regardless of how much exercising and dieting you do, the fat deposits won’t budge. Fortunately, if this is the case, you can consider liposuction. The procedure will effectively target and minimize these fat deposits.

Your Weight Is Stable

When your weight is already stable, the surgeon can help you identify the areas where liposuction will be most effective. This makes you a better candidate for the procedure.

Understanding That Liposuction Is Not a Solution to Weight Loss

Liposuction is designed to reshape your body and give you a sleeker appearance. Thus, before the surgery, you should lose all the excess weight you plan on losing. Additionally, gaining or losing too much weight after the procedure might alter the results.

Your Expectations Are Realistic

Although the procedure is designed to get rid of excess fat in your body, you should understand that the results will not always turn out perfect and are dependent on numerous factors, such as your body structure, how much weight you lost, and so on.

You Are in Good Health

Healthy patients rarely experience complications during and after the procedure. They are best for the perfect outcome.

Your Skin Elasticity Is Good

Patients with good skin elasticity benefit from satisfying results after the procedure. Elastic skin conforms properly to the new contours after the fat has been removed. Patients with lax skin often end up with loose skin.

If you want to improve your physique and body sculpt, liposuction is an advisable option.


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What to Do When Toning Doesn’t Pay Off

30 Jun 2020 What to Do When Toning Doesn’t Pay Off
Posted at 00:19h in Liposuction, Tummy Tuck 0 Likes

Many people want the look of a sculpted body. If you have been following your doctor’s or nutritionist’s advice on cutting back on processed carbs, eliminating sugar from your diet and adding daily exercise and muscle toning, you might wonder what else you could possibly do if your body isn’t providing you with the results you expect. When you are tired of trying to tone the same area and frustrated with spending so much time on so little results, a tummy tuck, liposuction procedure or combination of these may be just what you need in order to get the sleek and sculpted look you desire.


Deal With Localized Fat Deposits

If you have a stubborn fat deposit, such as a “muffin top” or chubby upper arms, liposuction could be an ideal procedure for your situation. Liposuction removes those unsightly fat deposits. After your short recovery, the result is a smoother profile. Liposuction is not meant to help you lose weight, but it is meant to help you attain a more sculpted shape. When you’ve already lost the weight and have a regular exercise routine, a liposuction procedure could help you get to your goal of a firmer and toner body.


Get Rid of Extra Skin

After you lose a lot of weight, you may end up with extra skin. No matter how much you work those underlying muscles, the skin will still be there. You could have the most toned muscles on the block, and the extra skin will still sag and form folds that impact the way your clothes fit. A tummy tuck procedure can get rid of this extra skin around your belly. You may also want to consider a similar procedure in order to get the extra skin removed from around your upper arms, thighs or buttocks. Once the extra skin is removed, you will be able to see how toned your muscles are.


Combination Procedures for Improving Problem Spots

Many people have loose muscles that are a result of inactivity, rapid weight gain and weight loss, childbirth, injuries or abdominal surgeries. If you had bariatric surgery or a c-section, your abdominal muscles could be separated down the middle. This results in a protruding tummy even if you are not overweight. This muscle separation can also happen to small-boned women and short women who carry a large full-term baby. A combination of liposuction and tummy tuck can fix these loose muscles and give you a more toned appearance. As you get older, your skin loses elasticity. After you reach your ideal body weight, you could still have loose muscles or saggy skin. By having plastic surgery procedures that remove the extra skin, any hidden fatty deposits and repairing separated muscles, you can get that toned look you desire. Maintaining a healthy diet and continuing to exercise will help you keep the sculpted look to your body.



Our patients’ health and well-being are a top priority in our practice. Contact us at 844-338-5445 or use the online form to schedule your consultation and receive a preliminary evaluation of your proposed treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your cosmetic goals.

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What Are The Top Recommendations To Turn Back The Clock On Aging?

06 Feb 2020 What Are The Top Recommendations To Turn Back The Clock On Aging?

Just about everyone wants to have healthy and youthful looking skin. There are different factors that contribute to how a person will age and it’s helpful to know about measures that can help you look your best. Sometimes plastic surgery or a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon is a good option. Check out the list below to learn more about the top recommended treatments for anti-aging.


