Liposuction is one of the most popular and sought-after cosmetic procedures done in the United States. Like with all cosmetic surgical procedures, liposuction comes with risks and can have harmful if not dangerous consequences when done by the wrong plastic surgeon. Liposuction is a highly detailed and precise surgical procedure that when botched can have extremely adverse results for patients. In some cases, liposuction revision can help correct certain problems, but in other instances, the damage is done. You want to make sure you have the right, qualified plastic surgeon upfront before considering liposuction.
Dr. Erick Sanchez, is a board-certified and highly experienced plastic surgeon in the Baton Rouge area. With over 10 years of medical and training experience, he has returned to his native hometown to help patients redefine and contour certain areas with liposuction. To make sure you find a reputable and qualified plastic surgeon for your liposuction procedure, here are some helpful tips to consider.
Liposuction risks when in the wrong hands
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat. Also referred to as “lipo”, this cosmetic surgery is usually a staple with mommy makeovers, breast reductions or reconstructions, body lifts of any type, or tummy tucks. There are several horror stories out there about liposuction from patients who fell into the wrong hands of an under-qualified plastic surgeon -- patients being disfigured from a botched liposuction procedure, to patients needing extensive follow up fat grafting surgeries to try and correct problems. Some patients have even lost muscle tone or had painful structural damage to the target area with the wrong surgeon aggressively removing too much fat. Patients not finding the right, qualified plastic surgeon can lead to unfavorable liposuction outcomes.
Do the research
With the cosmetic world vastly increasing and more people turning to plastic surgeons for help, there has been a growing number of doctors who claim to be “qualified” to do cosmetic procedures. One quick internet search of the Baton Rouge area and you will see how many liposuction surgeons pop up. It can be overwhelming, but in order to scale down the names, you can do your own homework. Highly experienced and qualified plastic surgeons will provide extensive information about their facility on their website, detailed descriptions on procedures they offer, their medical background and certifications, as well as photos of their actual work. A website can tell a lot about a plastic surgeon’s attention to detail, their surgical skill, and their reputation. Take the time to do the research.
Personal recommendations or reviews
The feedback from actual patients is extremely helpful. If online reviews say a plastic surgeon had a helpful staff, they were easy to talk with, and their facility was clean and comfortable, then this can help narrow down your search. Online reviews can also help prospective patients find the right plastic surgeon. If you have a family member or friend who personally recommends a surgeon, then in most cases this is a highly effective way to find the right one for you. A recommended plastic surgeon from an actual patient lets you know firsthand their experience and if they were happy with their results. This is usually a win for both parties.
A keen eye and surgical experience
A board-certified plastic surgeon will have extensive experience with liposuction procedures on a regular basis. An important question to ask is how many liposuction procedures they do monthly or annually. Repeat surgical experience with liposuction helps a surgeon grow their technique as well as enhance their creative talent to sculpt and create amazing results for their patients. Liposuction is a highly detailed and structured surgical procedure that takes a keen eye to know how much fat needs to be extracted in order to give patients the best results. During the consultation, ask to see before and after photos of actual patients so you can see the aesthetic results from their liposuction procedures.
Medical technology and surgical advancements have given patients a lot of options when it comes to liposuction procedures. Finding a plastic surgeon who can offer the most up-to-date techniques and medical equipment should be a deciding factor. A qualified plastic surgeon, who has stayed up-to-date, like Dr. Sanchez, can offer patients new liposuction options that might aid in a quicker recovery but yield the same results. You want a plastic surgeon that uses the latest methods in liposuction and ensures their facility is also utilizing the latest medical liposuction instruments to deliver quality results to their patients.
During your consultation, ask questions and get answers to your important questions. Board-certification and experience are two main factors to keep top of mind when finding a qualified plastic surgeon for your liposuction procedure. There are many options for plastic surgeons in the Baton Rouge area so taking the time to consult with the person who will be doing such an intricate, cosmetic procedure should be a top priority as a patient. Dr. Sanchez will take the time to listen to your needs, give you a detailed surgical plan for your liposuction procedure, and give you recovery guidelines to help with all parts of the process. He will be with you every step of the way. If you are interested in a liposuction procedure, then we look forward to hearing from you so we can schedule your consultation with Dr. Sanchez today!