How to Prepare for Your Liposuction Consultation

Liposuction is easily one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures across the United States. It boasts high success rates among patients, but one of the most effective ways to ensure you love your results is by consulting with your board certified plastic surgeon. This can be one of the most important conversations you have with your chosen plastic surgeon, so here’s just a few ways to make sure that you’re prepared.

Prepare for Your Consultation

Your liposuction consultation is all about preparation. When you come in to speak with plastic surgeon, you’ll get a customized, professional recommendation about your chosen procedure and how you can achieve your results. You may have a basic understanding of liposuction, but your plastic surgeon can tell you more about their preferred approaches and techniques. In order to create a customized treatment plan, your plastic surgeon will consider your personal needs and wishes about contouring your body. You should be prepared to explain in detail the specific areas of your body you are unhappy with and want to change. Generally, areas that can be improved with liposuction procedure are those that have excess, stubborn fat that you’ve been unable to eliminate through traditional dieting and exercise. Don’t hold back and always be open and honest with your plastic surgeon.

You should also be ready to discuss your up-to-date health history. If you haven’t seen your regular physician in a long time, you should make sure to get a physical before seeing your plastic surgeon. You’ll need to disclose any illnesses, medical conditions, and treatments you’ve received for them. You should also inform your plastic surgeon of prior surgeries you’ve undergone and when they were done. The names of medications and supplements and their dosages should also be brought with you.

Even if you have a history of smoking and alcohol or drug use, you should make sure to discuss it with your plastic surgeon. This way, your plastic surgeon can recommend specific steps before and after your procedure to make sure you achieve your best results.

Ask Plenty of Questions

Before you have your initial liposuction consultation, you should prepare a list of questions you want to ask your plastic surgeon. If a new question suddenly pops up in your mind, jot it down so it can be added to your list. Having a list is the best way to get all the answers you have for any questions, and also ensures that you don’t miss out on anything you forgot about. Your plastic surgeon can answer all of your questions and provide you with a detailed answer so that you can make an educated decision on what you want. Even if it seems like a simple question, you may get valuable insight from your plastic surgeon that can help your decision-making process. The best plastic surgeons can help you make the decision that’s right for you – even if the best decision is a different procedure or no procedure at all.

If you have concerns about your procedure being too invasive, you should talk about it. That’s because plastic surgeons tend to have a variety of techniques available at their disposal for this reason. Chances are, your plastic surgeon can modify your procedure by using different tools and technology to make the surgery less invasive. They can also recommend different treatments entirely for your goals.

Lastly, it’s very important to ask about your plastic surgeon. You should make sure to verify any credentials and ask them how long they’ve been practicing their chosen specialty. One of the best ways to verify your plastic surgeon’s skills is by looking at before-and-after photos. If they seem repetitive or look too similar, it’s likely that your plastic surgeon won’t be able to tailor their techniques to your intended results. You should always choose a plastic surgeon who specializes in your procedure, too!

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to have a successful consultation with your plastic surgeon, then your next step is scheduling an appointment. To meet with Dr. Sarraga at our Aventura office, we invite you to contact our team by calling or filling out our online form.