Posted on February 19, 2015
If you’re bothered by excess fat that doesn’t seem to respond to either diet or exercise, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Before considering liposuction, though, there are three questions you should be sure to ask yourself.
Am I At/Near My Target Weight?
The best candidates for liposuction are those who are within 30 percent of their target weight. While there is no “ideal” weight for lipo, it’s important to realize that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, lipo is best for those who have a few problem spots but otherwise enjoy a BMI in the normal range.
Do I Have Loose Skin?
If you’ve already had weight loss surgery or have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise,
Posted on February 12, 2015
Updated for 2019
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, allowing women to achieve a fuller, curvier look to their figure. Achieving natural-looking results during augmentation depends on many factors, all starting with the choice of your plastic surgeon.
Surgical Skill and Experience
The first and most important step in getting the best breast augmentation results is to choose a surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Medical Specialties, which only certify those surgeons who:
- Graduated from an accredited medical school
- Completed six years of surgical training following medical school
- Completed a minimum of two years of serving in a plastic surgery residency program
- Passed comprehensive oral and written exams
- Participate in continuing medical education
Surgeons who are members of elite medical organizations and professional societies have a further commitment to the skill and craft involved in performing cosmetic plastic surgery.