Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat that you can't seem to get rid of through diet and exercise.
For over 12 years, Dr. Melanie Carreon has been doing this procedure on stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, and neck to improve their shape.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You'll want to have realistic expectations.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and with it comes risks. So you need to be in good health before you get it. That means you must at least:
- Be within 30% of your ideal weight
- Have firm, elastic skin
- Not smoke
Doctors don't recommend the procedure if you have health problems with blood flow or have heart disease, diabetes, or a weak immune system.
What Should I Know Beforehand?
The first step is to consult with Dr. Melanie Carreon. Talk about your goals, the options, the risks and benefits, and the costs. Ask all your questions.
If you decide to go ahead with liposuction, we will give you instructions on how to prepare for it. These may include alcohol and tobacco restrictions.
Tell us about any allergies you have and any medications you take, including over-the-counter and herbal supplements. She will likely recommend you stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners and certain painkillers several weeks before surgery.