As you contemplate cosmetic surgery to enhance your figure by removing unwanted fat, liposuction should be the procedure that comes to mind first. It helps define body contours by eliminating excess fat cells and unwanted bulges in areas like the thighs, flanks, and abdomen. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chrisopher Livingston, performs liposuction to improve his patient’s body into a pleasing, curvaceous outline.
The procedure is suitable for women and men who want to look fit and trim. The starting point in the planning process starts with a consultation, so the surgeon and patient have an opportunity to learn methods, expectations, and desired goals. A liposuction consultation is when your doctor learns why you want the procedure, and you learn how he plans to help you achieve your goals. During this visit you should come with questions to help you understand more about liposuction and if it is right for you. Here is a question checklist which delves into the most crucial information on liposuction and if it can deliver the body you want and deserve.
Is My Surgeon Qualified?
The first question you must answer for yourself is the qualifications of your surgeon. Although general and cosmetic surgeons offer liposuction as well as any licensed physician, you should seek the services of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. They should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to ensure they have the most comprehensive training, accreditation, and are familiar with the most advanced techniques and technologies. No medical professional meets or exceeds the expertise or integrity demands of these healthcare professional.
How Often Does Your Surgeon Perform Liposuction?
Because of liposuction’s global popularity, many physicians offer the procedure as part of their cosmetic menu. However, not all physician are equal when it comes to surgery. You should question the frequency of liposuction surgeries performed by the surgeon you are considering. Although liposuction is a well-tested procedure, your doctor may not have the experience or training necessary to deal with the risks or potential complications that may arise.
What are the Risks of Liposuction?
Although liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted fat bulges, it is surgery, and all surgery has a certain amount of risk. These include skin ulcerations, sensation issues, embolism, blood clot, asymmetry, and swelling. Ask about these risks and more, and how your surgeon’s technique and surgical plan decreases the possibility of their occurrence.
How Much Time Does it Take to Recover?
Recovery is a personal issue for every patient. Different patients heal differently, but there are before surgery, and after surgery practices, you can implement to make your recovery process as quick and comfortable as possible. You should ask for a detailed list of things to do or avoid during the entire process, including before surgery, the day of operation, and during recovery.
Also, you should get a timeline as to when you can expect to return to work, strenuous activities, and exercising. Ask about diet, medications, and herbal supplements to take or avoid, and when you can expect to see your results.
If you are considering liposuction to improve your body outline, we ask you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Livingston to learn if the procedure is right for you. He is a renowned surgeon in the Houston area, the state of Texas and throughout America. He will be precise in explaining what you can expect from your results and how he plans to get you there. He also prides himself in the staff he has assembled to give you a pleasing, stress-free experience.