Introduction: Liposuction Questions
If you are considering having liposuction, then you must have a lot of liposuction questions. As a patient, it is extremely important that you ask questions in order to help you choose the right liposuction procedure and the right plastic surgeon. Patients are encouraged to ask their chosen plastic surgeon their liposuction questions. Not only should the plastic surgeon have in-depth knowledge of the procedure, he or she should be able to explain it to the patient in such a manner so that they understand the answer.
Liposuction Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Overview
With over 400,000 liposuction procedures performed annually in the United States, many prospective patients have questions about this popular fat removal treatment. Asking the right liposuction questions during your consultation can help you make an informed decision.
Finding the Right Liposuction Surgeon
Choosing your surgeon is the most important liposuction preparation step. Important questions include:
- Are you board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? This ensures proper accredited training.
- How many years have you been performing liposuction procedures? Look for substantial experience.
- What is your specialty and focus area? Some concentrate on liposuction more than others.
- May I see your before and after liposuction photos from real patients? This helps gauge skill level.
- In which accredited surgical facilities do you operate? Office-based, hospitals and stand-alone centers vary.
Selecting an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with hospital privileges ensures safety and quality care.
Understanding Your Liposuction Options
There are various liposuction techniques you may ask about:
- What is tumescent liposuction? How does it differ from laser (SmartLipo) or ultrasound (Vaser) lipo?
- Do you recommend power-assisted liposuction? If so, for which areas?
- What anesthesia options do you offer (local, IV sedation, general)?
- Which liposuction method do you think is best for my treatment goals?
- How much experience do you have with these specific liposuction techniques?
The right technique depends on the areas being treated and your surgeon’s expertise.
Determining If You Are a Good Candidate
It’s important to understand if you meet the criteria for liposuction:
- Am I a good candidate based on my health history and desired results?
- What are your selection criteria in terms of age, weight, skin elasticity, etc?
- Should I try to lose some weight first before considering liposuction?
- Do I have any health conditions that could impact my eligibility?
- What can I realistically expect from my custom treatment plan?
Realistic expectations are key for satisfactory outcomes.
Recovery and Self-Care After Liposuction
Be sure to understand the recovery timeline and process:
- What will my recovery be like in the first 1-2 weeks after surgery?
- How long until I can return to work and my normal exercise routine?
- Will I need to wear a compression garment? For how long?
- What side effects like swelling, bruising, or numbness may occur?
- How can I best care for my healing and scars after liposuction?
Preparing mentally and logistically for recovery facilitates patient safety and comfort.
Specific Liposuction Questions
What can I do to improve the boxy appearance of my hips and create a more rounded and feminine silhouette?
You would be a great candidate for high-definition liposuction, which would help your overall body contour. This should ideally involve three important elements to achieve the best results: VASER technology, PowerX liposuction cannulas, and Cool Helium Plasma skin tightening.
Liposuction of flanks, back, and abdomen. Will liposuction be my best option?
You would make a great candidate for high-definition liposuction. All of the areas that you discussed can be treated at once and help you achieve beautiful contour. Keep in mind that to have the best results your procedure should include three important elements: VASER technology, PowerX liposuction cannulas, and Cool Helium Plasma skin tightening, especially if there are areas of excess skin redundancy
I have fat that just stores in my stomach I can’t get rid of it – will liposuction help?
High-definition liposuction with VASER technology will melt away the fat and provide you with a wonderful result and no fat in your abdomen. After the VASER, however, you need Cool Helium Plasma skin tightening to tighten your skin back up and give you a perfect tone.
How much (on average) does liposuction cost for the abdomen?
Abdominal liposuction can cost between $6-8k and $8-12 with comprehensive abdominal etching. Keep in mind that for best results high-definition liposuction should be done, which ideally involves three key elements: VASER technology, PowerX liposuction cannulas, and Cool Helium Plasma skin tightening, especially for areas of excess skin redundancy.
Do you think I’m a good candidate for liposuction only?
Liposuction would give you wonderful results, but you must find a surgeon that uses VASER high-definition liposuction to really sculpt your abdomen. VASER will melt away your fat with Power X Canulas to take out the fat and provide you with a strong core. Cool Helium Plasma skin tightening is necessary to tighten your skin and give you the tight look you are looking for. With these three modalities, you will get a tight abdomen that can only be achieved with VASER. A consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will benefit you best. Most doctors, including myself, do phone consultations with photos. I highly recommend arranging for a consult with a doctor to discuss your plan!
Why do I have bumps and uneven results 3 weeks post-liposuction?
Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon result for traditional liposuction. Traditional liposuction that has been around for decades doesn’t allow for surgeons to completely suck out the fat. If you are a lucky one who is able to get away with a positive result after a few months, then I am so happy for you, however, the best way to fix these problems is high-definition liposuction with VASER technology. VASER HD Lipo removes ALL fat after melting it into a butter-like consistency. This makes sure that the fat comes out and any minimal fat that is left behind will be flat.
Can anyone advise whether it’s possible to fix the dents in my thighs from liposuction?
This happens often with traditional liposuction and I am not at all surprised that this happened. Fortunately, there is a new type of liposuction that can fix this that only some doctors utilize because it takes a lot of training and resources. This is HD Liposuction with VASER technology. This type of lipo will completely melt the fat that is left from your previous liposuction. After it is melted, it can be taken out safely and effectively without the lumps. Learn more about it below! It would be absolutely perfect for you.
This is a great question that I’m sure many patients have. While it is difficult to be sure that what I tell you is the case without pictures, I would think that high-definition liposuction with VASER technology would be best for you. So many women don’t like their lateral thighs and I often treat patients with this issue using HD lipo. It completely melts the fat and then takes it out, creating an even contour so it won’t be bumpy. The cost varies per procedure, patient body, location of office, etc. The most expensive part is taking out the fat, and putting it back somewhere (like a BBL) is the easy part. If you have questions, be sure to speak with a board-certified surgeon who has experience with VASER and HD Liposuction. There are not many!
What can I do for uneven inner thigh pockets?
These results can only be revised with Vaser HD liposuction. Vaser technology has revolutionized the liposuction revision industry. I get many cases like this in my clinic. Vaser liposuction includes emulsifying the fat cells which ensures a smooth and even dispersal. Oftentimes, we don’t even have to remove any fat if the patient doesn’t want to. Jplasma skin tightening can also be applied during the procedure to address loose skin. A Skype consultation with a trained Vaser specialist is recommended to provide additional information.
I have stubborn fat in my abdomen area. what are my options?
Based on your photos, you are a perfect candidate for HD Vaser Liposuction. Vaser technology allows us to reach further than the superficial layer of fat that traditional liposuction is limited to. It can reach deep fat layers and remove 30-40% more fat than traditional liposuction procedures. We can also couple this with Renuvion JPlasma skin tightening to address any loose skin throughout the procedure. I recommend a Skype consultation with a trained Vaser Liposuction specialist to allow for a full body examination and to answer any follow-up questions you may have.
Conclusion: Liposuction Questions
Taking the time to thoroughly research board-certified surgeons and ask the right liposuction questions during your consultation can help you achieve the best results. Being well-informed on the procedure, techniques, expectations, and recovery empowers patients to make confident choices.