What to Ask During Vaser Lipo Consultation?

What are some important questions to ask during my consultation appointment? I am 46 yrs. old, and I am wanting Vaser lipo on my upper & lower abs, flanks, and upper and lower back. My appointment is this week.

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Your Vaser Lipo Consultation Should Cover These Points

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A Vaser lipo consultation should cover these main points:

  • Your medical suitability for the procedure
  • Understanding your expectations
  • Evaluating your skin's thickness and elasticity
  • Estimating the amount of fat you want to have removed
  • Identifying any underlying muscular asymmetries
In our clinic, after evaluating medical suitability, we use before and after photos of our own past procedures as a way of explaining to patients what can be expected, and discovering whether their expectations are aligned with what can be provided.

If the patient is happy with this, we evaluate skin thickness and elasticity, as this will be one of the primary factors governing whether skin will retract well, and produce a good aesthetic result.

We also estimate and discuss the volume of fat to be removed, and apprise the patient on the quality of muscle tone, as well as any underlying muscular asymmetries that need to be accounted for during the procedure.

For a more in-depth description of what we think should be covered in a Vaser lipo consultation please follow the following web reference.


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Make sure you select a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has adequate experience using the Vaser.  The Vaser website has most of the information you need along with frequently asked questions.

Edmond A. Zingaro, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

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.