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Liposuction; Questions to Ask.

Review the following 'Questions To Ask' about liposuction so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction? Why or why not?

How will my liposuction surgery be performed?

Where will my liposuction be performed? Will it be in an accredited operating room or in some other type of facility?

What kind of anesthesia is best for me?

What can I expect immediately after the procedure and how long will my recovery take?

What risks and possible complications are involved in my procedure? What plans do you have in case of a medical emergency, should the need arise?

What are your credentials? Are you board certified and by what organization?

How many procedures like mine have you performed?

What is your complication rate? What is your rate of revision surgery?

Do you have before and after photographs of some of your patients that I may see?

References

American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org. Copyright 2003. Accessed Sept. 2003.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. http://www.surgery.org. Copyright 2003. Accessed Sept. 2003.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. http://www.asds-net.org. Copyright 2002. Accessed Sept. 2003.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons. http://www.plasticsurgery.org. 2003. Accessed Sept. 2003.

Katz, B. MD, FAAD. Director of the Juva Skin and Laser Center. Associate professor at the College of Health care professionals and Surgeons at Columbia University. Direct interview.

Gingrass, MK. MD, FACS. Nashville, TN. Direct interview.

Grazer FM, de Jong RH. Fatal outcomes from liposuction: Census survey of cosmetic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg 2000 Jan; 105(1):436-446.

"American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines of Care for Liposuction" American Academy of Dermatology patient information. October 22, 2001. http://www.aad.org. Accessed April 2002.

"Statistics 2002" The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. http://surgery.org. Accessed Sept. 2003.

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