Liposuction is a procedure that eliminates fat from your body. It can help you get rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to go away even when you diet and exercise. Liposuction can be performed on your thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, belly or face. It’s a procedure that can take place at the same time as other surgeries.

Brow Lift

When you’re engaging with other people, your forehead is a focal point. Part of the natural aging process involves developing wrinkles, sagging skin above the eyes and creases. A brow lift is great for both men and women for smoothing forehead wrinkles, removing excess skin, improving crow’s feet, and minimizing the sagging of upper eyelids.

Neck Lift

Skin on the neck is delicate. It’s the reason why it’s vulnerable to aging. There’s also a natural loss of elasticity that comes with aging, especially in the neck area. In fact, it’s common to notice sagging skin on your neck long before you notice it anywhere else on your body. The neck is also subject to damage caused by the environment, which is why keeping it protected and moisturized is beneficial. A neck lift is a procedure that can make a drastic difference in how you look.

Chemical Peel

The purpose of a chemical peel is to remove the outer layer of skin to reveal a more youthful complexion. While there are many over-the-counter products on the market, it’s best to have a professional procedure if you want to eliminate fine lines or any other issue that prevents you from having youthful-looking skin.

Laser Treatment

There is a technique that involves the use of lasers to remove the top layer of skin and stimulate the growth of collagen. This is a procedure that must be administered by experts. It will also improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles, while boosting the overall quality of your skin.

These are just some of the ways to maintain a youthful appearance. To learn more about the surgical procedures listed, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to get specific details about the options available based on your needs. In addition to the procedures discussed, there’s no doubt that healthy eating habits can improve your physical appearance.

There are some foods that are great at helping you maintain a youthful appearance. This includes fruits and vegetables. Fatty fish and other foods with omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial. Some experts believe eliminating refined carbohydrates and sugar can help you look more youthful.


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Do I Have To Go On A Diet First Before Undergoing Liposuction?

20 Dec 2019 Do I Have To Go On A Diet First Before Undergoing Liposuction?
Posted at 02:33h in Liposuction 0 Likes

Liposuction is a method of reducing fat and re-shaping specific areas of the body. This is done through removing extra fat tissue. It is designed to change the contours of the body and make the proportions more aesthetically pleasing. It is really designed for those that have an appropriate level of fitness. Even though a person is physically fit, heredity has possibly contributed to some fat deposits that they are not able to get rid of with either diet or exercise.

There are surgeries that are intended for weight loss. Liposuction is not one of those surgeries. It is actually intended for those people that have a normal body weight. Those who have a body weight that might be 30 percent over the ideal weight for them may also get this surgery. For those that are struggling with excessive weight, they would be required to lose weight before the surgery.

It is not required to go on a diet before having liposuction if you do fall into the average weight range, or even slightly over. For those that are overweight, it would be necessary to go on a diet before having liposuction. The weight also needs to be at a stable level for some time before having the surgery.

Although what you eat is important to think about at all times in your life, making sure you have a balanced diet before surgery is extremely important. This is so important because it helps with the success and appearance of the liposuction surgery. It keeps a person from bruising too much after surgery. Dieting before liposuction must include specific nutrients in order to prepare the body for surgery since it can be quite stressful. The pre-liposuction diet should be rich in several things. Those nutrients would be: zinc, iron, B vitamins and Vitamin C.

Iron is specifically important because it helps with red blood cell production, skin tone, makes a person less fatigued and reduces iron-deficiency anemia. Vitamin C helps with absorption of iron. Having too much coffee or tea can work against that.

Vitamin C helps increase the healing rate for the body. It is helpful in eliminating toxins in the body. It also helps with protecting the body from both allergies and infections. It works at repairing the collagen and increases the circulation in the body.

Zinc also reduces the amount of healing time needed. It is helpful in repairing the tissues. It aids in the burning of fat and the metabolism.

B vitamins, like some of the other nutrients, aids in the repair of tissues. They offer pain relief that is natural and help with the functioning of the nervous system. B vitamins are important to circulation in the body and reduce incidence of retention of water.

