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If you’re thinking about undergoing SmartLipo laser liposuction for body contouring, then you’re going to want to be as informed as possible before the day of the surgery.

Your consultations with prospective surgeons will provide you with a wealth of information about both the procedure in general and your specific case.

It’s a good idea to ask lots of questions during each consultation, but if you don’t prepare these questions beforehand, it is very easy to forget to ask a pressing question you’ll need answered later.

Here are some important questions you should be asking of your potential surgeon.

How Many Procedures Have You Performed?

While experience does not determine a surgeon’s skill, familiarity and experience are important for producing uniformly good outcomes. Why risk your results to a novice?

Am I a Good Candidate?

SmartLipo is great for people who are in general good health and are most interested in body contouring by getting rid of small “problem areas” of fat. It’s not appropriate for weight loss or for those who smoke, are in poor health, are nursing, or pregnant.

Where Will the Surgery Be Performed?

All surgeries should take place in an accredited surgical center or hospital for cleanliness and safety reasons. You should have high expectations for the location of your surgery.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

You should be informed on what to expect after the surgery so you can prepare adequately for your recovery. The surgeon you select will give you specific instructions for the healing process, but it is a good idea to know the basics of SmartLipo recovery.

What Type of Anesthesia Will Be Used?

SmartLipo is typically performed under local anesthetic, so if general anesthetic is offered to you, be sure to ask for specific reasons why that decision is being made.

What are the Risks?

A good surgeon will be honest with patients and upfront about complications. All plastic surgery carries some risk, but being informed and following all pre-op and post-op instructions can help minimize potential complications.

Meet with an Expert–Free of Charge

As with any cosmetic surgery, you should always seek help from only the most experienced surgeons who have a history of producing good outcomes. Not every surgery will be complication-free, but you can set yourself up for success by choosing a SmartLipo expert, like one of our experienced cosmetic and plastic surgeons in New York and Long Island.

Our laser lipo experts have helped hundreds of patients look and feel great with SmartLipo. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

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