Liposuction has become the beauty fad these days. The procedure has become so popular that people see it as something as ordinary as having your nails manicured or having your facial on your face… except of course for the cost, which can be rather ghastly especially to those who can’t afford.
Liposuction, however, is a medical surgical procedure that can be really risky as it is invasive. It should not be perceived as something that can be done several times a year (provided there are funds). It can be extremely dangerous and therefore, should not be taken lightly.
Here are some of the things that you should take into consideration before undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Cost of the procedure
Liposuction is expensive. There is no question about that. Besides the cost that you have to incur for the procedure, you also have to shell out some after the procedure. This is the reason why physicians do not recommend liposuction to be used as a way to lose weight or to lessen fats in the body. They still believe that traditional diet and exercise can do the trick. But of course, who can blame people from turning to liposuction for an easy way out?
Background of the doctor and the clinic
Safety is still the primary concern when it comes to liposuction. Although a lot of clinics and hospitals have already been doing the procedure for years, the practice is still largely unregulated. It is best that you shop for doctors that have sufficient training and experience in conducting the procedure. This will minimize your anxiety and will help you go through the procedure with no fear.
Some medications that you may be taking for other ailments may interfere with the medications that the doctor will give you for the surgery. There are also cases when the medications that a patient is taking have interfered with the healing process after the procedure.
Risk of complications
Because liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires incision on the skin, it can sometimes be dangerous especially when not handled or conducted the right way. And even if done by the best doctors there is, the risk of developing complications and infections is still there. Before deciding to undergo the procedure, it is best to know all the risks involved. You have to decide whether the procedure is well worth all the risk.
Previous medical conditions
Remember that liposuction is not an ordinary medical procedure that you can undergo in an instant. It is a surgical procedure where you will be placed under anesthesia. It is an invasive procedure that necessitates cutting through your skin to place the vacumm-suctioning canula or the ultrasonic probe, instruments that are used in the procedure.
If you have medical conditions that are nor suitable for surgical procedures and also in your recovery, you will not be allowed to undergo it. This will be revealed during your pre-procedure interview with your doctor. Allergies should also be discussed especially allergic reactions to certain types of medications. Make sure thought that you leave no information out during this interview to ensure your safety.
Many people turn to liposuction to improve appearance and lose weight. However, like all procedures, not everything is guaranteed. It is best that you talk to your doctor about the possible outcome of the procedure before going through it. This is a way for you to prepare yourself just in case the result of the procedure is not the result that you expected to have.