Other nutrients are also important, but if a person can have a diet rich in these nutrients, especially before surgery, then the recovery process is much easier. Maintaining a diet with these vitamins after surgery continues to be important, since liposuction does not mean that fat can not return. It might actually return in a different spot, so at whatever point in the process, diet is so important to the overall success of liposuction.


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Understanding Liposuction vs. Tummy Tucks

08 Oct 2019 Understanding Liposuction vs. Tummy Tucks
Posted at 19:38h in Liposuction, Tummy Tuck 0 Likes

There are various cosmetic surgeries that people undergo to achieve a flatter abdomen. Two of the most common procedures being tummy tucks and liposuction. It’s important to understand the differences between these two procedures. These words are often thrown around, and although they are both used to shape the abdomen, they are very different.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A “tummy tuck” is medically known as an Abdominoplasty. The primary purpose of this procedure is to remove excess skin from the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles. It’s often called a “tummy tuck” due to the surgical method.

How is it done?

A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia with two incisions. The first is made going from one hipbone to the other, coming close to the pubic area. The second is made along the navel. The length and shape of the incision can vary depending on the amount of skin needing to be removed. The skin is then separated from the abdomen, and the abdominal muscles are pulled together and stitched into place. The skin is then pulled back into place. Excess skin is trimmed off and removed. The navel is put back in place in a natural position. The skin is then stitched back into place, and bandaged.

What is Liposuction?

The goal of liposuction is different from that of a tummy tuck. Liposuctions are done in order to remove small amounts of fat from small areas in the abdomen, arms, hips, or thighs. These fat deposits often cannot be removed through diet and exercise, therefore liposuction becomes an option. Liposuctions do not remove excess skin, although a tummy tuck and liposuction may be done at the same time.

How is it done?

Liposuction can be done under general, epidural, or local anesthesia depending on the size of the area being worked on. The procedure is done with a small incision. The fat is broken down with various tools and removed with suction. Liposuction is relatively fast, the entire procedure taking only an hour, whereas tummy tucks can take 2-4 hours.

What are the similarities?

Both liposuction and tummy tucks are cosmetic procedures but are not a substitute for weight loss. The ideal candidate for the surgery are those who are already happy with their weight and who’s concerns cannot be helped with diet and exercise.

Both procedures can be used to reshape the abdomen. In fact, they are done often at the same time. The removal of excess skin and fat can lead to a flatter tummy and better results than simply one of the procedures. The use of both can also allow for better contouring of the abdomen.

Benefits of Liposuction and Tummy Tucks

The main benefit of both of these procedures is the reshaping of the abdomen. This effect may not be achievable with only diet and exercise. Liposuction can help remove fat from problem areas. Tummy tucks can remove excess skin that can be the result of pregnancy, drastic weight loss, or genetics. These procedures may help increase the individual’s self-confidence as they treat small problem areas.

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A Mommy Makeover for Mother’s Day

07 May 2019 A Mommy Makeover for Mother’s Day

You’re absolutely head over heels for your baby (even if they’re far from a baby now), but maybe not as much for your post-baby body. Neaman Plastic Surgery offers customized “mommy makeovers,” which combine different surgeries with the ultimate goal of helping women get back their pre-baby bodies. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day treat, because no matter what celebrity moms might say, the miracle of childbirth isn’t followed by magically looking like it never happened.

It’s almost guaranteed that post-partum bodies will include new pockets of fat that stubbornly resist diet and exercise, sagging skin, and lost breast volume coupled with unprecedented loose skin. From nipples that now point downward to feeling like you can’t confidently wear a bikini, mom bodies are still beautiful, but they can sometimes affect your self-esteem.

There is no one size fits all mommy makeover, just like there’s no single type of mom. That is why mommy makeovers include a combination of procedures that are personalized to you based on your goals. Common mommy makeover procedures may include:

Tummy tuck. Tummy tucks remove excess skin from the tummy area. It is usually combined with liposuction for added contouring and removing of stubborn fat.

Breast augmentation. Restore lost volume to the breasts with implants. A breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation to reduce sag and permanently remove loose skin.

Liposuction. Moms don’t only gain weight in their bellies and breasts while pregnant. If you’ve noticed unwanted fat that refuses to budge anywhere on your body, it can be permanently removed with liposuction.

