Charles E. Hughes, III, M.D., FACS
I am a very attractive 54-year-old female and weigh about 141 pounds. I swim and walk six days a week. I am considering liposuction for my tummy and thighs. Am I too old to consider this? When you have this procedure done, do you actually lose weight? My ideal weight is 135 pounds and with all the exercise I do, I cannot get down to this weight.
Age does not seem to be a major factor in liposuction (lipoplasty). Of greater importance is skin condition. Liposuction can successfully be performed on appropriate patients well into their 70's.
I caution patients that lipoplasty is not necessarily a weight loss procedure. Fat cells are removed and body shape improved. However, unless a large volume of fat is removed, you may not see an immediate loss of weight.