Many of us want to look good. Whether we want to look amazing in that bikini or are just wanting to make a few minor changes to our body for our own self-esteem, many patients come to Dr. Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology in Knoxville wanting to learn more about liposuction and what it can do for them.
Before deciding on liposuction treatment, Dr. Doppelt of Knoxville will first want to ensure that the patient is a proper candidate for liposuction. This is determined through a number of steps, but starts with an initial consultation and examination of the patient. This will involve questions regarding medical history, prescription medications, diet and exercise. Additionally, Dr. Doppelt will sit with the patient and discuss what changes they want made to their body and whether or not the results they are expecting are realistic in nature.
One important part to understand about liposuction is that it is not a means to losing weight. While Dr. Doppelt of Knoxville will ensure that patients are following a diet and exercise program that works for them and helps them maintain their weight, he will also talk about what liposuction’s true intention is. Liposuction is meant as a body sculpting treatment, to help remove unwanted areas of fat and bulges that make patients uncomfortable or self-conscious. Some patients have areas of fat deposits on parts of their body that can make it difficult to find clothes that fit properly, or that may be a source of embarrassment. Liposuction is meant to help with shaping the body, not as a treatment for weight loss or obesity.
Dr. Doppelt wants to make sure his patients are satisfied with the results they receive, and makes sure that they are doing the necessary things to help maintain these results. Continuing diet and exercise will ensure that the liposuction results will be long-term. Many patients that undergo liposuction–and are the best candidates for it–are those who have lost weight from diet and exercise and want to reshape their bodies accordingly for their new and improved bodies. Healthy candidates such as these are often the ones that experience the best results.
If you want to learn more about liposuction and find out if liposuction is right for you, call Dr. Doppelt of Knoxville’s Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule your first consultation appointment.