Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that removes unwanted pockets of fat from the body. It is recommended for patients of average body weight with areas of fat that are not responding to diet and exercise. This outpatient procedure allows patients to enjoy a better body contour. To help ensure a successful liposuction result, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
Where Liposuction Works
There are a number of trouble spots where liposuction may be used as an effective treatment, including:
• Neck and Chin
The best locations for liposuction are areas where there is good skin elasticity. SmartLipo uses a laser to help tighten the skin to achieve better results. In areas where skin has become too lax, other cosmetic procedures may be performed to help achieve the best possible outcome. Your doctor should be able to provide you with more information about where liposuction tends to provide the best results.
Choosing a Doctor
The right physician can make all the difference in the success of your liposuction treatment. Be certain to consult directly with a board certified plastic surgeon. You should avoid practices like Sono Bello San Diego. This is a national company that markets heavily and then hires doctors to perform the procedures. Sono Bello consultations are not usually performed by a plastic surgeon, but by high pressure sales people. It is easy to research Sono Bello on the internet where one can find numerous complaints.
So, when you begin the search for a plastic surgeon, consider the following factors:
• Board certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Membership with a reputable organization, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Extensive experience with liposuction
• Spends ample time with each patient to collect a full medical history and answer questions
• Support staff that makes patients feel comfortable and relaxed about the procedure ahead
An experienced physician will be able to explain to the patient why a specific procedure might be the best choice, based on the results the patient hopes to achieve. The doctor should also provide patients with plenty of information about what to expect during the procedure, what the recovery will be like and when results will become apparent. Be sure to look at before and after photos of previous patients.
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. By educating yourself about the procedure and potential outcome, you are more likely to be satisfied with the results of your own treatment. For more information about liposuction, or any plastic surgery treatment, contact Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery today!