Whether you want cosmetic nose surgery, reconstructive, or liposuction surgery, choose the right plastic surgeon. The right surgeon should have the skills and experience to perform the surgery safely and deliver aesthetically pleasing work. Getting great liposuction results requires someone with a keen eye for aesthetics.
Here are a few pointers of what to look for when choosing a surgeon to perform your liposuction.
Board certification is not necessarily a prerequisite for performing liposuction. Any general surgeon can execute liposuction surgery. However, board certification is a rigorous process. One must complete at least six years of surgical training. Three of those six years must be a residency in plastic surgery.
They must also complete a series of examinations and medical education each year. One of these is in the field of patient safety. All these may not guarantee that your doctor is an expert in performing liposuction, but it will give you a level of comfort knowing that you are in the hands of a professional.
Each surgeon has a different set of skills that they acquire over time and through practice. Some can hone skills in more than one specialty. However, a surgeon who is the best in breast implant surgery is not necessarily the best liposuction surgeon. If they only have a few liposuction patients, they may not be the right fit.
When choosing a plastic surgeon for liposuction, make sure they have years of experience performing it. Also, make sure they are familiar with the various types and ways. Liposuction involves a variety of new technologies. You must find a person who has the knowledge and experience.
Safety is crucial even for a non-invasive procedure. It should be your surgeon’s priority. Ask them what they do to minimize risk and ensure safety. If safety is a priority, they will give you examples without hesitation.
Part of ensuring that you are safe is vetting the facility. Make sure the facility has proper accreditation. Proper accreditation ensures they adhere to a strict set of standards. These include safety, equipment, surgeon credentials, and staffing.
Some may call it a sixth sense. Others may say they prefer a surgeon who is of their gender. Whatever your preference, make sure you feel a partnership between you and your surgeon. If you do not trust them, you do not have to move forward with them.
Carefully research about your surgeon and discuss your wants and needs with them. Listen to hear whether they understand what you are asking. Are they treating you holistically by asking you questions and answering yours? Do they take your medical history into account? If you still feel uncomfortable, it may be a red flag.
To have total confidence, you must check what other people say about the surgeon. Read up or ask around. It will provide insight into how the surgeon performs, not only in their medical practice but also in customer service. Patient reviews will reflect their experience on waiting times, staff friendliness, and whether the quote was all-inclusive.
For more on liposuction, visit Aron Kressel, MD, at our office in Park Avenue, New York. You can call (212) 772-6968 today to schedule an appointment.