VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Whether a patient is a candidate for liposuction really depends upon the skin tone and the degree of cellulite, her willingness to accept certain benefits versus potential downsides.
So a patient who has poor skin tone of the abdominal wall is often not a good candidate for liposuction because after the procedure she may have drooping of the skin. She would best be treated with a tummy tuck. A patient who has what we call saddle bag deformities, or excess localized fat of the outer thighs, and also has cellulite, has to decide if her overall contour improvement might be achieved but finer cellulite like irregularities could be worsened in that setting of decreased skin tone. Is that an acceptable trade off?
So, as always the best procedure for a given patient, in a given situation, is best determined by a thorough discussion between the patient and her surgeon.
I'm Dr. Jay Orringer at The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery. If you have questions regarding this procedure or any other plastic surgical procedure, please feel free to contact us at 310-273-1663, or visit our website at www.drorringer.com.