Diet and physical activity are the trusted duo when thinking about losing weight. However, there are circumstances wherein stubborn pockets of fats don’t seem to go away despite meticulous calorie counts and longer hours spent at the gym. So what’s the next plan of action? A liposuction in Houston with Dr. Cortés may just provide you with the results you desire! The Popularity of Liposuction Liposuction has soared to greater heights last year. It ranked second next to breast augmentation in the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures for 2012. In the U.S. alone, there were roughly 313,000 individuals who opted to go under the knife to remove unwanted fat. By and large, there are different techniques used in liposuction today. However, these techniques operate on the same idea of suctioning fat from the target area through a cannula via an incision through the skin. When to Have Liposuction in Houston Despite its popularity, liposuction isn’t for everyone. Ideally, men and women with localized pockets of fat in their abdomen, arms, neck, and/or thighs are the best liposuction candidates. These pockets of fat are often resistant to diet and exercise hence liposuction should be the next step to making them disappear. Another important factor to consider is your weight. You should be either within the normal range of your weight or not more than 20 pounds overweight. In addition, your skin should be in good condition, exhibiting firmness and good elasticity. Lastly, the realistic expectations of the procedure is a must. When Not to Have Liposuction in Houston Liposuction alone may not be for you if you recently lost massive amounts of weight leaving you with poor skin elasticity. Also, if you’ve been planning to lose or gain weight, you may have to postpone liposuction as you need to have stable weight for the past 6 months or so before liposuction. Your Liposuction Consultation in Houston To figure out if you’re an ideal candidate for liposuction, fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortés via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. Together, we will review your goals, expectations, and medical history to advise you regarding the different existing options and provide you the highest quality care.