Your plastic surgery consultation is the perfect time to speak with your surgeon and get any questions answered. Plastic surgery can be confusing. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and ask your surgeon any questions that might be giving you pause.
Specifically, those considering liposuction contouring may want to keep these particular questions in mind:
1. What Types of Liposuction Are Available?
Advancements in medical technology have created several different liposuction methods that may be available to you. These include traditional tumescent lipo, laser lipo, ultrasonic lipo and many more. There are also liposuction alternatives such as Exilis nonsurgical fat reduction, which achieves body contouring without surgery. Each approach will have different costs and recovery times can vary from method to method. Do your research, and review all options available to make sure your results turn out the way you want.
2. Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo?
While most of us could do with a little cosmetic contouring, not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction or nonsurgical body contouring. The best candidates will be in good mental and physical health and will have reached their goal weight through safe dietary changes and exercise. Check with your surgeon to make sure you’re a good fit for the procedure you’re considering.
3. What Will My Results Look Like?
Studies show that patients who go into cosmetic procedures with realistic expectations are happier with their final results. Discuss this with your surgeon so you know what to expect from your procedure. You may also want to ask about the recovery process so that there are no surprises after your surgery is finished. Ask your surgeon how much time you should plan on setting aside for recovery so that you’re fully informed before your big day.