Body Lift. Body lifts are like tummy tucks, but go all the way around. It’s a procedure that removes excess skin from the tummy, sides, and back. It is often used in conjunction with liposuction and sometimes a butt lift.

Schedule a Consultation with Neaman Plastic Surgery Today!

Being a mom is definitely the most challenging job of all, and every mom could use a little help. If you’re looking to make this the best Mother’s Day ever, consider treating the mom in your life (or treating yourself) to a mommy makeover. Schedule your consultation with Neaman Plastic Surgery by calling 844-338-5445.

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Tips To A Successful Mommy Makeover Recovery

02 Apr 2019 Tips To A Successful Mommy Makeover Recovery

Mommy makeovers are a fabulous and successful way to restore your pre-baby body by combining several cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, into one surgery. However, the combination of procedures can make your mommy makeover recovery a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, with the skill and expertise of Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen along with these tips, you can be sure to have a quick and seamless mommy makeover recovery.

Plan Ahead for After Surgery Ease

Surgery of any kind is taxing on the body, and the last thing you want to think about after your procedure is performing daily household tasks. The goal is to make your life easier, so stock up on ready-made food and freeze meals. Make sure laundry is done and the house is clean. By knocking out your house/family responsibilities ahead of time, you can recover without added stress. Fill prescriptions prior to surgery to avoid extra work or the possibility of running into people when you may not be feeling so social. Thinking ahead can ensure you have a smooth and comfortable recovery period.

Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle to Prevent Side Effects

To achieve the best possible results, you should take the necessary steps to lead a healthy life. It doesn’t matter if you underwent abdominoplasty, a body lift, breast augmentation or any other cosmetic surgery, complications can arise if you don’t make smart and healthy choices. Smoking can hinder your recovery by making it hard for your body to recover so eliminate that. Certain medications can result in an increase in bleeding and bruising. You’ll want to discuss all medications with Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen prior to surgery to make sure you do not suffer any adverse reactions. A good thing to keep in mind – the healthier you are before surgery, the easier your mommy makeover recovery will be.

Rest and Be Patient For Optimum Results

Recovery is about taking it easy and letting your body heal. To do this, you must rest, rest and rest some more. Be patient with yourself and know it’s okay not to do very much while recovering from surgery. Listen to your body; it will tell you when you need to slow down and rest.

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A mommy makeover recovery takes time and is not something to rush. Keep these tips in mind and find out what else you can do to ensure you have the very best possible recovery. Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to learn more and to schedule a consultation for your life-changing mommy makeover. Call 844-338-5445 today!

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Is Liposuction Right For You?

13 Mar 2019 Is Liposuction Right For You?
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Liposuction has been a staple cosmetic surgery for patients looking to transform their figure for years. It has been proven safe and effective; however, it’s still surgery and not every surgery is ideal for every patient. It’s essential that you discuss your options and candidacy with a skilled plastic surgeon, such as Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen of Neaman Plastic Surgery.

When opting to have liposuction to remove fatty deposits that just won’t seem to budge, there are several things to take into consideration, including:

Do You Meet The Criteria For Liposuction?

Liposuction is great, but it isn’t for everyone. Sure, it can help to shape and contour your body, but it shouldn’t be used as a means to lose weight. Lipo is for putting the final touches on your figure after you’ve lost the weight. To be considered a good candidate for liposuction, you should be in good health and at a normal or near-normal weight. Lipo is ideal for removing those stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to even your best efforts at diet and exercise.

Should You Add A Tummy Tuck Or Body Lift To Your Lipo?

Many people who desire liposuction are surprised when they find out that they would be better served with another body contouring procedure due to excess skin. Lipo does not address loose hanging skin which is often present after massive weight loss. Depending on whether you have deposits of fat and loose skin, you may need to add another contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift. A tummy tuck or a body lift of some sort will eliminate excess skin to give you tight and smooth contours.

Are Your Willing To Change Your Lifestyle?

This may be one of the biggest factors to take into consideration when deciding to have liposuction. Yes, lipo will permanently remove fat, but it won’t prevent the remaining fat cells from getting bigger in the future. In order to maintain your liposuction results, you’ll need to start living a healthier lifestyle if you haven’t already adopted one. Keeping a healthy weight is vital for having permanent, lasting contoured results.

