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Should I Get Liposuction?

December 1, 2021

The Answers You Need & The Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Determine If Liposuction Is The Right Option For You

While the process isn’t particularly painful, Liposuction is still a fairly intense surgical procedure that requires plenty of research and self-reflection to make a well-informed decision before moving forward. You can likely find a lot of the more “procedural” answers online; a simple YouTube video search will show you exactly what the average surgery looks like.

But that’s not why we’re here! We’re here to focus on you, the person.

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How do you see yourself? What are your unique goals? What have you tried in the past and where has that strategy fallen short? We invite you to do a little introspection with us today and determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.

Do You Know What Your Goals Are?

Our job isn’t to point out faults or areas that “need work.” Instead, we work with you to build the right strategy that fits your unique goals. This self-reflection is critical when supplying the answers we need to best help you!

  • Have you already established healthy habits?
  • Are you physically and mentally ready for surgery and the drastic results?
  • How do you want to feel when you’ve completely healed?

Do You Feel Like You Just Can’t Keep Your Motivation High?

When it comes to getting in shape, Liposuction does some of the lifting for you but it can also come with a positive side effect: motivation. We have found that some patients are driven to live a healthier lifestyle after seeing their initial surgical results. If you’re inspired by changes in the mirror, this could be a great option for you – not just to get rid of extra pockets of fat but to stay motivated in the long-term!

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Is Non-Invasive A Better Option For You?

Many patients come to us believing they need Liposuction to reach their goals when there are less intense options out there that can get them over the final hurdles without surgery. Liposuction is a great option for individuals who have some volume to lose in a target area. It can help even out any “bulges” that appear and create beautiful body contours.

However, if you’re just struggling to get rid of that final little bit in your abs, flanks, butt (banana roll) or thighs, CoolSculpting could be a stronger solution. This non-surgical procedure involves the freezing and metabolizing of fat cells in the body, resulting in great results for individuals who don’t need too much help in their journey!

Are You Seeing Excess Fat… Or Just Excess Skin?

If you have lost weight in the past or recently gave birth, there’s a chance that what you’re witnessing is actually loose skin. In this case, Liposuction is not an ideal solution. We also have an entire catalog of skin tightening options to discover – from skincare products, to medspa treatments, to surgical procedures!

Do You Have Realistic Expectations About Surgery?

Liposuction is a great long-term solution, but it is heavily reliant on aftercare and forming healthy lifestyle habits. It’s a unique chance to erase years of struggle and discomfort. However, the results will only last as long as the individual allows them to.

It is also important to remember that this procedure is designed to take fat away. This can naturally enhance existing features but it will not build new ones.

Are You Of Age & In Good Health?

For the most part, Liposuction can be performed on anyone regardless of age or size. However, we have found that younger patients tend to have better results due to greater skin elasticity.

We determine that a patient is in “good health” if they have no active infections, untreated cancer or other serious medical conditions. An ideal candidate does not smoke or drink heavily. Our board-certified surgeons will ensure that you don’t have any adverse reactions to anesthesia before proceeding. Liposuction is not considered safe for pregnant women and we typically wait for a patient to complete breastfeeding before opting for this procedure.

Our team will also work with you directly to help determine if you are in an ideal mental state to make your final decision.

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Do You Want To Feel Confident & More Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

Your comfort, your confidence – that’s why we do it! This decision is about how you feel every step of the way, from the beginning research phase, to the initial consultation, to the surgical experience, to routine follow-ups to make sure you’re satisfied with your results.

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we carry this patient-driven approach with us when discussing your goals and when it comes to our before and after photos philosophy. Looking at naked pictures of strangers that don’t look like you isn’t going to give you a strong indication of what your results can be. That’s why, during your private consultation, we will present before and after pictures that look closer to your body type and your desired figure!

Do You Want to Feel Understood, Prepared & Empowered?

If so, we want you to choose Donaldson Plastic Surgery for your Liposuction in Columbus, Ohio! We are uniquely equipped to answer all of your questions and create a clear path forward toward achieving your goals. Our goal is to boost your confidence – not just with our incredible lipo results but also when it comes to helping you make the right choice for your body! 

Jeffrey Donaldson, MD Author Bio 2

About The Author

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Jeffrey Donaldson, MD has completed a seemingly countless number of successful liposuction procedures in Columbus, Ohio throughout his 20+ year career. He continues to help individual patients decide if this surgical option is the right one for their unique circumstances or if there’s a stronger solution for them to choose.