How to choose the right Liposuction procedure
So you are standing before your monitor, determined to try liposuction in order to remove these topical fat deposits off your body! And now you have to face a set of questions: How can you choose the right liposuction technique for you, how should you decide the amount of fat to remove and if you will opt for general or local anesthesia! You should definitely speak with a specialized surgeon but here are a few factors you should take into consideration before choosing:
Are you a good candidate for liposuction
Before choosing the best liposuction option for you, you need to give an honest answer in the previous question! Before deciding if you are having a liposuction you should be sure you are a really good candidate for liposuction! So if you have to remove, lets say 60 lbs of fat liposuction isn’t actually an option for you (removing so much fat would be pretty dangerous for you health)! The best candidates for liposuction are healthy individuals that don’t need to remove more than 10 pounds of fat that can’t be eliminated through exercisee and diet!
Safety Vs. Economy
When you’re planning to get liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure(s), you will be weighing the cost of the procedure(s) against the safety of the procedure(s). If you are only getting one area done, and it’s not a large area, you aren’t going to be thinking about this issue as much. If however you are going to be getting a large area done or operations on several parts of your body, you will always have to weigh these factors. Patients are often tempted to try and get all their procedures done in one day and to do so in a single session because that can save a lot of money.
Consider however that what’s really going to cost you a lot of money is if you do experience complications (more info on complications here) from general anesthesia or from getting excessive volumes of fat removed from your body. Complications are expensive, and it’s worth the inconvenience to protect your health and avoid them. Putting your body through too much trauma can result in potentially serious problems after surgery. Any serious consequences will have to be dealt with, and that’s going to cost you money and also take a toll on your nerves and possibly your long term health. Even relatively common complications like infections can cause you lasting problems, so there is no reason to expose yourself to further risk.
How soon will i recover
Another mistake many patients make is believing that if they get all their surgeries over with in one go, they’re going to be less inconvenienced overall and will be able to recover and move on with their lives more quickly. While the initial surgery will obviously be done faster, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll recover more quickly. Your total recovery time may actually be reduced by spacing out your surgeries (about three to four weeks between each one) instead of doing them all at once. That means less time spent away from the workplace, which actually means you may save money by spacing out your operations. Will it be enough to compensate for the cost? Maybe, maybe not—but it will certainly help to offset the additional cost.
How responsible you are for choosing a specific liposuction technique
“But my surgeon knows what’s safe” you might protest. Theoretically surgeons are indeed responsible for your well being, but the reality is that you are first and foremost responsible for making wise decisions with your body. If you consent to having everything done at once, then you are also consenting to the risks associated with doing so. That makes you responsible for your health as well, and it’s going to be your job to make decisions about how much liposuction you want done in one day.
The above mentioned factors should be taken under serious consideration, with the support of your doctor, in order to make the best decision for you!