Now that you’ve officially decided to move forward with a liposuction procedure it’s time to check the next big ticket item off of your list. It’s time to decide not on just any Physician, but a well-experienced Physician that is going to give you possible results you desire and one who had performed thousands of Liposuction procedures and many years of experience. Liposuction is a common procedure, but it does require skill, experience, and the right technologies so that chances are greater for smoother, more even, contoured results can be possibly achieved.
Selecting a well-experienced liposuction Doctor doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Dr. Melanie Carreon with LCS Medical Spa has put together a list of tips that can help you find an ideal doctor for your needs. Whether you’re looking for a seasoned liposuction Doctor in Seguin, Austin, New Braunfels, Houston or beyond, this list is sure to help you find what you’re looking for.
Know what you’re wanting to have done
Most patients know their problem areas and they know them well. By the time they are deciding to have liposuction, they have likely thought about it over and over again in their head. If your main problem area is stubborn fat that resides in your abdomen, explain this concern in detail during your consultation. If your surgeon tries to talk to you about getting additional areas done, it is something to consider, but if these areas do not bother you, then stay firm with you want to have done. A good liposuction surgeon will listen to what you want done, and offer suggestions, but ultimately the decision is yours.
Ask for recommendations
As luck would have it, you probably know someone, whether it be a friend, family member, or coworker, who has undergone a liposuction procedure. Ask around to discover who did their procedure and if they’d recommend their surgeon. This is a great way to not only find out who they recommend, but also to find out more about how their procedure went, if they’d change anything about it, or if they have any tips to help you set expectations with the procedure and recovery.
Do your own research
Virtually anything can be found online these days. A simple keyword search, such as “liposuction in Seguin, TX” will give you an idea of which doctors come highly recommended in your area. You can also take a deeper dive and look for patient reviews and feedback to learn more about how they really feel about their surgeon and if they’re happy with the results from their procedure.
Credentials and experience matters
When you meet with your surgeon take the time to ask important pertinent questions. Learn if your doctor is board certified and how long they’ve been in practice. Ask how long they’ve been performing liposuction procedures. Take it even a step further and find out how many liposuction procedures they’ve performed. A surgeon can have ten years of experience and still only have performed very little liposuction procedures. You want to ask the right questions in order to get the right answers and feel confident in your surgeon.
Ask for before and after photos
Before and after photos can provide excellent insight into the surgeon’s work. You can see firsthand what previous patients results look like and if that is something you’re happy with. Viewing these photos will also give you a chance to see what recovery is like and possible scarring. Remember not every patient is the same, so your results will differ from the photos.
Make sure they are current with technology. Technology is always bringing new and improved methods of surgery to the table. Check with your surgeon and ask if they are up to date on the newest methods associated with liposuction procedures. Some surgeons rely on traditional liposuction methods, which provide great results, but have longer recovery times, while others prefer to use newer methods that involve lasers and quicker recovery times. It’s wise to discuss the various methods and forms of technology that are available to you and see which method your surgeon suggests, along with the one you’re most comfortable with.
Take into account the cost
Lots of factors come into play when determining the cost of a liposuction procedure. The amount of fat to be removed, in addition to the number of areas that will undergo liposuction will make a big difference in pricing. Your surgeon should be able to provide specific pricing information during your consultation. If the price ends up being more than you anticipated, or if you’d prefer to pay monthly instead of one lump sum, discuss payment options with your surgeon. Many surgeons offer payment plans to help offset the cost of the procedure.
Make the most out of your consultation
Your consultation is the time to sit down with your surgeon and make sure you are on the same page with your goals and desired outcome. Use this time to interview your surgeon and have a list of relevant questions that you’d like to have answered. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions and make you feel at ease. Use this time to learn more about the liposuction procedure, how to prepare, what recovery will be like, and how soon you can expect to see results.
Now that you have a list of tips you can begin your search to locate the best liposuction doctor for your needs. If you still have questions or don’t know where to start then please give our Seguin, TX office a call. Dr. Melanie Carreon has performed over 3,000 liposuction surgeries and has the experience and possible results that you’re searching for. All Liposuction surgeries are performed in our AAAHC Accredited Outpatient Surgical Center. She has performed fat removal treatments on both men and women throughout the Seguin, Austin, Houston and New Braunfels areas, and beyond. Give us a call today to learn why so many patients are choosing LCS Medical Spa for their liposuction surgical needs.