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The Importance of a Personal Consultation for Liposuction

Although liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the country, it is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. In fact, the range of what can be accomplished with liposuction is as varied as the many people who undergo this procedure every year. In order to get the most out of this highly effective body sculpting surgery, it is important to understand your options. That’s where a consultation with your liposuction surgeon comes in.

A consultation with a board-certified surgeon should answer all of your questions and help you figure out the best course of action for your procedure. If you are considering liposuction, you have probably already identified the problem areas that you want to address. The surgeon can apprise you of your options and recommend the best course of action to help you achieve the trim, sculpted figure you want.

In addition to discussing the area(s) you want to address, your consultation is your opportunity to find out everything you want to know about the liposuction procedure itself. Before you schedule a consultation, you should have a list of questions in mind to ask your surgeon.

  • What is the best liposuction technique for me?
  • What can I do to ensure the best possible outcome?
  • How long will the recovery period be for my particular procedure?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with the procedure?
  • Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

In addition during the consultation, the surgeon will begin to review your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for the elective procedure. Candidates for a cosmetic surgery should be in good health and need to screened for medical concerns that may increase risk of the surgery. Because this is an elective surgery all efforts should be taken to minimize risk. This includes time to do a proper preoperative evaluation before the surgery. A preoperative exam or evaluation is usually scheduled separately from the initial consultation.

Because liposuction can be used to treat so many areas of the body and the volume of fat removed will vary so much from person to person, it is important to get the specific answers you need about your procedure. You can do all the research you want before you schedule a consultation but, until you speak with your surgeon, you will only have a general idea about what to expect. Liposuction is a highly individualized procedure, so make sure you get individualized information. Contact liposuction specialist Dr. Wright today.