What to Ask Your Beverly Hills Liposuction Surgeon
Key Questions We Recommend Having Answered
For men and women considering liposuction, the process begins with setting up a consultation. While this first meeting with your plastic surgeon will be a good time for you to get important information about the procedure and what to expect, it’s also the best time for you to ask questions. Here are a few to keep in mind.
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How Often Do You Perform Lipo?
Since liposuction is the most popular procedure in the world, it’s natural to assume that most plastic surgeons have quite a bit of experience in performing lipo. In reality, this may not always be the case. Since the majority of surgeons perform a variety of different procedures for their patients, some will definitely see a greater number of liposuction appointments than others.
Although there are a few different specific techniques that can be used for body sculpting, what matters far more than whether you choose laser liposuction or tumescent lipo is whether or not your surgeon has the right combination of skills and experience to give you the results you deserve. A surgeon who spends far more time performing liposuction is simply going to give you superior results compared to a surgeon who only sees a few lipo patients a year.
What Board Certifications Do You Hold?
Surgeons performing lipo don’t require any type of special training other than a license to practice medicine. This factor combined with the seeming simplicity of liposuction and its popularity among patients has led many doctors who are not board-certified plastic surgeons to offer liposuction procedures from their office.
A board certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in body sculpting are really the only two options you should consider when it comes down to setting up your liposuction appointment. These classifications add an extra level of assurance that you’ll be putting your body into experienced hands that are fully capable of giving you outstanding body sculpting results, an outcome that’s far more complex than less experienced practitioners typically realize.
What’s the Financial Bottom Line?
While cost may not be at the forefront of your considerations when it comes to looking and feeling your best, finances are an important part of evaluating the liposuction process. There are many facilities out there that have a number of hidden fees, springing them on the patient at the last minute, or worse, even after their procedure.
The best way to prevent this possibility is to ask for the bottom up front at your consultation. In your pre-consultation research, you should plan on looking at the average liposuction costs throughout the Los Angeles area so you have a good idea of what number range to expect. This helps you determine if an estimate is far too low, which could indicate getting hit with extra fees later on.
Getting Great Results
While all these questions are a great start to a positive experience, be sure to keep a notepad or your cell phone handy to jot down any other concerns that come up before your consultation. Most patients forget the questions they had in mind unless they’re written down because there’s so much new information coming in at that initial appointment. Above all, you should feel comfortable during your consultation and leave your first meeting with your surgeon feeling confident about moving forward with the right choice of surgeon, plus a better idea of what to expect.
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