A comprehensive consultation process paves the way for a successful liposuction cosmetic surgery. The patient should be ready to engage actively during the consultation and pay attention to the surgeon’s description of the procedure, potential risks and complications, and the preparation required for the pre- and post-surgical phases.
The consultation provides the surgeon an opportunity to establish a strong rapport with the patient and create a relationship of trust and open communication.
The liposuction consultation will include discussion on the type of anesthesia to be used, the surgical venue, and the expected costs of the procedure. The surgeon will examine the patient and assess to their aesthetic goals and needs to determine their candidacy for liposuction. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides liposuction to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Health and Safety Issues
During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s age, health, weight, and review their medical records to determine their risk factors for liposuction plastic surgery. The surgeon will ask about the patient’s history of smoking, and current smokers will be required to completely avoid smoking for a certain period of time before and after liposuction.
The patient should ideally prepare a list of medications that they may be currently taking, including prescription drugs, over the counter and recreational drugs, herbal supplements and vitamins. Transparency is important in these areas for the patient’s own safety and health. The patient should use the consultation opportunity to clarify all their doubts and concerns in order to make a well-considered decision.
Only the patient is in the best position to inform why they want to undergo liposuction surgery, and bulges in which particular areas bother them. This feedback will be used by the surgeon while preparing a customized liposuction surgery plan. The surgeon will provide liposuction before and after pictures during the consultation to help the patient to develop reasonable expectations.
Once the patient knows what the procedure can or cannot do for them, they will be in a better position to make the right decision. During the consultation, the patient may also show photos from magazines or websites to describe to the surgeon about the kind of body profile they are looking for. Experienced female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Questions to Ask during the Consultation
Most patients will have a variety of questions about the surgeon’s training, experience and certifications, the surgical procedure, venue and anesthesia, preparation and recovery phases, and estimated costs of liposuction. They should prepare a list of questions that they want to ask during the consultation. A sterling surgeon will take the time to address all the questions in accurate details to enable the patient to make a well-considered decision.
The consultation is also an opportunity for the patient to ask for testimonials of past patients who have gone through liposuction with the surgeon. They request for a video of the procedure, if they want to know more about it. They may also interact with the staff members and take an office tour to familiarize themselves with the practice.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.