Spotlight: Liposuction Surgeons

  • Wednesday May 24, 2006 | Posted in: Liposuction Surgeons

    Getting a slim and fit body has never been so much easier than ever because of the presence of safe and advanced techniques employed in a body contouring procedure called liposuction. This procedure aims to get rid of stubborn, excess fats from specific areas of the body.

    People interested in liposuction need to be knowledgeable not only on the procedure they are about to undergo but on the specific plastic surgeon who is going to conduct the said procedure.

    It is needless to say that patients need to pick the right plastic surgeon to perform liposuction. Patients will most likely get the best results when they go to a board-certified liposuction surgeon. Doing this could spare the patient from any possible complications that may be incurred by irresponsible and incompetent surgeons.

    A liposuction surgeon is basically any plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction. He or she should have considerable knowledge on the techniques employed in the liposuction procedure such as tumescent liposuction, mini liposuction, and laser liposuction.

    There are a lot of advantages in choosing an experienced surgeon to perform liposuction. An experienced liposuction surgeon will be more adept at handling complications during surgery, if ever they arise. Aside from that, a surgeon who has performed many liposuction surgeries most likely have had ample time to master their skills and techniques.

    Below are sample guidelines that would help patients ensure that they choose the best possible liposuction surgeon:

    Board certification. A certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery is an indication that the surgeon has undergone extra training in the field of plastic surgery. This is also an assurance that the surgeon received his or her degree from a reputable medical school and has completed five years of residency.

    Special training. The surgeon should have had special training in body   contouring. He or she should have the surgical skill required to perform liposuction involving the removal of more than 5 liters (5,000 cc) of fat.

    Hospital privileges. The surgeon should have privileges to conduct liposuction at an accredited hospital.

    Area of specialization. It is a lot advisable to choose a plastic surgeon who considers liposuction as a major practice.

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