Find Out Your Liposuction Candidacy By Scheduling A Consultation at Neaman Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering liposuction, the best way to find out if it’s for you is to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen. They will take the time to work with you and devise a treatment plan that will help you achieve your body contouring goals. Make your appointment today by calling 844-338-5445.

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Liposuction Is A Great Surgical Fat Loss Solution

15 Feb 2019 Liposuction Is A Great Surgical Fat Loss Solution
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If you’re looking to lose weight, an ideal way to lose fat is through liposuction. It’s one of the most popular treatments at Neaman Plastic Surgery, and with good reason. Diet and exercise can help you reduce the size of the fat cells, which looks like fat loss. However, every person is born with a certain number of fat cells and unique fat distribution. “Weight loss” and “weight gain” is actually the fat cells fluctuating in size.

Fat cells can only be lost surgically through liposuction. This quick and relatively simple surgery uses a tiny hose to permanently* remove targeted fat. Once this fat is removed, it can never “grow back.” However, a person who undergoes liposuction may look like they’ve regained the weight if nearby fat cells grow (i.e. the person “gains weight”). Areas that undergo liposuction are going to be the last to “gain weight” because fat cells have been removed. However, nearby cells can grow large enough to inch into the liposuctioned area.

Liposuction is sometimes confused with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is an incredible procedure that permanently freezes fat away. This fat is also permanently gone*, but CoolSculpting is meant to be a body contouring tool and not a fat loss method. CoolSculpting can also improve aesthetics and give the appearance of fat loss, but ultimately only a pound or two can be removed with this method.

Contact Oregon Plastic Surgeon, Neamn Plastic Surgery Today!

For those looking for a permanent solution to fat loss, liposuction is often the best solution. It is best for those within 50 pounds of their ideal weight, or for someone at goal weight but with stubborn areas of fat. As previously mentioned, we all are born with natural fat cell distribution that’s unique to us. Sometimes it’s impossible to attain that desired body, such as the hourglass figure, without also losing the fat we want to keep (such as in the breasts, buttocks, and hips). If you’re looking for the ultimate and permanent fat loss solution, call your Oregon Plastic Surgeon at 844-338-5445.

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Can Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?

09 Jan 2019 Can Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?

At Neaman Plastic Surgery one of the most common questions we get in regard to liposuction is whether or not it can get rid of cellulite. Liposuction performed by Dr. Keith Neaman, Salem Oregon Plastic Surgeon, is a great way to put the finishing touches on your body. However, cellulite and fat removal with liposuction do not go hand-in-hand, and here’s why.

What Is Cellulite?

The first question that has to be addressed is, what exactly is cellulite? Many people believe that cellulite is fat and that is definitely a big NO. And just because you get rid of fat, that doesn’t mean your cellulite is going to disappear forever. Cellulite is actually a condition that occurs due to weak connective tissue under your skin. Age, genetics, hormones and your physical health all play a role in whether or not you will be plagued with those unsightly dimples. Cellulite becomes visible when fat cells (no matter their size) apply pressure to your damaged and loose connective tissue.

Cellulite is commonly located on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Because cellulite isn’t fat, it can’t be removed via liposuction. It would be great if it could but sadly it can’t. In fact, liposuction could possibly worsen the appearance of your cellulite. When cellulite is your primary concern, it is best to consider Cellutone, a non-invasive treatment that specifically targets cellulite and improving the texture and tone of your skin.

Use Liposuction to Contour Your Body

When performed correctly and for the right reasons, lipo can shape and tone your figure. from head to toe, to give you lean contours. It should never be used as a weight loss measure, but when combined with a mommy makeover or a tummy tuck, it can rid your body of stubborn pockets of fat that have proven to be resistant to even your best efforts at diet and exercise. Liposuction can even be paired with Cellutone to address cellulite while also focusing on fat removal.

Contact Oregon Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman For Fat & Cellulite Removal

When electing to have plastic surgery or any type of cosmetic procedure, it is important to remember that every patient is different and will yield different results. If you desire a sleeker and smoother figure, contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to discuss your body contouring and cosmetic options. Call 844-338-5445 to schedule your consultation today!

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