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Prepare for Your Liposuction Consultation with this Checklist

Okay, you’ve made your decision. You are tired of walking around with those pesky fat pads diet and exercise ignore. You’ve lost the weight, and you’re proud of the results, but you’re not finished, and you need help. Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted fat cells to deliver the body you’ve been working hard to achieve. Now that you’ve made up your mind, it’s time to learn more about the procedure. Although you can learn a lot from the internet, the best source of information is a board-certified plastic surgeon that offers body contouring services.

The first step toward attaining the body you want through liposuction is to schedule a consultation. The next thing you must do is to prepare for this appointment by making a list. This list includes questions you want answered to address any concerns you might have about the procedure. Here are some examples of questions to ask your surgeon during your consultation:


What Are the Risks and Potential Complications?

Liposuction is surgery, and with any surgery, there are risks. The best way to minimize these risks is to prepare and choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well versed in body contouring procedures like liposuction. Although liposuction is a well-tested procedure that has provided millions of patients with great results, any medical doctor can perform the surgery legally. Plastic surgeons are the best healthcare professionals adequately trained to minimize the risks and meet any potential complication during surgery. They not only are trained in aesthetics, but also in reconstructive surgery. Surgeons who are board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery must participate in continuing education to ensure they offer the latest techniques and technologies. They must also maintain the highest ethical standards in medicine.

Where Will My Surgery Take Place?

Not only is it essential to choose a qualified surgeon, but his staff and facilities must be certified. During your consultation, you should ask where the surgery will take place, and if you can have a tour. Is it an accredited surgical center? Will your operation be done discreetly? Will you be made comfortable and treated with care?


What Areas of My Body Can be Safely Treated?

Although liposuction is suitable for multiple sites like the arms, neck, flanks, hips, abdomen, and more, you should confirm which best apply to you with your surgeon. After a thorough examination, your surgeon can determine if they can treat your troubled area safely and efficiently.


How Soon Will I See My Results?

There are multiple factors which determine your healing process and how soon you will realize your results. Your surgeon will give you a detailed list of what you can do to accelerate your healing and see your results as quickly as possible. These instructions are for before surgery and during your recovery. Although healing varies in patients, there is a benchmark that will give you some idea of when you can expect to look your best. Although you will see improvement immediately, the final results will become apparent once the swelling subsides, which can take several weeks.


Other Questions to Ask

The questions above are key to bringing you peace of mind as you approach your surgery date. Consider asking these as well:

  • Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
  • What liposuction technique do you recommend?
  • How are complications handled?
  • What can I expect from the results?
  • How can I maintain the results?
  • How can I visualize the results?

Make sure any concerns you have with the operation is brought up during your consultation. The information you gain allows you to control any apprehensions you may have to move forward to get the body you want.


Schedule a Consultation

To learn everything you need to know about liposuction surgery, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Montante.

Call (804) 325-4795 or Contact Us today!