How to Find the Right Plastic Surgeon for Liposuction

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You have made the decision to have liposuction to treat areas of stubborn fat and give you the curves that will fill out that beautiful little black dress just like you want, but how do you choose the right liposuction surgeon? While liposuction is a safe procedure, choosing the right plastic surgeon can make all the difference when it comes to your liposuction results.

Look for Board Certification

While one would assume that any surgeon offering liposuction is qualified and trained in the procedure, the truth is that is not always the case. Many general surgeons can perform liposuction, but the results you receive may not be what you are really looking for. When researching a plastic surgeon, you want to make sure your surgeon is trained and experienced in liposuction and board certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Ask About Liposuction Experience

Just because your surgeon is board certified and trained in liposuction, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are experienced with liposuction. Providing quality liposuction results that offer natural-looking curves and no visible scars takes skill and experience that surgeons learn over time and through providing numerous liposuction procedures. It is a good idea to ask about how many liposuction procedures your surgeon does throughout the year and how long they have been performing liposuctions.

A surgeon that specializes in breast augmentation may only do a few liposuctions a year and may not be your best choice for a liposuction procedure.

Look for Aesthetic Sense That Matches Your Goals

Your liposuction goals may not be the same as someone else and what you find attractive may also differ. When choosing a liposuction surgeon, it is important to take time going over before and after photos that highlight the results the surgeon achieves with a liposuction procedure. When looking at photos, look for before pictures similar to your body type and results that match your desired goals. For example, if you carry the extra weight on your hips as opposed to your tummy, look for before photos that match and then see how the liposuction procedure addressed these issues. This will give you a clear picture of the results you can expect.

Where Is the Procedure Being Performed?

Liposuction can be performed in a surgeon’s office, an outpatient surgery center, or in a hospital. You want to ask questions about where the procedure will be performed, what type of anesthesia will be used, and are they prepared if complications arise. You want to confirm that the facility is accredited for these procedures and that the doctor responsible for your anesthesia is also board certified.

Are You Comfortable?

Choosing any form of plastic surgery is a major step and it is important that you feel comfortable along the way. While a friend or family member may praise a surgeon that performed their procedures, you may find that you just don’t connect with that surgeon or the people in the office. You want to find a surgeon that you connect with. Do you feel comfortable asking them questions and do you feel that you are receiving honest answers? You want to find a surgeon that you feel 100% comfortable with and this includes their support staff as well. Remember that this is a procedure of choice, and you should feel as though your concerns and questions are being answered and addressed. Above all else, you should feel comfortable throughout every step of the procedure.

Choosing the right liposuction surgeon can make all the difference when it comes to your liposuction results. Take your time and find the board-certified surgeon that makes you feel the most comfortable, is honest with their answers to your questions, and provides before and after photos that best match your goals in order to achieve the best results.

How to Find the Right Plastic Surgeon for Liposuction
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How to Find the Right Plastic Surgeon for Liposuction
Dr. Scot Martin in Las Cruces addresses things to consider when choosing the right plastic surgeon for your liposuction procedure.
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