If you've exhausted efforts to eliminate your problem areas with diet and exercise, you may feel that liposuction is the next step to finally give you the curves and contours you desire. During your consultation, ask these four important questions to ensure your safety as you meet your cosmetic goals.
1. What Kind of Training Do You Have?
Liposuction is surgery, so you need to be sure you're entrusting your health and safety to a board certified surgeon. Choosing a surgeon who is highly trained and experienced is also the most reliable way to ensure that you see the best possible liposuction results.
2. How Often Do You Perform Liposuction?
The skill and ability of your surgeon will directly determine the quality of your outcome. In order to deliver dramatic yet natural-looking contours, a surgeon must have the kind of artistic skill that only comes with experience. Even if your surgeon is trained to perform liposuction, you may not see the best results if he or she doesn't practice body contouring on a regular basis.
3. Am I a Good Candidate?
Liposuction is best for patients who are at or near their target weight and have good skin elasticity that allows the skin to conform to the body's new contours. The secret for lasting liposuction results truly lies in your habits after surgery, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after lipo is essential in order to keep you new, slimmer figure.
4. What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Going into your procedure with unrealistic expectations is a surefire way to be disappointed with your results. Before surgery, make sure you understand what liposuction can and can't do and ask your surgeon what level of improvement you should expect to see after your procedure.