According to the ASPS 205,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2011. This was up 1% from 2010. Dr. Christine Sullivan has tips that every patient should understand prior to having a liposuction procedure:
- The best candidates for liposuction have localized deposit of fat that are resistant to exercise and diet.
- Patients should be within 20 pounds of the goal weight before considering liposuction. Contrary to public belief, liposuction is not a weight loss tool. The best candidates are active and healthy.
- It takes time to see the results. If you are having liposuction 6 weeks before your Hawaiian vacation, you may not see all of the changes that will make your body even more bikini ready. A certain amount of swelling will occur and it will take time to see final results.
- Experience matters. Check your surgeon’s credentials and make certain she or he is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery,.
To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction in Columbus, schedule a consultation and examination with your board certified plastic surgeon. The benefits and the risks of liposuction should be discussed during this appointment. If a patient is a good candidate for liposuction, Dr. Christine Sullivan makes it a priority to supply the information and facts necessary so that the patient is able to make an informed decision on the recommended treatment plan. "Liposuction takes one’s unique body shape and refines it so he or she can achieve a better balance,” said Dr. Sullivan.