DRHC Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Who are the right candidates for liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to target the fat which is situated beneath your skin. It can be easily assessed by making certain clinical measurements like pinch thickness. The goal in liposuction is to reduce the pinch thickness and target the fat which is stubborn and not responding to diet and exercise.

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A right candidate for liposuction is one who is having a Body Mass Index of less than 30. The Body Mass Index is most commonly used assessment ratio to determine whether one is underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese or morbidly obese. The Body Mass Index is a fraction which takes into consideration your weight in kilograms and mathematical square of your height in meters (kg/m2). If this fraction comes out to be less than 30 makes you more likely to benefit from liposuction. During your consultation Dr. Ateesh will make a clinical assessment for you and will further guide you whether you are a suitable candidate for liposuction surgery or not. The decision whether one will benefit from liposuction or not is the single most important parameter determining the success of the procedure and satisfaction rate amongst the patients.


People having realistic expectations from the surgical procedure re more likely to be satisfied with the results. This in one of the most important parameters of patient selection for cosmetic procedure. If one dreams of losing 10-20 kg with liposuction and turn into an Instagram model overnight is something which cannot be achieved. Period.


The Third and equally important parameter in considering long term satisfaction from liposuction surgery is commitment to take care of oneself as regards diet, exercise and body weight. A motivated patient id more likely to be happy in long run. We recommend maintaining body weight within 5 percent of ideal body weight as per ones height.


Apart from the above critical qualifications it is recommended that the ideal candidate for liposuction are ones having good skin elasticity. This o\is important as it helps the skin to drape over the muscles more effectively. We do use certain technologies like J Plasma, Body Tite and RF to achieve this, but inherent elasticity of the patients skin is the best parameter to achieve a faster and aesthetically pleasing recovery.



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