A comprehensive pre-op consultation creates the base for a successful liposuction cosmetic surgery. Patients should take the consultation process with full seriousness and play a proactive role to engage with the surgeon and support in the process of developing a customized surgical plan. A committed surgeon will allocate sufficient time for an initial consultation to set the roadmap for a safe and effective liposuction surgery.
Dr. Amir Nasir is a board certified plastic surgeon providing liposuction and various other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures. During the pre-op consultation, Dr. Nasir will explain to the patient about different aspects of liposuction, answer their questions in detail, provide tips for preparation and recovery, and help them make a well-considered choice. Dr. Nasir provides liposuction to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities.
The initial consultation will include a general health examination to determine the patient’s fitness to undergo liposuction plastic surgery. The surgeon will inquire about the patient’s current health condition, check their body weight and height, and evaluate the areas where stubborn fat tissue pockets may exist. A few medical tests may be ordered in some cases, depending on the patient’s condition.
Skin type and elasticity in the areas to be treated will be assessed, and the surgeon may recommend additional skin tightening procedures for patients who suffer from significant skin laxity. The surgeon will also review the patient’s detailed health records to learn about their history of illness or injury.
Disclosing Full Information
At the time of initial consultation, the patient should be prepared to share all relevant information about their lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking or drugs, or any other areas of concern that could have a bearing on the surgery or recovery. The patient should ideally carry along to the consultation a full list of current prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements that they may be using.
The surgeon will instruct the patient to refrain from smoking for a certain time period, and may alter the schedule of certain medications in consultation with the physician. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Developing Reasonable Expectations
The surgeon will encourage the patient to share their innate cosmetic goals and desires during the pre-op consultation, and will take into account such information while preparing a customized liposuction surgery plan.
They will also provide the patient with liposuction before and after images and ask them to review as many images as possible. The purpose is to help the patient form reasonable expectations, and recognize that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, and not a weight loss surgery.
Answering Patient’s Questions
A dedicated surgeon will spend time to answer the patient’s questions in adequate detail during the initial consultation. Patients should have a list of questions which they want to ask during the consultation, and clear all their doubts and concerns before going ahead with the liposuction surgery. Questions on costs and financing should also be addressed during the pre-operative consultation.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.