Am I a Candidate for Laser Liposuction?

Am I a Candidate for Laser Liposuction?

So, you’ve tried diet and exercise to try and tackle those problem areas on your body, but it doesn’t seem to be working.  What do you turn to next?  You may be a candidate for liposuction in Kansas City.

Laser liposuction is a noninvasive or minimally invasive procedure designed to melt fat while still keeping the skin tight.  It is typically used as an alternative to traditional liposuction.  Some surgeons choose to combine the two procedures to achieve the desired results. 

What are the criteria to be a laser liposuction candidate?  As a leader in laser liposuction in Kansas City, we have identified a few things that might make you an ideal patient for this procedure. 

  • Normal Body Weight 
  • Good General Health 
  • Not Pregnant 
  • Struggle with Specific Areas 


Laser liposuction may seem like an option for someone who is overweight, but it normally is not recommended for this type of patient.  Liposuction surgery in Kansas City is more suited for a person who has a specific problem area in which the fat is resistant to change from diet and exercise.  Ideally, a liposuction candidate should be within 30 percent of their recommended body weight.    


In order to be a candidate for laser liposuction in Kansas City, a patient must be able to recover from the bruising, swelling, and minimal bleeding that comes along with this procedure.  If you have diabetes, hypertension, or cardiovascular disorders, you will likely need to be medically cleared before undergoing any laser liposuction treatment.   

If you have been through chemotherapy or dealt with liver disease, you will probably not be a good candidate for liposuction.  These patients may be too much of a risk due to impaired lidocaine metabolism and lidocaine toxicity. 


Like most medical procedures, it is not recommended for pregnant women to undergo any cosmetic surgeries.  After the child is born, the woman’s body will need time to naturally heal before considering liposuction.  Be sure to talk to your surgeon so that you can consider all the factors involved with pregnancy and liposuction. 

Specific Areas 

Typically, the best candidates are not overweight patients, but ones that have a good self-image with just one or two areas they are trying to target.  However, your target area may not be a spot that can be treated with liposuction.  In fact, some laser tools only allow fat to be removed from certain locations like the hips or abdomen. 

Be sure to discuss these areas with your surgeon to know what can or cannot be treated.  If liposuction isn’t the best course of action, maybe a tummy tuck in Kansas City would be best?  We also offer other procedures such as an abdominoplasty in Kansas City.  Our team can explore all of these options with you.

If you are considering liposuction surgery in Kansas City but don’t know where to begin, it may be time to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our surgeons to determine the best fit.  We will help you determine if you are a qualified candidate, and if not, what another plan of action could be.  

Give our team a call today at (913) 451-3722 to discuss the best option for you!