“Lipo” has been one of the most popular elective surgeries around the globe for decades, including in Oregon. While it’s not necessarily a “fat loss” procedure and certainly not a weight-loss method, larger amounts of body fat can be removed in minutes compared to non-surgical alternatives such as CoolSculpting. The results are instant, although swelling can delay the appearance of full results by a few weeks.

What Can Liposuction Achieve?

Liposuction is commonly performed as a standalone procedure to reduce fat that may build up in a range of areas. It can also be combined with other surgeries to help sculpt and slim the figure. Plastic surgeons that are highly-trained in the latest surgical techniques of body contouring commonly employ liposuction to enhance the final outcome of their procedures, such as a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, breast augmentation, or body lift.

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, Liposuction is commonly performed during a tummy tuck to enhance the final result and produce the highly-desired "hourglass" figure. 

Ideal Liposuction Candidates

The perfect lipo candidate is usually within 30 percent of a healthy body weight, has elastic skin, and is a non-smoker. However, if you think you don’t fall into all of these categories, you may still be a lipo candidate and can learn more during a consultation.

Today’s liposuction is highly versatile thanks to state-of-the-art lipo technology and skilled cosmetic surgeons. Liposuction might be performed on one or more of these areas during a procedure:

  • Face, jowls, and neck
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Chest or breasts
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Calves and ankles

Compared to many other elective surgeries, liposuction is minimally invasive. The entry points are barely scars and nearly invisible with today’s tiny liposuction vacuum heads used for fat removal. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for lipo. Schedule a consultation with Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman or Dr. Dustin Christiansen to explore liposuction as an appropriate treatment for your body contouring goals. 

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Combining Liposuction With Other Treatments

Our highly-skilled surgeons at Neaman Plastic Surgery commonly recommend adding liposuction as part of a larger surgery such as a tummy tuck. This allows our surgeons to enhance the final contouring results of the procedure and improve overall patient satisfaction. Liposuction almost always requires general anesthesia or “being under.” For patient safety, general anesthesia can only be used for a certain length of time. Liposuction time requirements will vary based on total procedures being performed, the amount of fat being removed, the number of liposuction areas, and the total space of the body undergoing lipo. A potential side effect of poor liposuction is contouring issues, which is why a skilled lipo surgeon takes time and sometimes more than one appointment to ensure optimal results.

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Dr. Neaman and Dr. Christiansen are both board-certified plastic surgeons. They have spent years honing their craft to bring the latest surgical techniques to their patients in Salem and beyond. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we believe that collaboration is the secret to a successful surgical outcome. We work with you to craft a customized plan to address your needs and tailor the process to best suit you.

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Candidates for Liposuction 

There are some general parameters of the “perfect candidate,” and that usually includes being within a reasonable range of your ideal body weight. A person with skin that “snaps back” well will achieve better results than someone who—due to age or genetics—doesn’t have as much collagen or elastin in their skin. Certain drugs and habits, including smoking, can put someone at too high of a risk to merit elective surgery. However, only a cosmetic surgeon specializing in lipo can tell you if liposuction and any complementary procedure are right for you.

Liposuction may be used on nearly any part of the body, including the back, arms, and even the knees. It can be a stand-alone procedure, or more commonly, part of larger body contouring procedures. Both men and women might be candidates for liposuction, and there are no age restrictions (although advanced age and related issues might put someone at too high of a risk if liposuction is performed).

If you’ve gone as far as you can go with diet and exercise and still aren’t achieving the results you want, don’t wait too long to explore liposuction.  Generally speaking, the younger your skin and body are when undergoing an elective procedure, the quicker the healing process and the more likely the skin will snap back. For those who aren’t deemed good candidates for lipo, there are still other options available. Our surgeons can recommend alternative procedures for excess skin and fat removal to enhance appearance and self-esteem.

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Who’s a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?

At Neaman Plastic Surgery a consultation is the first step on your cosmetic journey. During this time our doctors will work to understand your goals and help educate you on each step of the procedure. 

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, contact Neaman Plastic Surgery for your consultation. Located in Salem, Oregon, we regularly serve patients across the entire state.

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