Many patients are turning to liposuction due to its customizable results that can be long-lasting. In fact, liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S in 2016. And with minimal recovery time, patients can get back to their daily routine fairy quickly. However, being educated about your procedure of interest is very important before deciding on surgery. Read on for some questions to ask your plastic surgeon before committing to liposuction.
Question 1: Are you board-certified by the ABPS?
The first thing you should know is whether your surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is important that you choose a skilled and reliable surgeon who has years of liposuction experience. Surgeons who are ABPS board-certified have undergone training in their specialty and have passed rigorous board-certification exams.
Question 2: What types of liposuction do you offer?
There is an array of liposuction techniques available today, and it is important to fully understand the techniques your surgeon offers. Each individual is unique, and will not require the same type of liposuction procedure. The type of liposuction used will depend on the treatment location, the extent of correction needed, and your surgeon’s protocols. In New York, Dr. Wallach performs traditional liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and laser lipolysis.
Question 3: Where will the procedure be performed?
Before scheduling your procedure, be sure to ask where it will be performed. Some surgeons use a day surgery facility while others perform the procedure at a hospital. It is important to be sure that the facility used is accredited.
Question 4: Can my liposuction be performed under local anesthesia?
Yes, Dr. Wallach has performed many cases under local anesthesia for those patients that prefer not to have sedation or general anesthesia. He also provides sedation or general to those that prefer to be asleep while he performs liposuction.
If you are interested in undergoing a liposuction procedure to slim trouble areas on your body, contact Dr. Wallach today at 212-257-3263 to schedule a consultation.