In 2016, liposuction, were the number two most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States, with over 222,500 procedures completed. Why do so many people choose the semi-invasive technique for looking better? A good reason is that, liposuction can provide very specific body sculpting to achieve the exact individually body sculpting results for the patient that will last for years to come. This minimally invasive technique is done on an outpatient basis and requires only a few days of recovery time.

Although, not every cosmetic procedure will provide the same, patient satisfying results. The key to an effective and safe liposuction procedure is by being as informed as you can about the process.

Ask your Surgeon the following questions during the initial liposuction consultation, which should then spark a more complex discussion of what you can expect from your liposuction procedure.

Are you a certified American Board of Plastic Surgery Surgeon?

For the safest results, only choose a surgeon who has years of liposuction experience. Ask about any unique training they have received, as well as continuing education credits. It’s all about their experience, training and board certification. Also, ask the doctor if they are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This will immediately tell you that the physician has undergone extensive training in their specialty and routinely passes rigorous board certification exams.

Where will they perform your liposuction procedure?

Liposuction surgery is normally performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you will be at home resting the same day of your surgery. You will need a ride home, after the liposuction procedure, so keep that in mind. Before you schedule your treatment, understand the details about where your surgeon does his liposuction procedure. Does they use an in-office based treatment room, maybe a day surgery facility, or a local area hospital? Not to worry these are all acceptable places, just make sure it is an accredited facility.

What liposuction Procedures do you perform?

There are many different liposuction type surgery’s available by today Cosmetic Surgeon, and the correct technique for your particular situation will depend on several factors, including the treatment location, extent of body correction desired and your doctor’s personal protocols. A skilled Surgeon will be experienced in a variety of Lipo techniques..

Are the results of a liposuction procedure permanent?

One of the best parts of any liposuction surgery is the fat cells that are removed do not return. But, the surrounding fatty tissue in your body can still expand with future weight gain. As changes can be expected in your body over the following years that may exacerbate fat accumulation, including normal aging, weight fluctuations and pregnancy. Ask your surgeon how to best maintain your liposuction results for the long-term. Your Surgeon should be able to advise you on retaining your desired physical appearance and explain the chances of needing a repeat treatment in the future.

Liposuction can be a great way to achieve the overall look you are after for your body, just do your home work when choosing the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for the job. The results from liposuction need to look natural. A talented surgeon can offer suggestions for eliminating frustrating layers of abdominal fat using effective liposuction methods,

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