Key Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before a Lipoplasty

  1. Are you board certified and if so, by what board?
  2. How many years of formal plastic surgery training have you had?
  3. How liposuction procedures have you done and for how many years have you done them?
  4. Do you have hospital privileges to perform liposuction?
  5. If so, at which hospitals?
  6. What is the difference between the various lipo procedures?
  7. Is there an advantage of  Laserlipo, Smartlipo, ultrasonic lipo, water jet lipo?
  8. Is liposuction a weight reduction treatment?
  9. Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
  10. What type of anesthesia do you use and why?
  11. Where will the procedure be performed: office-based surgical facility, free standing ambulatory surgical facility, or hospital?
  12. Who will administer and monitor the anesthesia: a board certified M.D. anesthesiologist, a nurse or the operating surgeon?
  13. What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  14. When can I get back to my normal routine?
  15. How long do I need to be off of work?
  16. When can I resume exercising and physical activity?
  17. Will the fat return to the area that was treated?
  18. What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
  19.  Can I do multiple areas at the same time?
  20.  Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
  21. Will I be wearing any special garments after the surgery?
  22. When should I expect to see the final result of the procedure?
  23. What kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  24. Can you assist in arranging for any post-op caregiver that I may need?
  25. What do you recommend for me pre-operatively to prepare for the procedure?
  26. Will I see you during my post-operative visits and how often?
  27. What will be expected of me to get the best cosmetic results?
  28. What happens if I gain weight?

Considering another aesthetic (cosmetic) procedure? Click here for some key questions to ask at your consultation. 

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