Liposuction Candidacy


Dr. Michael Devlin explains liposuction candidacy and related misconceptions. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is intended to help patients who are near their ideal weight enhance their contours by removing about five liters of excess fatty tissue.

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WEBVTT 00:00:07.320 --> 00:00:08.680 Liposuction is a procedure 00:00:08.760 --> 00:00:12.520 that's ideally designed to contour a patient. 00:00:12.880 --> 00:00:15.240 A lot of patients come in that are overweight, 00:00:15.320 --> 00:00:18.080 have a large BMI, and they think that liposuction 00:00:18.160 --> 00:00:19.400 is going to take care of that. 00:00:19.480 --> 00:00:22.640 Liposuction is not meant as a weight loss procedure. 00:00:22.800 --> 00:00:26.640 In fact, we have pretty good guidelines on how much fat we can remove 00:00:26.720 --> 00:00:30.040 at one time in one setting, which is about five liters. 00:00:30.120 --> 00:00:32.200 The ideal candidate for liposuction 00:00:32.280 --> 00:00:35.920 is somebody who just needs some contouring of some problem areas 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:38.120 that they'd like to further define. 00:00:38.360 --> 00:00:41.880 Recovery for liposuction is just a couple of days. 00:00:41.960 --> 00:00:44.560 You can pretty much get back to your normal activity 00:00:44.640 --> 00:00:45.640 the very next day. 00:00:45.720 --> 00:00:47.160 You're just going to be a little bit sore. 00:00:47.240 --> 00:00:49.200 But as far as restrictions to your activity, 00:00:49.320 --> 00:00:50.960 there's not going to be a whole lot of restrictions 00:00:51.040 --> 00:00:52.000 to your activity. 00:00:52.240 --> 00:00:56.400 Liposuction procedure itself can take anywhere from one hour to three hours, 00:00:56.480 --> 00:00:59.840 depending on how many different areas that we're working on. 00:01:00.040 --> 00:01:02.161 Whether we're working on your back or your front, 00:01:02.240 --> 00:01:05.880 as we'd have to turn you during surgery, can add a little additional time. 00:01:06.080 --> 00:01:09.080 But on average, it's anywhere from one hour to three hours 00:01:09.160 --> 00:01:10.000 for liposuction. 00:01:10.240 --> 00:01:13.480 You're going to see pretty good results even after about two-weeks time. 00:01:13.800 --> 00:01:17.120 But like I said, about three months before you see the final result.

Plastic surgeon Michael Devlin, M.D.

Devlin Cosmetic Surgery: Michael Devlin, M.D.

Dr. Devlin is a cosmetic surgeon who provides each of his patients with personalized care and a compassionate approach. He offers a range of procedures in an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable, and heard. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Pulaski County Medical Society

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