A female asked:
Disclaimer

Am i too thin for tumescent liposuction? I have over the past three years worked hard to get my body back into good shape, and I am no longer in the overweight range. I'm 5'5 and 135 pounds. Will tumescent liposuction remove the few remaining stubborn fat

1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Liposuction : Liposuction works better on thinner people. Of course, you still need to have enough fat in the areas of concern for liposuction to have an effect. Stubborn, disproportionate areas of fat in someone close to their ideal weight are ideal for the procedure. There is lower risk of gaining weight after liposuction which can negatively affect your results. Liposuction has the ability to selectively remove fat deposits exactly from the areas where we want it removed. This is different than weight loss, where the fat goes away following your genetic road map.
Answered on Dec 12, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Liposuction : Liposuction is a great option for people who are normal weight and wish to remove fat from some "stubborn" areas. It is a body contouring procedure a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
30 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No : No difference. The difference is the doctor, think of a beautiful painting, is not the brushes but the artistry of the plastic surgeon. Please make su ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Julio Garcia
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
There : There are no areas that are better or worse for body-jet liposuction, the areas will be the same compared to the other techniques.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month