Good and Bad Plastic Surgery - How to Get Great Liposuction Results
In a recent LA Times article
, some excellent guidelines were
offered to help patients to get a better result from cosmetic surgery. With so
many celebrities in the spotlight, the media is constantly scrutinizing the
results of stars that have had “work done.” While some come out of the cosmetic
surgery office looking refreshed and well rested, others come out looking like
another person entirely. This can be the result of choosing the wrong
procedure, or it can be because they chose the wrong doctor. Either way, there
are several golden rules offered in the article that are worth mentioning.
- Choose a qualified physician – We talk about
this common issue often on our blog. Did you know that anyone who has a medical
license can say they are a cosmetic surgeon or do some cosmetic surgery? Well,
they can, so make sure you’re working with a proper board certified physician
with experience, references and a great reputation. Especially in the case of liposuction, make sure you are seeing a liposuction doctor who knows what he or she is doing.
- Don’t be swayed by bargains – There are cosmetic
“spas” popping up all across the United States. They are using marketing
techniques like Living Social and Groupon to pull in patients who want to look
great at a bargain. Beware of shopping by price – you may get what you pay for.
- Look for skill and artistry – Liposuction, like
all cosmetic surgery, is art, as well as science. The best liposuction doctors
know exactly which fatty deposits or fat pads to remove in order to achieve the
sleek, aesthetic look that patients seek. They also know when to stop. One of
the easiest errors to make is to remove too much subcutaneous fat from a
patient’s problem area. It’s important to know that your doctor has experience
and a great eye.
- Communicate – Make sure you talk about what you
really want with your doctor. If you don’t, your doctor won’t know and you may
come out with unrealistic expectations. Modeling, potential outcomes and
looking at before and after liposuction photos can help with this a lot because you’ll have
a better idea of what happens once you’re in the office, and what liposuction
is really used for and how it is effective.
- Mind details, be conservative – If you want
liposuction, optimally you are close to your ideal weight and you want to use
liposuction to remove the final excess fat that has not succumbed to being
controlled by diet and exercise. If you are looking for specific detailed
results, you are likely to get what you want, as opposed to trying to use
liposuction as a weight loss method or to completely change your appearance
- Have realistic expectations – One critical component
in liposuction, and all cosmetic surgery, is having realistic liposuction expectations.
Review before and after photos to see what is actually possible and then make
sure you understand what can be accomplished when you go and meet with your