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Am I A Candidate For Liposuction

Liposuction and what it could possibly do for you…

The number one goal of body contouring techniques like liposuction are to reshape and contour certain areas so patients feel slimmer and more fit! Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in this country helping patients sculpt and redefine problem areas in order to make them look more desirable. Do you have stubborn fat in your stomach, back, or thighs that just won’t go away with diet and exercise? How do you know if you would benefit from traditional liposuction?

Serving the greater southern Texas area, LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, TX is one of the leading clinics helping patients look and feel better with liposuction. Countless patients in the surrounding areas of New Braunfels, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin have turned to Dr. Melanie Carreon to help transform their body. Dr. Carreon is a board-certified medical doctor who has been performing liposuction procedures for over 13 years. With her experience, she has been helping women and men feel slimmer, more fit, and rejuvenated in order to feel more confident and healthier. Let’s talk specifically how liposuction can help further contour your body and if you are a likely candidate to benefit from the amazing results of this body contouring procedure.


When diet and exercise have become unresponsive in certain areas, patients often turn to liposuction for help. Stubborn or excess fatty tissue can be removed in such trouble spots like the hips, back or thighs with help from liposuction. Liposuction can even be used on the neck to remove the appearance of a double chin. A board-certified doctor, like Dr. Carreon, will utilize a cannula instrument (long, hollow needle) to suction out or remove excess fatty tissue through small, precise incisions strategically placed in order to sculpt and contour the target area.

Who would benefit from liposuction?

Liposuction is not a weight loss method. Liposuction can help redefine or sculpt your body, but it can’t reshape it. Candidates, both men and women, who ideally are a good fit for this cosmetic procedure are healthy, non-smokers and typically 20 pounds or less within their normal body weight but not always the case. If you are planning on becoming pregnant or losing a significant amount of weight, then it is not a good time to undergo liposuction and waiting would be the best option.

Good candidates for liposuction

Ideal candidates for liposuction or healthy, physically fit and have maintained their ideal body weight for more than 6 months but just need a little aesthetic help in certain areas. Once the fatty tissue is removed the skin must be able to conform or return back to its original state minus the extra fat underneath it so a patient’s skin must have good elasticity. In some cases, older patients are not ideal candidates for liposuction due to their skin becoming more lax with age. If this is the case, then their skin can be a factor that could compromise the results of a liposuction procedure. In some situations, older patients have good skin elasticity, so they could be a good candidate for liposuction regardless of their age!

Typical target areas

Patients in Seguin and surrounding areas have different body types and aesthetic goals. Given the history of this type of cosmetic procedure, liposuction has been performed on almost every area of the body. Some of the more common areas are:

  • Stomach or abdominal area, pubic
  • Hips
  • Waist or “love handle” area
  • Flanks
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Knees
  • Back or “bra rolls”
  • Neck

What if I have cellulite or loose skin?

Liposuction simply addresses the issue of extra body fat or fatty tissue in certain areas. If you are concerned about cellulite, it will not smooth out the appearance of your skin, cellulite will have to be addressed with other cosmetic options. It is the same for loose, saggy skin. Liposuction can’t tighten the appearance of skin that has lost elasticity. If you have this concern, consulting with Dr. Melanie Carreon can provide answers to other cosmetic treatments that can help with this issue.

Liposuction is an excellent cosmetic option for fit, healthy individuals that need a little extra help contouring and sculpting their body. The amazing results can be long-term for patients who maintain their weight and don’t impact their liposuction results with future weight gain. Finding out if you are a good candidate for liposuction means consulting an experience Liposuction Doctor like Dr. Melanie Carreon. During your consultation, she will give you an examination, go over your health history and determine if liposuction is the right option for you!

LCS Medical Spa is centrally located in Seguin and proudly serves the entire Southeast Texas area including Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio and Houston area. Dr. Carreon has helped thousands of patients with liposuction and given them life-changing results. Call or schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Carreon today!

Results and Testimonials are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. All photos/images are models, unless specified as actual patients of Dr. Melanie Carreon.