Once you realise that you want to or need to have any plastic surgery treatment including liposuction, one of the first questions coming to your mind would be: “am I a good candidate?” For sure, your plastic surgeon should be the one giving you the green light for your liposuction surgery by evaluating your medical condition, needs, and desires. However, there are a few general indications that you can look out first to find out whether you would be a good candidate for liposuction; and in this article, we will discuss some of those.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery treatment aiming to remove fat from different parts of your body that is resistant to diets and exercise. According to your needs and desires, liposuction may be performed on different areas such as buttocks, arms, waist, chin, thighs, and tummy. And once fat is removed, it is gone for good as long as you keep your weight and healthy lifestyle. Liposuction is one of the most performed plastic surgery treatments globally, to be specific it is the second most performed one coming right after breast augmentation.
So, if you have stubborn fat on your body that you want to get rid of and want to know: “am I eligible for liposuction?” you need to answer these questions first:
What do you want to achieve by having liposuction in Turkey?
Do you want to have liposuction to get rid of fat or excess skin or lose weight? Your answer to this question will determine whether liposuction is the right treatment for you. For instance, if you are bothered with excess skin on your tummy, then liposuction may not be the right treatment for you because liposuction does not help with the removal of excess skin. You may need to have a tummy tuck. Or if you are overweight but struggle losing weight, then you may need to consider bariatric surgery instead. So, before you make any decision, it is always good to ask yourself what you expect from the surgery.
What is your BMI?
BMI, Body Mass Index, is very important when it comes to having any surgery as well as liposuction. Plastic surgeons advise that your BMI should be less than 30 to have liposuction. This is for the safety of yourself. High BMI increases the risk of complications for any surgery including liposuction.
As liposuction is a body contouring procedure and the results are permanent, dramatic weight fluctuations may temper with the results of your surgery. Therefore, it is advised to be on your ideal weight prior to the surgery.
Do you have any medical conditions?
There are some medical conditions that may prevent you from having a surgery or increase the risk of complication. Your plastic surgeon will ask you about your medical history during your consultation and before the surgery you may undergo some tests. If you are good to go, your plastic surgeon will give you the green light.
Are you keen to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
This is a question you need to ask yourself and answer honestly. If you are not ready to maintain a healthy lifestyle and your weight, some time after your liposuction, the fat you wanted to get rid of so badly may come back again! The good news is that liposuction has the power to motivate you maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the rest is on you!
All good, so you are a good candidate and ready for liposuction but what about your budget? The cost of liposuction in the UK and the rest of Europe is around £4000 – £6000. And for most of us, it is a big investment. However, there is nothing to worry about as Turkey, being the most famous medical tourism destination for British patients, offers high-quality and cost-effective liposuction. And medical travel companies like MCAN Health offers Liposuction Turkey with all-inclusive packages that would make you feel over the moon!