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What questions should i ask before liposuction?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
? 2 self & ? 2 Doc: There are questions you should ask yourself such as have you done your best to achieve overall weight control through diet & exercise, then ask yourself if you have realistic expectations. Then there are questions to your doctor such as the risks, alternatives and benefits of surgery. Reviewing photos of similar body shaped individuals as well as referrals are an important part of the evaluation.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Many: You should ask your board certified plastic surgeon all the questions you can think of. It is important to know if you are a good candidate, if you are at your ideal weight, type of liposuction and anesthesia, experience, before and after photos, recovery time, etc...
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Experience: Liposuction is very safe and effective if performed by an experienced and qualified physician using local tumescent anesthesia. Ask the doctor where they got their training (in formalized residency or fellowship, not a weekend course), how many cases they've done, complications, how many "redos", pictures of before and afters, if under local or general anesthesia (more dangerous under general).

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