Liposuction doctors are surgeons specializing in the removal of excess fat from the body. Liposuction doctors are not only performing surgery, they are sculpting the body. Liposuction requires technical skill and an artistic sensibility to create proportionate, aesthetically pleasing results.
Liposuction is a specific type of cosmetic surgery requiring training and continuous practice. It is important to find a doctor that has the experience and skill to perform successful liposuction.
Liposuction doctors may be board-certified as such. If a doctor is board-certified in a different specialty or a non-surgical specialty, he may not be as knowledgeable as a certified liposuction doctor. A surgeon with extensive experience in liposuction will be better qualified to handle any complications that arise during the procedure.
Liposuction doctors may have their own preferred methods of liposuction, such as tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, or laser liposuction. If you have a preference, be sure to use this information to screen potential doctors. The technique used can make a significant difference in the length of the surgery, length of recovery time, and potential risks and side effects.
Since liposuction impacts the appearance of the body, a surgeon specializing in liposuction needs to have an artistic eye and skilled hand needed to sculpt the body’s contours. A prospective patient should look at the before and after photos of doctors’ work, especially images of the specific body areas where the patient is considering having liposuction.
Because new techniques are always being innovated in the field of cosmetic surgery, liposuction doctors need to stay abreast of current trends. Professional organizations and participation with medical schools indicate continued education on the part of the surgeon. A good liposuction surgeon has a combination of education and experience.
Liposuction doctors are trained in safe surgery practices. While all types of surgery have risks, responsible doctors follow all reasonable precautions to minimize the risk of complications. State medical boards put limits on the amount of body fat that can be safely removed via liposuction. An ethical doctor will inform you of the safety risks and the limitations of liposuction. Some of the risks of liposuction are reduced by the use of local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia.
One of the best ways to research liposuction doctors is to ask for referrals from anyone you know who has had liposuction. Firsthand accounts of liposuction offer valuable insight into the procedure, recovery, and the liposuction doctor.
This content is general information that may or may not include the philosophy or opinions of Dr. David Amron.