Signs You Could Benefit from Liposuction


Many people would like to change their body but struggle to do so using traditional methods. Certain areas of the body, such as the love handles or the thighs, tend to cling to their fat no matter how much you diet or exercise. People here in Philadelphia have the option of liposuction to effectively sculpt the body of their dreams. There are many misconceptions about this treatment out there. Let’s look at the real signs that this treatment could benefit you.

You Have Localized Fat Deposits

Due to the way it works, liposuction does not reduce fat all over your body. If you have a “problem area” or two, however, this treatment is ideal. Common treatment areas in Philadelphia include:

  • Belly
  • Upper arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Buttocks
  • Chin

You Are Near Your Goal Weight

Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not designed for dramatic weight loss. An ideal candidate is within 25 pounds of their goal weight but struggling to lose stubborn fat. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, other options should be explored.

You Are Healthy Overall

Although it is considered very safe, liposuction is a form of surgery. As with all surgeries, it is important to be in good overall health. It is also a good idea to quit smoking, if applicable. This is because smoking can slow down your body’s ability to heal.

You Have Realistic Expectations

Liposuction can give you dramatic results and help you reach your body goals. That being said, it may not give you back the body you had when you were 18. At your consultation, we will discuss your goals and what outcome you can reasonably expect from your surgery.

Who Should Avoid Liposuction?

There are certain individuals who are not well-suited for this option. Certain medications would make liposuction an unsafe option. It is not an option for women who are pregnant. If your skin does not have good elasticity, you may want to explore other options. Traditional liposuction does not help to tighten the skin.

You can learn more about liposuction in Philadelphia at Young Medical Spa® and whether or not it could benefit you by getting in touch with our office today. We have locations in Center Valley, Lansdale, and Forty Fort. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!