Your Liposuction Body Contouring ConsultationPosted on November 15, 2017
A detailed consultation process will create the foundation for a successful liposuction cosmetic surgery. The patient should be ready to get involved proactively in the consultation process and freely ask questions from the surgeon. The surgeon will educate them about the liposuction procedure, the risks and complications, and the preparation required for the pre- and post-surgical phases.
The consultation also provides an opportunity to the surgeon and the patient to create solid rapport and a relationship of trust and open communication. Decisions such as the type of anesthesia to be used and the choice of operating venue will also be made during the consultation.
The surgeon will examine the areas to be treated and evaluate the patient’s aesthetic goals and needs to determine their candidacy for liposuction. Tremendous, stellar, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery provides liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other cities and communities in this area of the nation.
Health and Safety Aspects
The surgeon will assess factors such as the patient’s age, health, body weight, and will go through their previous health records to determine their risk factors for liposuction. If the patient has a habit of smoking, they will be required to stop it for at least specified time period before and after the plastic surgery.
To save time, the patient should preferably note down all the prescription and non-prescription medications, including herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently using. This list can be presented to the surgeon during the consultation. If any adjustments in medication schedule are necessary, the surgeon will be able to advise appropriately well before the surgery.
One of the important things that the surgeon would like to know during the consultation is why the patient wants to receive liposuction surgery, and which bulges in the body may be bothering them. If the patient is seeking weight loss, the surgeon will clearly explain to them that liposuction is designed to improve body contours through fat reduction, but it is not a weight loss surgery.
During the consultation, the surgeon may present liposuction before and after photos to help the patient develop realistic expectations. The patient may also review testimonials of past patients to learn from their experiences with liposuction. The surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions, review photographs, and share their innate cosmetic goals and aspirations about their desired figure.
Questions and Answers
The patient should approach the initial liposuction consultation with an open mind, and ask questions about the surgeon’s professional credentials as well as the liposuction procedure, preparation and recovery, risks and complications, and estimated costs of the surgery. A dedicated surgeon will take the time to answer all the questions of the patient in detail and with accuracy.
At the time of initial consultation, the patient may also request to meet with one or more staff members to familiarize themselves with the surgeon’s practice, and take a brief office tour. Focused and profound cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other cities and towns in this part of the landscape for liposuction surgery.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim, contact us (310) 271-6996 at or click here.
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