Choosing the Correct Candidate
The best results for liposuction are obtained in young healthy patients with a BMI of 30% or less, good skin tone, and localized areas of fat. Considerations such as age, skin elasticity, previous pregnancies, a history of weight loss and gain, and underlying medical conditions are key in patient selection. Older patients with a BMI greater than 30% and medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiopulmonary disease need to be evaluated in conjunction with their primary care physician, endocrinologist, and cardiologist. Underlying medical conditions do not necessarily preclude a patient from undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.
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