Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction is widely known as a way to surgically remove fat, slim body contours, and improve body confidence. What is not as well known is that liposuction is typically recommended for people who are in generally good health, but have stubborn fat deposits that may be caused by genetics or heredity.

Typically, liposuction is not recommended for extremely overweight persons. Liposuction isn’t a treatment for obesity nor should it be substituted for diet and exercise.

Watch the following video from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to learn more about the specifics of liposuction surgery:

What Liposuction Is Used For

Liposuction targets fatty deposits all over the body including fat on the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

We also use liposuction in combination with many other procedures in our practice, including breast reduction, face lifts, breast lift, and tummy tuck/mommy makeovers.

So, Am I A Good Candidate?

Generally, we recommend patients who want liposuction be nonsmokers who are in generally good health and close to their target weight. If you feel you meet these specifications, then yes you are a good candidate!

We can work with you to help you meet your goals before surgery and answer any questions you may have about liposuction and how to become a good candidate.

Schedule A Consultation in Charleston

If you want to learn more about the procedure or talk with Dr. O’Neill about your options, get in touch with us online or by calling 843-881-2130. Our expert plastic surgeon and cosmetic team can help you decide what type of surgery is best for you based on your overall goals.



A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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