What is smart liposuction anyway – surely one form of liposuction is the same as any other? Well, not really. In essence, smart liposuction is to know what type of liposuction surgery to go for, what result you want to achieve from the procedure and the best way to go about this.
1 – Avoid cheap liposuction. If the price looks too cheap, it may not end up being the bargain it first appears to be. If the clinic cuts corners you may end up with post surgery problems that could cost far more in time and money to correct. So cheap liposuction could end up being very expensive in the long run.
2 – Research your cosmetic surgeon. The best cosmetic surgeons out there will show you some of their previous patients’ before and after pictures. They will explain your options thoroughly, and take the time to answer your questions. You shouldn’t feel pressured into making any decision on the day of your consultation. A cooling off period is always advisable so you can weigh up your options and make the best decision for you.
3 – Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the result you want to achieve. Know what you need. Are you looking to lose weight, or change the shape of your body? If you’re looking to lose excess weight, lipo isn’t going to be the answer for you. Liposuction is about changing the contour of your body, not the number on your bathroom scales.
4 – Think very carefully about going abroad for any surgery. While there are what appear to be wonderful deals available by going abroad to have your liposuction – on so-called ‘cosmetic surgery holidays’ – there can be significant problems with this. For one, your cosmetic surgeon may not be licensed to the same standard as they’d have to be locally. For another, if something goes wrong afterward and you have returned home, your cosmetic surgeon is not simply a short drive or phone call away – they are in another country. So what then?
5 – Know thy liposuction techniques. There is more than one type of liposuction. Traditionally, a cannula was used to both break up the fat and then suction it out. This method often left its mark – bruising, blood loss and a much longer recovery time. However, nowadays, newer, modern techniques are available such as Smartlipo and Vaser Lipo. Smartlipo uses laser energy, whilst Vaser Lipo uses ultrasound energy to break up fat, allowing for much smaller cannulas to be used. Both Smartlipo and Vaser Lipo are ultra modern methods which result in less scarring, less bruising, blood loss and a significantly reduced recovery period.
So if you’re considering liposuction, think ‘smart liposuction’ by following these five tips.