Top Ten Questions for Your Plastic Surgeon about Liposuction

Liposuction is a topic that many are interested in. Since liposuction is real surgery, you’ll undoubtedly want to be inquisitive with your plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure. So, check out some of our tips for making the most out of your consultation with a plastic surgeon about liposuction.
1. Inquire about the various types of surgical fat reduction techniques and why your plastic surgeon feels his or her selection is the best choice for you.   Ask specifically how the proposed technique will enhance the area(s) you are concerned about.
2. Find out about all of the benefits and risks associated with the proposed procedure. Typically, the benefits outweigh the risks, but it is wise to be able to make a well-educated decision.
3. Ask about where the incisions will be located and how long the incisions will be. Usually, liposuction incisions are barely visible and scars fade over time. It’s also great to know that incisions are usually placed in discreet locations.
4. Review your complete medical history, including medications or supplements that you may be taking so that your plastic surgeon can best prepared to avoid unnecessary risks during your procedure. You may need to stop taking certain drugs in the weeks before your procedure.
5. Review lifestyle habits with your plastic surgeon, such as, fitness nutrition and smoking. Proper nutrition and fitness are important to maintain longevity in results from the procedure. Smoking and other unhealthy lifestyle habits may create risks during surgery or adversely affect the appearance of results.
7. Inquire about the post-operative instructions that you will need to follow so you can have a smooth recovery and optimize results. Usually, you’ll be returning to normal activities the day after the liposuction procedure, but you’ll want to purchase recovery aids before the procedure. A compression garment, gauze pads, ice packs and soft foods are often on the recovery aid list.
8. Identify the quality of the facility by asking your plastic surgeon if the facility where you will be having your procedure is fully accredited. Safety is a top priority for any plastic surgery procedure.
9. Identify the level of support you will receive from your plastic surgeon and staff members following the procedure. For example, will you be able to contact the office 24 hours a day 7 days a week, if necessary?
10. Inquire about your plastic surgeon’s type of board certification, plastic surgery training, and extent of experience with the liposuction procedure. There are many types of boards in the field of plastic surgery, but only the American Board of Plastic Surgery is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
If you are interested in liposuction, call board certified Dr. David Abramson, Englewood New Jersey and New York, New York plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation at (201) 568-6977 or (212) 774-1828.

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