How to Find a Liposuction Surgeon?

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Finding an experienced surgeon to perform your liposuction is the most important issue once you have decided to go ahead with surgery. Although the cost of your surgery is important this should never be prioritised over finding a reputable and experienced surgeon.

Finding a Liposuction Clinic

Before looking for a qualified surgeon, you should find out where your chosen form of liposuction is available. Some techniques such as vaser liposuction are only available in a limited number of clinics. In order to find clinics with your chosen treatment you must first research the treatment options and decide which would be most suitable for you. You will then be able to find clinics, which provide your chosen treatment throughout the UK. It may be worth speaking to your GP who might be able to recommend a local clinic and discuss treatment options with you. You can also look for a clinic and surgeon using the General Medical Council, which has an online database for the whole of the UK. There is little regulation of liposuction clinics and surgeons and therefore it is essential that you research the quality and reputation of your clinic. This may mean that you have to travel further afield for your surgery. Once you have found several possible clinics, you can visit them to assess their cleanliness and professionalism.

Choosing a Qualified Surgeon

You should also find an experienced and reputable surgeon to perform your surgery. The first step in doing this is to make sure that they are registered with the General Medical Council. You should then do as much research as possible into them, their clinic, and the treatments that they offer.

Once you have gathered as much information as possible about your treatment, you can arrange a meeting with a few surgeons. It is best to visit more than one surgeon, as you will be able to get a better comparison of cost, quality, and professionalism this way. When meeting with your surgeon you should have, several questions prepared. These should include:

  • Whether the treatment is possible
  • What complications might develop
  • The effect of any medication you are on
  • The effect of your medical history on treatment
  • Whether your ambitions are achievable
  • What treatment they would recommend
  • How many times they perform your treatment in a month
  • How long they have been performing your treatment for
  • The cost of your treatment
  • Any extra costs
  • Their after- care policy
  • The amount of pain caused by the treatment
  • Whether the treatment will be on an out- patient or in- patient basis
  • Recovery time for your treatment
  • How long the treatment will take
  • What anaesthetic will be used

When they are answering your questions, you should take notes so that you remember who said what. This will allow you to compare the surgeons and chose the one that you were most comfortable with.

You should also ask to see the credentials of the surgeon. In order to practice cosmetic surgery they will need to be a fellowship of the royal college of surgeons. This means that they will have FRCSplast after their names indicating that they are qualified to perform cosmetic surgery. If they are a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons, they are likely to be reputable but you should not take this for granted. You should always ask to see before and after pictures of previous patients and patient testimonies.

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