When is the Best Time of Year to Book a Liposuction Procedure?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Liposuction is an excellent body contouring option to treat multiple areas and achieve the body you desire. While you can consider liposuction any time of the year, there is an expression that "beach-ready bodies" are made during winter. Colder weather is the perfect time to have the excuse to stay indoors. During liposuction recovery, you won't have to explain why you are at home and not going out as much. It also gives you plenty of time to heal before summertime rolls around. Any swelling, bruising, and incision scars will have disappeared by the time warmer weather hits, making it easier to wear shorts and that bikini you have wanted to show off.

Read on to learn more about this fat reduction surgery from dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi and the dedicated team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, or contact our Louisville, KY office and schedule a consultation today.

Who is an ideal candidate for liposuction?

A liposuction procedure is an excellent option to put an end to stubborn fat. However, it shouldn't be considered a weight-loss treatment and is not ideal for everyone. This fat removal surgery is suitable for Louisville, KY patients near or close to their target body weight (within 30%) who still struggle with disproportionate localized pockets of fat that are unchanged by diet and exercise. The best candidates are:

  • Healthy, nonsmoking adults
  • Patients who have good skin elasticity and muscle tone
  • Men and women with realistic expectations and a positive outlook about their liposuction results

How does liposuction work?

Both men and women can achieve dramatic results with this fat reduction surgery. If you are at or near your ideal body weight, liposuction can sculpt your body by removing unwanted fat. During this outpatient procedure, Dr. Mizuguchi will place a small incision in the target area to insert a cannula underneath the skin. With precision and a creative touch, he will use the cannula tool to loosen up stubborn fat cells to be suctioned out gently. Generally, the amount of fat that can safely be removed ranges from 1– 10 pounds. Once the fat reduction surgery is complete, Dr. Mizuguchi will suture up any incisions that he strategically placed in the target area so they are not easily seen once healed.

When is the right time to consider fat removal surgery?

For those patients planning or considering a liposuction procedure, the timing is a crucial factor. It can make all the difference in the efficiency and success of your liposuction recovery and getting satisfactory long-term results. As for the right time of year, it can be anytime! However, patients often look to the winter months as a perfect time to get their bodies "beach-ready" with liposuction. It is also easier to wear a compression garment when the temperature outside is colder. A compression garment is typically worn for a few weeks to control swelling and aid in the healing process. In wintertime, it will not only keep you warmer but can also be hidden by those extra layers of comfy clothes. By the time summertime rolls around, your compression garment can be gone, and you will be able to show off your new look.

Are you considering liposuction in Louisville, KY?

When diet and exercise can't help those pesky bulges in certain spots, fat removal surgery is an excellent option to sculpt and contour different areas, such as thighs, hips, flanks, abdomen, and more. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi personalizes each liposuction procedure to give his patients the results they deserve. To find out more or book a consultation, contact our office today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.