If you have finally decided to have liposculpture, also popularly known as liposuction, you still have one more important decision to make.
That decision is choosing a liposculpture surgeon who is well poised to get the job done. There are thousands of liposculpture surgeons across the country, the truth of the matter is that getting a qualified surgeon is easier said than done. Therefore, it is quite important that you familiarise yourself with the A-Z of choosing the best surgeon, especially if you have no clue of how to look for one. Below are 5 important things that you need to know if you are searching for a liposculpture surgeon.
- Consider the surgeon’s philosophy regarding safety
There is nothing wrong with having liposculpture either to look more attractive or achieve your aesthetic goals, you should however be cognisant of the fact that your safety supersedes everything including the results you are looking forward to achieving after surgery. In other words, your safety comes first and you should therefore choose a surgeon who puts the safety of their clients above all considerations. The best way to find out about a surgeon’s safety records is simply asking them to give you testimonials so that you can see whether their past patients were satisfied with the results and how the surgeon carried out the entire operation on each patient.
- Find out whether the surgeon is accredited and licensed to administer liposculpture surgery
Find out whether the surgeon operates in an accredited surgical facility and also find out whether they are licensed to practice surgery. Keep in mind that your safety is at stake here and you should therefore not make the costly mistake of choosing a surgeon who is not accredited or licensed since it serves as proof that the surgeon isn’t qualified to meet the requisite accreditation and licensing requirements. Also don’t forget to find out whether a surgeon is board certified because if they are not, then it is clear they don’t have the adequate training to carry out liposculpture surgery.
- Find out about their experience
Who between these two surgeons would you pick if you were to come along both? A surgeon who tells you they opened their surgical facility less than a year ago and they have handled a 100 patients, and another surgeon who tells you they have over 25 years practicing liposculpture surgery and they have dealt with thousands of patients. It is obvious you would settle for the latter simply because their vast experience speaks volumes on their ability to carry out surgery safely and effectively. In a nutshell, find out about the surgeon’s experience and if possible settle for the surgeon who boasts of a wealth of experience under their belt.
- Quality or results obtained
There can be no denying that your selection of a liposculpture surgeon will have a huge impact on the quality of results that you will get after the operation. That is why you should never allow a surgeon to convince you that they are capable of delivering quality results by word of mouth, because there is nothing to prove that. As such, ask them to show you their ‘before and after’ image gallery so that you can see whether they are capable of delivering quality results or not. The gallery should feature photos of their past patients. Most importantly, the image gallery should have contact information of all those featured there so that you can contact them and confirm they are the ones featured in the image gallery. In other words, you should never settle on a surgeon until you are very certain that they will deliver quality results.
- Does the surgeon offer post-operative care after surgery?
After surgery, it is imperative to get quality post-operative care so that your surgeon can manage some of the complications that may arise after the procedure. Some surgeons include post-operative care in their total cost, while there are some surgeons who will ask patients to pay for post-operative care separately from the total cost of operation. However, it is prudent to go for the doctor who offers post-operative care without additional charges. Such a doctor doesn’t only show concern for their patients’ safety, but they can also help you save on the cost of liposculpture surgery.
Once you adhere to these 5 important things when choosing a surgen for liposculpture, you will definitely succeed in finding the best surgeon for the job.