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General Information about Liposuction

Absolute Contraindications:

  • Active, unstable, or untreated psychiatric diseases, problems, or syndromes
  • "Morbid Obesity"
  • Unwillingness to undergo blood testing, photography, and/or sign consents
  • Unrealistic expectations for liposuction surgery
  • Unwillingness and/or inability to follow surgeon's recommendations or instructions
  • Desire to use liposuction as weight loss technique, or for "cellulite" removal
  • Untreated drug or alcohol addiction
  • Loss of more than 75 pounds during last 12 months
  • Complete unwillingness and/or inability to maintain activity or dietary regimens
  • Major life stress within last 6 months (i.e. loss of spouse or child, divorce)
  • Use of some specific medications, which cannot be stopped
  • Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, or "body image" disorder
  • Some "gender reassignment patients," depending upon "stage" of reassignment
  • Active and/or incompletely treated major cancer (current chemotherapy)
  • Active and/or untreated skin and/or systemic diseases or infections
  • Active and/or untreated heart or kidney disease (renal dialysis)
  • Active and/or untreated thyroid disease
  • Pregnancy or less than 6 months post-partum
  • Major immunosuppressive therapy (high dose steroids)
  • Anticoagulant therapy (Coumadin or heparin)
  • Uncontrolled or "difficult to control" diabetes
  • Major surgery and/or general anesthesia within in last 6 months
  • Stroke or heart attack within last 6 months
  • Significantly less than "ideal body weight"
  • History or positive blood test for hepatitis A, B, C or HIV
  • Most genetic "bleeding disorders"
  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) classification of III or higher
  • Desire to have more than 4% of body weight in fat removed during single surgery
  • Insistence that multiple surgeries be performed during single treatment
  • Insufficient understanding of liposuction goals
  • True allergy to lidocaine or "one of its relatives."

Relative Contraindications:

  • Keloid formation
  • More than 50 pounds weight loss during last year
  • Some medications which cannot or will not be stopped, including OTC and herbals
  • Previous incision surgeries to areas "of interest" to patient
  • Some mental or physical disabilities
  • Excessive smoking or alcohol use
  • Lifestyles which cannot or will not be changed
  • Some pigmentation abnormalities
  • Use of liposuction as "substitute" for diet and/or exercise
  • Presumed allergy to lidocaine or its relatives (allergy testing required)
  • Some psychiatric and/or social problems
  • Anxiety disorders or phobias
  • Previous liposuction in areas "of interest"
  • Previous liposuction complications

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