Knowing what not to do is just as critical as knowing what to do while preparing for your liposuction treatment. There are important facts, especially before the operation. Because these factors affect your operation process negatively. That is why you should avoid these common pre-liposuction mistakes to help ensure that you get the smooth, natural-looking results you are looking for.
- Be careful about surgeon: The first step of your liposuction journey is to invest some time and effort into finding the right plastic surgeon to fulfill your needs and goals. Start by narrowing the search to include only board-certified plastic surgeons to ensure that they have completed comprehensive medical education and residency programs. You will also want to make note of any focuses that a particular plastic surgeon may have. For example, if you’re looking for a body contouring procedure such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, you wouldn’t want to select a plastic surgeon who performs predominantly facial plastic surgery. Therefore, be sure to review your familiarity with the treatment you are considering. Finally, when looking at before and after photos, try to find pictures of people with a similar build and body shape to yours. This will give you a better idea of the effects of liposuction that you might expect from this plastic surgeon.
- Be honest at your consultation: From your first consultation to your pre-operative appointment, you must remain open and honest with your plastic surgeon. Avoid the temptation to omit facts or include misleading information about your medical background records and when talking to your plastic surgeon. At the end of the day, the plastic surgeon will decide whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a safe and effective liposuction operation, with your best interests in mind.
- Smoking before the operation: For many people, to plan to go on with liposuction or another cosmetic operation is to force them to stop smoking. If you are still smoking, intend to kick the habit at least four weeks before the operation, or as instructed by your plastic surgeon. After liposuction, you would need to refrain from using tobacco to allow your body time to recover safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, smoking will raise the risk of complications during and after your operation and slow down your body’s healing process.
- Not hitting weight loss targets: The best liposuction result can be seen if you are as similar as possible to your target weight until your body is contoured. Although you can lose weight and focus on your fitness goals after you get liposuction, you don’t want to leave a large weight loss target ahead of the next liposuction operation. One of the most common regrets that both men and women have after liposuction is that they have not reached weight loss targets before their operation. Remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution, but rather a body contouring technique that can help you fine-tune your performance.
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