It is always a good idea for anyone considering liposuction surgery to shop around for the most qualified plastic surgeon, but one mistake that some people might make is shopping for the surgeon that offers the lowest prices.
There are ways to reduce the amount you spend on liposuction surgery, but going to the absolute cheapest surgeon can be dangerous. It is important not to forget to factor in the qualifications of the plastic surgeon, because the ultimate cost of liposuction can be very expensive if you don’t choose carefully.
The first and most obvious thing to check is a surgeon’s training, since there are certifications that will conclusively prove any training he or she has received. This includes a board certification with a surgical specialty. The particular specialty is not as important, and there will always be marketing claiming one specialty to be superior to another.
When it comes to liposuction, any board certification with a surgical specialty is enough to prove that the surgeon has proper training in sterile surgical techniques and that is what we are looking for. There are also additional classroom and hands on training courses that are specific to liposuction and you want to be sure your surgeon has completed at least some of this additional training as well.
When it comes to checking for experience, that is where it can get a little trickier because there isn’t a certification for the amount of experience a surgeon might have. The best way to get this information is simply to ask the surgeon how many liposuction procedures they have performed and if they have any past patients that you might be able to contact as references.
Also, most surgeons will keep a portfolio of liposuction before and after photos to show new patients. This is proof of their past experience in liposuction in particular, as well as evidence of the type of results that you can expect from this particular surgeon. Pictures of liposuction before and after are probably a good indication of what you can expect from whatever surgeon you choose. Finding a good liposuction surgeon will take some time but it is an important step.