How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon You Feel Comfortable With
Unlike most medical surgeries, plastic surgery is typically a choice that patients make to have done to their body’s. As an elective surgery, it’s not only important to ensure that you decide on the exact results you want to obtain from surgery but that you choose a surgeon that you are comfortable with as well. Read on to learn more about how you can choose the right plastic surgeon for you.
Ask Questions During Your Initial Consultation
Your surgeon won’t perform surgery on you until you have an initial consultation with them. During your initial consultation, you and your surgeon will go over what results you would like to see, what recovery time will be like, and they will answer any questions that you may have. in order to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible with your surgeon, bring a list of questions to your consultation for them to answer. Potential questions include:
- How long have you been practicing for?
- How many types of this particular surgery have you done?
- Where did you receive training?
- Are you board certified?
- If I have questions after surgery, who can I call?
- What if there are complications during my surgery?
Are they listening?
A good plastic surgeon will pay close attention to what you are looking for and will help to answer any questions that you may have. Make sure that the surgeon you pick listens to all of your wants, desires, and concerns and helps to make you feel at ease. The last thing you want is to feel like your plastic surgeon still isn’t getting what you are looking for.
The last thing you want on the day of surgery is to walk into the waiting room and not feel comfortable with the surgeon who will be working on you. However, by following the tips listed above, you can choose a surgeon that fits and matches your needs.
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- Published in Plastic Surgery
Liposculpture vs. Liposuction
When it comes to seeking out weight loss options for you and your body, you have more than likely already heard of liposuction and have maybe even given it some consideration. As one of the most popular ways to rid your body of stubborn fats, liposuction can help you target areas all around your body. Although you may have heard of liposuction, have you heard of liposculpture? By offering both procedures at our Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants office, we know that each procedure is unique and important in their own ways. Read on to learn more.
Liposuction is a fairly invasive plastic surgery procedure that involves making incisions into either your abdomen, upper thighs, or upper arms (common stubborn fat areas) in order to get rid of unwanted fat. Once the incision has been made, the surgeon will then be able to access the fat tissues and scrape them away. Once they have been scraped away, the surgeon will then use a vacuum device, called a cannula, to suction up all of the unwanted fat. Afterwards, your incision site will be stitched up and you will be ready for recovery.
Liposculpture is a procedure that is very similar to liposuction but it is used to target smaller areas of the body including knees, neck, and smaller parts of the abdomen. During the liposculpture procedure, a small incision will be made into the skin and then a micro-cannula will be inserted in order to remove.
So what are the differences?
As you can see, there are many commonalities of both liposuction and liposculpture— the only differences really being that liposuction is used on larger areas of the body, whereas liposculpture is used to treat small areas of the body.
What is recovery like?
Recovery for both liposuction and liposculpture will require that you wear a compression style sleeve or device in order to hold your surgical site in place as it heals properly. Also, depending on the area of the body, you will likely have to wear some sort of drain for the first day after your surgery in order to drain your body of any excess fats or fluids.
To learn more about either liposuction or liposculpture, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants office today.
- Published in Liposuction