Bariatric Surgery

Deciding whether liposuction or bariatric surgery is the right choice for you can be a difficult decision. There are many qualities that make someone a good lipo candidate, and there are also times when liposuction isn’t the best option. This blog post will help break down those differences, as well as provide information about how to tell if you might be better suited for liposuction in Tijuana than bariatric surgery!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

A liposuction candidate is someone who is at a healthy weight and has good skin tone but wants to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t seem to go away. Healthy adults with realistic expectations are often considered lipo candidates because the procedure is for body contouring, not weight loss.

Proper candidates for liposuction eat healthily, exercise often, and have a stable weight. The lipo patients with the most successful results are those who maintain healthy eating habits after surgery as well.

When Is Bariatric Surgery a Better Option Than Lipo?

Bariatric surgery is a better option than lipo for people who have tried and failed at weight loss through dieting or exercise alone. Keep in mind that these procedures are for significant weight loss—the opposite of what is true with lipo.

People considering liposuction should also be aware that the procedure doesn’t remove fat from around organs, so it won’t improve your health; this can often be taken care of as a result of bariatric surgery since it alters eating habits.

Can You Get Lipo After Bariatric Surgery?

Absolutely! Most lipo patients are between ages 18 and 50, and quite a few have experienced significant weight loss. Sometimes, even with the help of surgery, you will have stubborn pockets of fat that stick around that you wish to remove.

Just keep in mind that liposuction can make loose skin more pronounced. As such, if you are thinking about plastic surgery after massive weight loss, you might want to consider a combination procedure, such as a “mommy makeover.” With these surgeries, you choose multiple procedures and have them done at the same time. Usually, skin removal, body lifts, and tummy tucks are part of the process.

At Hospital BC, we offer both plastic surgery and bariatric surgery, giving you access to affordable, high-quality care no matter your goals. As the only American-owned hospital in Tijuana, Mexico specializing in these procedures, you can put your faith in us. For more information, get in touch with our plastic surgeons in Tijuana today.