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Pre and post liposuction protocol
I recommend in-office consultation to obtain medical history and physical examination. This will allow your surgeon to provide you details of your surgery, your options and limitation, recovery time, and answer all your questions.
Surgeons have different preoperative and also post operative protocols. Experienced surgeons have used these for years and have fine tuned them along the way.
Make sure you have a thorough consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in this procedure. Check her/his experience, credentials, reviews, before and after photos, and have a quality consultation.
It is preferred for your surgeon to be member of "American Society of Plastic Surgeons" and ideally member of "American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery". This means they have been evaluated by the society and recognized that the focus of their practice is high volume and quality, honest aesthetic plastic surgery and they adhere to a code of ethics.
All the best,
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Liposuction and Techniques -- SmartLipo Versus VASER Versus Traditional Versus WAL Versus ThermiRF
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Preparing for liposuction
Please contact your surgeon's office for instructions on what, if anything, they want you to do before surgery.
These are some standard requirements:
- no smoking of any kind
- no drinking to excess
- regular exercise
- a healthy diet with fresh fruit and vegetables.
- See if you surgeon agrees and has other ideas for you as well.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Large volume liposuction
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.