Liposuction Surgery Candidates

The first key step before the liposuction cosmetic surgery procedure can begin is to determine the patient’s candidacy.

At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will objectively evaluate whether the patient can benefit from liposuction, and whether they have attempted the options of diet and exercise to get rid of unwanted fat deposits.

The prolific and sagacious Dr. Jacob Bloom is a board certified plastic surgeon providing cutting edge body contouring procedures such as liposuction, apart from several other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Bloom will examine the patient’s general health, condition of fat pockets, and give his professional advice. He provides liposuction to patients in Chicago, IL and surrounding communities across this area of the landscape.


Suitable Candidates

An adult who is in reasonably good health and having a stable body weight within 25 pounds of their ideal weight can benefit from liposuction, if they suffer from unwanted fat pockets. The individual would be bothered by the appearance of stubborn fatty tissue deposits in specific areas of the body, which have not responded to diet or exercise.

In some cases, the surgeon may suggest liposuction plastic surgery to candidates seeking procedures such as mommy makeover, tummy tuck, body lift or breast reduction to create more even-looking results. A good candidate will have reasonable expectations and a positive mindset to achieve satisfactory results with liposuction surgery.


Who is Not a Candidate?

The following people may not make good candidates for liposuction:

  • A pregnant or nursing woman  
  • An individual with a specific helath condition that may increase the risk of surgery
  • Smokers who fail to commit to a certain period of abstinence as instructed by the surgeon
  • Individuals who are unable to modify the schedule of certain medications that could interfere with the surgery
  • People with an allergy to lidocaine, a local anesthetic used in tumescent liposuction


Teen Candidates

A teenager may be a candidate for liposuction surgery in exceptional circumstances, particularly if they have undergone a significant weight loss and are left with one or two lingering fat pockets. The teen’s age, health status, emotional stability and self-esteem will be carefully reviewed to determine their candidacy. Limited contour correction and liposuction may sometimes help teen candidates resolve self-esteem problems.


Adult Candidates

Although there is upper age limit as such for receiving liposuction surgery, but the adult candidates should be fit enough to go through the surgery and anesthesia. The surgeon may order a few diagnostic tests or consult with their physician, depending on the situation, to be more certain of their fitness to undergo liposuction.

The ideal candidate will have a fair amount of skin elasticity in the affected areas in order to attain youthful results with liposuction. If the candidate has excessive skin laxity, they may have to choose a skin tightening or body lift procedure along with liposuction to achieve their desired cosmetic goals.

Older adults will have to be particularly evaluated for skin laxity in case they want to receive liposuction surgery. Patients in Chicago, IL and other cities and towns in this region of the country have an opportunity to receive liposuction and other aesthetic procedures from the illustrious and accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bloom.