How much fat can be removed from a single treatment area during liposuction depends more on the person than on any set and agreed upon amount. In fact, recent studies have shown that larger people – those with a BMI of 30 or higher – may be able to have a greater amount of fat removed through liposuction than previously believed safe. However, the best way to truly determine what is safe and what will be effective for your body, is through a one-on-one consultation with experienced New York City liposuction surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman.

Traditionally it has been held that the best candidates for liposuction are those who are within reach of their goal weight. Indeed, for optimal sculpting results, this is still the case. However, new studies on the safety of liposuction show that when used to begin the process of weight loss for larger patients, this body contouring treatment can act as a springboard and set the pace for healthy and effective weight loss. Determining if this is the case in your situation is something that can be done during your liposuction consultation with Dr. Pakeman.

It is important to remember that even if liposuction is used to remove fat prior to beginning a diet and exercise routine, it should not be considered an effective form of weight loss. Unless combined with the time-tested method of leading an active and healthy lifestyle, your liposuction results will not be sustainable. Dr. Pakeman can discuss this with you in greater detail during your consultation to help ensure you are ultimately satisfied with your results.

To schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Pakeman, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today. We welcome men and women from New York City and all surrounding areas.