Asking the right questions at a plastic surgery consultation can set the stage for a positive, rewarding, and transformative surgical experience. For men and women considering liposuction at our Ann Arbor practice, these questions often revolve around safety, pricing, and expected results. No question is off-limits during a surgical consultation. This appointment is your opportunity to make sure you have all the information you need to make a confident and empowered decision about your chosen procedure.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few questions you can ask during a liposuction consultation to make sure you are fully prepared and informed as you head into your surgical experience.
Where will my surgery be performed?
It’s important that your surgery is performed in an accredited ambulatory surgical facility, surgery center, or hospital. This will make sure you’re cared for in the safest possible setting, minimizing your chances of infection and other complications related to poor sanitation or insufficient equipment.
Our surgical suite is accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). This reflects the high levels of safety and preparedness our facility provides during each procedure.
Can I see examples of past work?
Your surgeon should have plenty of before-and-after photos that demonstrate his or her experience performing liposuction. Look for cases that feature people whose body types are similar to yours and whose transformations reflect your goals.
Pay attention to the overall improvement achieved and look at the contours of the body to make sure they appear natural and smooth. This will give you a strong idea of the results your surgeon is capable of creating.
You can even start before your appointment by browsing photos online. To see examples of our work, please visit our liposuction before-and-after photo gallery.
What results can I expect?
Having realistic expectations for your procedure is essential. Your surgeon will help you understand the kind of corrections he or she recommends and their expected effects on your body.
If appropriate, your surgeon may suggest alternative procedures that better suit your goals, such as CoolSculpting®.
What will my recovery timeline look like?
Your surgeon will give you some guidance as to how long you’ll be away from work and exercise depending on the number of areas to be treated and the degree of the corrections to be made. In general, liposuction requires about a week of recovery time, but this can vary.
What will my pricing be, and is financing available?
The cost of liposuction varies from person to person, so the best time to discuss pricing is after your surgeon has assessed your concerns and recommended a treatment plan. The practice should walk you through your estimate, including any surgeon or facility fees.
You may also discuss any financing options, such as payment plans through CareCredit®. Monthly payment options can help you more comfortably afford your cosmetic enhancements.
If you would like to learn more about what to discuss with your surgeon before liposuction, please reach out to our Ann Arbor practice. Contact us online or call (734) 712-2323.