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Liposuction has been around for decades and is one of the most commonly performed procedures in all of plastic surgery. By using a small cannula, stubborn, unwanted fat can quickly be removed from the abdominal, back, neck, thighs, hips, and buttocks, giving you a slimmer look without all the yo-yo diets. But, there are certain criteria for being eligible for this procedure. Dr. Aviva Preminger, a female plastic surgeon in NYC, offers liposuction at her boutique practice located on the Upper East Side. Here is how you can tell if you are an ideal candidate for this body contouring treatment.

You have diet-resistant fat

Let’s be realistic, liposuction does not replace a healthy diet and exercise. If you eat healthy, for the most part, and exercise regularly, yet are struggling to lose those last few stubborn pounds, then liposuction may help you achieve the look that you desire. Diet-resistant fat means that no matter how healthy your lifestyle is, you still can’t shed fat around your abdominal area, buttocks, love handles, arms, or thighs. These areas often are difficult to tone and trim through lifestyle changes alone. Liposuction can contour these areas of the body, ridding those last few stubborn pounds that seem impossible to lose on your own. Liposuction is not for dramatic weight loss. The best results are achieved when patients are at or near their goal weight.

You have localized fat

Localized fat is referred to as the infamous muffin top, or saddlebags. In certain body types, no matter how much you exercise, these localized areas of fat are near impossible to lose. If you are within your goal weight or are struggling to get rid of localized fat, then liposuction may be the right option for you. Liposuction for saddlebags fat removal in NYC permanently reduces fat cells, which means that the fat will not come back as long as you continue with a healthy lifestyle.

You want to remove fat, not skin

Liposuction is purely to remove fat and does nothing to tighten loose skin. You should be realistic in that removing fat through liposuction may actually create loose skin in certain areas, although your experienced plastic surgeon Aviva Preminger, MD, can recommend a different procedure to help you achieve that youthful, taut skin that you may desire. Ideally, candidates for liposuction already are eating healthy and exercising regularly, and aren’t using the procedure as a substitute for living a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction is a great procedure to fine-tune and sculpt an already healthy body.

Liposuction in Manhattan

If you are looking for the best treatment for saddlebags or other areas of localized fat, liposuction may be right for you. Be sure to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to go over the risks and realistic expectations. Your plastic surgeon may recommend other treatments to achieve your beauty goals. But, the first place to start is by scheduling a consultation to discuss these goals, and find out which treatment is right for you. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, contact Preminger Plastic Surgery by calling (212) 706-1900.

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