Question Checklist for Your Liposuction Consultation

Keeping motivated to work out and eat healthily can be a struggle at the best of times. If you persistently put in the hard yards and your body refuses to shed those last deposits of unsightly fat, it can be easy to run out of steam. When in a warm, playful climate like Miami Beach, lacking the body confidence to wear comfortable and revealing clothing can be particularly burdensome. If your dedication at the dinner table and gym just isn’t enough, liposuction at David Gerth Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your desired Miami Beach body.    

Throughout the United States, the popularity of plastic surgery continues to increase. Upwards of 1.8 million procedures were performed in 2018, of which close to 10% were liposuction surgeries. An increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure, liposuction, also referred to as ‘lipo,’ is a procedure that removes excess fat deposits from specific predetermined areas.

A liposuction procedure by Dr. Gerth drastically improves your body proportion and shape. The following article helps clear any misunderstanding regarding liposuction surgery. We also provide you with some essential questions you should ask in your initial consultation.  

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a medical technique of breaking down and removing subcutaneous layers of fat (fat tissue immediately under the skin). Contrary to common belief, liposuction is not a weight-loss method. Rather, liposuction assists in the removal of fat deposits that have been unresponsive to dieting and exercise in otherwise healthy individuals.

 Where on the body can liposuction be performed?

The following are areas of the body notorious for stubborn subcutaneous fat. These are areas patients in Miami Beach frequently consider for liposuction:

  • Under the chin
  • Back of the neck
  • Around the triceps area
  • Outer thighs
  • Abdomen and lower belly
  • Lower back/love handles

 Less commonly, David Gerth Plastic Surgery has requests for liposuction done on ankles, inner legs, and glutes. Problem areas differ between patients, as people respond differently to dieting and exercise.

 For whom is liposuction suitable?

Ideal liposuction candidates are non-smoking, healthy individuals who are close to their goal weight. Suitable candidates are patients who have stubborn subcutaneous fat deposits in areas that are unresponsive to disciplined eating and exercise regimens.

Dr. Gerth will also assess your skin condition before recommending liposuction. Patients with loose skin, or dimply skin (known as cellulite), are not ideal candidates for liposuction. The procedure may exacerbate these conditions,  and result in saggy, uneven skin.

 Liposuction question checklist:

If liposuction is a process that you are interested in, your next step is to book a consultation. During your initial consultation, you need to ask the following questions of any surgeon whom you are considering for your operation. We at David Gerth Plastic Surgery encourage you to gather as much information about your procedure and surgeon as possible before making any commitment.   

1) How experienced are you performing liposuction surgeries? 

A surgeon of elite training, Dr. Gerth has seen hundreds of patients to a happier and healthier physique.

2) What will the recovery process include? 

Recovery differs between patients, as the area and amount of tissue removed will affect the healing process. You can expect to wear compression garments and take rest; however, your particular case will depend on your procedure. Dr. Gerth can give you more concrete answers regarding post-surgery visits and healing management during your consultation.  

 3) What results can I realistically expect from my liposuction procedure

Dr. Gerth uses a revolutionary imaging software, VECTRA® 3D, to show patients what they can expect to look like after their treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Gerth can show you a realistic post-surgery photo of your expected appearance using a current three-dimensional photograph and processing the image with the VECTRA 3D software.

 4) What is your availability for performing the procedure

Patients who are hoping to complete their liposuction and recovery process for a particular event will want to inform Dr. Gerth during the consultation. He will make every effort to accommodate individual scheduling requirements. 

5) How much will the entire procedure cost

Your liposuction cost will depend on your desired results. Financing is available at David Gerth Plastic Surgery. Discuss financing options with Dr. Gerth during your initial consultation.

If you are considering liposuction and would like to know the answers for your particular case, contact Dr. Gerth’s Miami Beach office today. You can phone us or complete our online form, and we will be delighted to arrange your initial consultation! 

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