If you have stubborn areas of fat that will not go away despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, then liposuction may be the ideal solution for you. When you visit a plastic surgeon to learn about liposuction, there are several questions that you may want to ask to learn more about the procedure:
- Am I a Good Candidate?
Liposuction is not the ideal procedure for everyone. Those who are severely overweight or who have skin that has lost its elasticity may not be candidates for liposuction but may be candidates for other procedures that your plastic surgeon can perform. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine if you are an appropriate candidate for liposuction.
- What Results Can I Expect?
It is important to have a realistic idea of what liposuction can do for you before you undergo the procedure. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about the body contours that you can expect after surgery.
- Do You Have Before and After Photos Available?
Many plastic surgeons will have before and after photographs available for you to review so that you can get an idea of what liposuction can do for you. Viewing photographs can often provide you with a better idea of the results that may be possible.
- What are the Possible Complications?
Most medical procedures carry a small risk of complications, so it is important to ask your plastic surgeon about the particular risks that you will face by undergoing liposuction. You should also inform your surgeon of any health conditions that may complicate the procedure.
- How Long Will Recovery Take?
The amount of time that it will take for you to recover from liposuction will depend upon your procedure. Before scheduling your procedure, be sure that you will be able to spend an adequate amount of time resting to ensure a full recovery.
Dr. Greg Mesna can provide detailed answers to your questions about liposuction during a surgical consultation. To learn more about liposuction, call Mesna Plastic Surgery today at (612) 284-8672.