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One of the first things that you want to ask about is whether you are a candidate for the procedure or not. Just because you have a few extra pounds doesn’t mean that you have enough fat in the body that can be safely removed with liposuction. If you have loose skin or areas that have been stretched, then you might want to consider a different type of procedure as liposuction will simply make those areas sage even more.
Ask about the complications of liposuction. As with any procedure where you are put to sleep or sedated, there are risks involved. This is a procedure where the benefits outweigh the risks for most people. One of the things that you would have to worry about more than anything is an infection developing at the site where the liposuction was performed.
Find out what kind of anesthesia is used during the procedure. Local anesthesia is sometimes used if you can handle it without general anesthesia. If you elect for general anesthesia, keep in mind that it can sometimes be harder for the doctor to reach areas of the body because you are on your back. You can contact the office to speak with someone about the best method of anesthesia so that you can make arrangements about going home and how long you might sleep after the procedure is performed as pain medication will likely be given with each type of anesthesia.
Liposuction comes with little to no risks, and it usually results in a beautiful area of the body that seems to have a bit more fat than others. It allows you to target a specific area of the body instead of working on everything at one time. It’s important to ask questions of the doctor’s office before you have the procedure done so that you understand what’s involved and if you are even someone who should consider the procedure.