Case study ( 6289 views as of December 9, 2023 )
Jackie, a 35-year-old female, presents to a plastic surgeon's office for an opinion regarding liposuction. She reports exercising regularly. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. In spite of a well-controlled diet and an exercise program, she is unable to lose weight, which is deposited in the area in the lateral hip, inner thigh, and knee region. In addition to that, she carries some extra weight along her waist area. She would like to consider liposuction. She does not smoke and, as noted, exercises regularly. She has no medical comorbidities to consider such as diabetes or hypothyroidism, and is seeking surgical correction.
On examination, Jackie has localized fatty deposits to the hips, inner thighs, knees, and lower back region. She otherwise has excellent muscle tone, is slender, and physically fit.
She is suitable for body contouring, which will allow for debulking of the areas of fatty excess which are resistant to weight loss and exercise. She has excellent skin tone so the skin will re-drape when the fat has been aspirated, and she is not using the liposuction surgery procedure as a solution to a healthy lifestyle.Author: Dr. Nancy Van Laeken