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Determining if liposuction is right for you

There are many reasons why individuals undergo plastic surgery, for some it may be to correct a defect from birth or repair accidental damage and for others they may wish to change or alter a feature of their body that displeases them. Anyone who wishes to lose a few extra pounds can benefit from a visit to a liposuction MD; the procedure can help people re-contour their bodies by removing excess fat. Liposuction is also beneficial for women after they have given birth as well as those who have lost a lot of weight.

Regardless of why a person seeks liposuction, there are a few things that need to be considered before agreeing to the procedure. One must remember that liposuction is invasive surgery and a frank discussion with the liposuction MD is something that must be done before the final decision is made.

Before any surgery, elective or not, the doctor must check the overall health and well being of the patient, the healthier the patient the less chance of complications. Even the healthiest person will feel the toll taken on the body after surgery and during the recuperation period. Liposuction may not be the right thing for a person in poor health or prone to infection. A candidate for liposuction must have a healthy circulatory system; otherwise recovery may be very difficult.

All these points must be discussed with the liposuction MD before a decision is made. If you are taking any medications or herbal supplements, tell the doctor. As you will be subjected to general anesthesia, it is important for the doctor to know about your current medications and supplements as some may interfere with the anesthesia. If all systems are go and you have been scheduled for surgery, and then contact any illness or infection prior to the date, chances are the surgery will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date.

An important consideration for those who are contemplating liposuction is the natural elasticity of their skin. If the skin is not very supple there is a good chance that the skin will sag after the underlying fat has been removed. If this is the case, there will probably be a need for additional surgery to remove the excess skin.

If you are considering liposuction then of course you will need to consult with a professional liposuction MD. You are encouraged to contact Dr. Walton, MD at Aesthetic Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery Center.

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