Your question covers 2 important topics:
1. Plastic Surgery SELECTION
2. COMMUNICATION with your Plastic Surgeon (before and after your Surgery).
If you are SURE that you paid for an area to be liposuctioned and that it was not - EITHER your surgeon forgot to do it or decided not to do it. This is EXTREMELY rare in Plastic surgery done by Plastic surgeons who are members of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Routinely before surgery, the nurse reviewing the surgery WILL ask you what EXACT surgery are you having (NOT because she does not know but to make sure you state the same operation she will be a part of). Your surgeon will be asked to affirm the operation when he signs your operative permit and AGAIN just before surgery during the official "time Out" break every OR now performs. That leads me to believe your surgery was not done in an accredited facility.
Your surgeon SHOULD have:
- discussed the area before surgery when you met to get your prescriptions and go over any further questions you may have
- should have marked the area just before surgery. If he did not WHY did you not ask any questions at the time?
While COST is an important consideration, it should be way down on the list of factors by which you should choose your surgeon. A cheap surgeon is cheap for several reasons, none of which conducive for a pleasant and safe experince with great results. Please, review the link below to see if you fell for any of the pit falls listed. If you had your surgery with an unethical, "marginal board" certified individual, you may choose to look for other resources.
Peter A Aldea, MD