Pre-operative consultation lays the foundation for a successful liposuction cosmetic surgery. The patient should be prepared to have an active role during the consultation and closely engage with the surgeon to help them make the best surgical plan tailored to the patient’s needs. A dedicated surgeon will invest adequate time in consultation to set the path for a safe and effective liposuction procedure.
Dr. Eugene Kim is a board certified plastic surgeon providing liposuction and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kim will educate the patient about all aspects of liposuction, address all their doubts and concerns in detail, and help them make an informed decision. Dr. Kim provides liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
A general health exam will be a part of the initial consultation process in liposuction cosmetic surgery. The surgeon will review the basic health parameters, check the weight and height, and assess the areas where excess fat tissue deposits may exist. If necessary, the surgeon may order a few medical tests to be sure that the patient is fit to undergo liposuction surgery.
Skin quality and skin elasticity in the affected areas will also be reviewed, and additional skin tightening procedures may be suggested with liposuction in cases where the skin laxity is high. The surgeon will also request for the previous medical records to learn about the patient’s history of illness and surgery, if any.
The patient will be required to disclose information about any lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, drugs or any other peculiar issues that could interfere with the surgery or healing. The patient should also prepare a list of all current medications, both prescription and non-prescription, and herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be taking.
The surgeon will advise a minimum time period during which the schedule of such medications may have to be altered. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for liposuction.
During the consultation, the surgeon will encourage the patient to share their personal body contouring goals and needs, and will incorporate this information into the liposuction surgery plan.
They may also present liposuction before and after photos at this stage before the patient. The surgeon will help the patient form realistic expectations, and make a well-considered decision about going ahead with liposuction surgery.
Addressing Patient’s Concerns
An experienced surgeon will establish a good rapport with the patient and encourage them to ask questions and clear all their doubts and concerns related to the procedure as well as the surgeon’s practice. The surgeon will provide all answers as accurately as possible and in proper details.
They may also show testimonials of past patients to reassure the patient about their liposuction experience at the practice. Staff interaction, office tour and guidance on liposuction costs, insurance and financing aspects may also constitute a part of the consultation process.
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