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Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

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Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

If you have stubborn pockets of fat on your body you want to shift, then you have probably considered liposuction.

Unfortunately, you don’t always know whether you’re a good candidate for treatment or not. You’ve heard that it’s highly effective, but you’re not sure whether it will suit you.

In this post, we look at what liposuction is and what makes a good candidate for treatment.

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*Individual Results May Vary

What is Liposuction?

The term liposuction refers to a class of fat reduction techniques that physically removes fat from the body. Dr. Tenley Lawton uses a range of techniques including:

  • Laser-assisted liposuction
  • Power-assisted liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
  • Standard liposuction

Newer techniques create more desirable outcomes and shorter recovery times. The one suitable for you depends on the quality of your skin and the amount of fat you need to remove.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction are people of healthy weight who want to remove pockets of fat from specific areas of the body.

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. However, you can use it to remove stubborn adiposity on your stomach, buttocks, thighs, and other parts of the body. The purpose of the treatment is to provide that final push you need to get the figure you’ve always wanted.

Ideally, candidates for liposuction are patients who have fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of their bodies. 

They should also be people who are:

  • Eating well and exercising regularly
  • Within 20-30 percent of their ideal body weight
  • Able to maintain a stable weight in the months and years following the procedure.
  • Nonsmokers
  • Positive and realistic about what liposuction can achieve


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Benefits of Liposuction

The benefits of liposuction with Dr. Tenley Lawton are considerable. They include:

  • Long-lasting results: Because liposuction removes fat from the body, the results can last a long time – often indefinitely if you continue to pursue a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Natural-looking results: Dr. Tenley Lawton focuses on using liposuction to achieve natural-looking results that follow the contours of your body. 
  • Improved confidence: It is amazing how good you can feel after a successful liposuction procedure. You are fresher, more vibrant, and more confident. 
  • Advanced treatment options: Liposuction is also improving all the time. New approaches are reducing recovery times and improving how the procedure shapes your body. 

About Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can often return home on the same day. However, it can take some time for your body to recover.

During the first one to three days, you will experience some discomfort around the surgical site. You’ll need to treat this with pain-relieving medications.

From day three, the pain will fade, but you will need to keep physical movement to a minimum.

From around day eight, the soreness should subside and you may be able to remove bandages. You should also be able to return to work. Within 14 days, redness and bruising should fade.

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*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about liposuction? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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