San Diego Liposuction

  Meet the Surgeon
  About Liposuction
  Am I A Candidate?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Tom Pousti

in San Diego

8851 Center Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, California 91942
(619) 466-8851

in La Jolla

7301 Girard Avenue, Suite 203
La Jolla, California 92037
(858) 454-6888

in Riverside & Temecula

29995 Technology Drive,
Suite 103
Temecula / Murrieta, CA 92563
(951) 501-9822

Are You A Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is for shaping your body, not for weight loss.

The Best Candidates for Liposuction.

The best candidates for liposuction are:

  • Have localized fat areas on their abdomen, arms, thighs and/or neck
  • Are in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Exercises regularly
  • Are psychologically stable
  • Are within 25 lbs. of his or her ideal weight
  • Bothered by these fatty areas, and is motivated to get rid of these problem areas once and for all
  • Have firm, elastic skin
  • Desire reshaping and not weight loss
  • Do not have significant medical problems such as heart or lung disease, or poor circulation

Patients of any age, male or female can undergo liposuction surgery, but those who have greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest end result.

When liposuction may not be appropriate:

  • any medical problems such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or circulatory problems, your vulnerability to liposuction risksĀ  increases.
  • not a weight loss tool, must be motivated to loss some weight and keep it off before getting liposuction

If liposuction is not an option for you there is another alternative body contouring procedure that may be more appropriate. If you have lost a considerable amount of weight and have excess skin around your abdomen area, anĀ  abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) may be recommended. Liposuction can be performed at the same time to remove any excess fatty deposits. This surgery is good for people who have lost an excess about of weight and can not get rid of the extra skin around their tummy, as well as mother’s who are interested in mommy makeovers.