What to Expect in Liposuction Consultations

We’ll talk about your consultation for liposuction. When you come to see your surgeon, make sure to give him a complete list of your past history, and your medications, including herbal medications.

Certain herbal medications can interfere with bleeding, by interfering with platelets, and it’s important that you discuss those all with your physician, prior to the procedure, so that they don’t interfere, and cause complications.

Then your surgeon will examine you, and this will involve a detailed examination of the areas of concern, to assess whether there is an appropriate amount of fat there to remove.

What to Expect in Liposuction Consultations
What to Expect in Liposuction Consultations

What is the overlying skin? If there’s loose skin associated with the fat, it may be necessary to do a different type of procedure, such as a procedure involving removing or cutting the skin.

This would be for example, on the abdomen, an abdomenoplasty. If a patient has a lot of loose skin on their stomach or abdomen, then doing liposuction, and just removing fat, will not leave a desirable result, and it may be necessary to do a bigger procedure, such as removing skin through an abdomenoplasty, or a tummy tuck.

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