Liposuction ranks among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US today. While the success rates in liposuction are very high, it is no guarantee that every procedure will deliver the best levels of satisfaction. To achieve a high rate of satisfaction, the patient should prepare well for a liposuction consultation and objectively determine their candidacy.
Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing liposuction and various other body contouring surgeries. Dr. Motykie encourages his patients to ask questions during the initial consultation and educates them on all aspects of liposuction. He provides liposuction surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Preparing for Consultation
With a little effort on preparation, the patient can expect to have a much more informative and useful consultation for liposuction plastic surgery. They should carefully evaluate their personal body contouring needs and aspirations. They should identify specific areas of the body where they feel particularly unhappy about excess fat deposits. All this information must be shared with the surgeon clearly during the first appointment.
The patient should check their health records to make a note of any serious medical conditions suffered in the past, the date of such illness and the treatment received. If any surgeries were performed in the past, they should be recorded along with the dates. If the patient has been taking any medications or herbal supplements, a list of names and dosages should be noted.
If the patient has had a history of smoking, drinking or drug use, they should take the surgeon into confidence and share the details frankly. These vital details will help the surgeon to formulate an appropriate liposuction surgery plan and ensure safe and optimal results. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.
Questions for the Surgeon
Prior to the first consultation for liposuction, the patient should start preparing a list of questions they would like to ask from the surgeon. Whenever a new question arises in the mind, they should add it to the list. A ready list of questions during the consultation will ensure that nothing important is missed out. An experienced surgeon will normally address all the questions in accurate details to help the patient make a well-informed decision.
If the patient is concerned about a highly invasive procedure, they should ask for various liposuction options, including laser, ultrasound and radio frequency assisted procedures to make the surgery less invasive. Non-surgical alternatives should also be discussed during the consultation. The patient should also satisfy themselves about the surgeon’s credentials, training and experience and request for patient testimonials and liposuction before and after photos.
Medical Terms to Know
The patient should familiarize themselves with common liposuction related terms such as tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction, ultrasound liposuction, local anesthesia and IV sedation, cannula and suction lipectomy. They should review a few fantastic and informative websites, online forums or books to learn about the latest techniques in liposuction surgery.
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