People seeking to reduce the appearance of unattractive fat bulges from specific areas of the body and restore more appealing body contours may consider liposuction plastic surgery.
For the past three decades, liposuction has been one of the most popular body contouring procedures and there is no reason why that will change.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin provides liposuction body contouring to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Informing the Patient on All Facets of the Surgery
At the outset of the liposuction surgery process, the surgeon will meet the patient for an in-depth consultation. At the time of the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on the entire liposuction procedure, its risks and complications, and the preparatory steps for the procedure.
Additionally, the surgeon will offer the patient details such as anesthesia type used for the surgery, the finances involved, and the medications and supplies that they need to arrange beforehand.
The surgeon will also ask the patient about their medical history as well as their lifestyle behaviors to evaluate their specific risks during the procedure.
The patient can experience a safe and predictable liposuction plastic surgery procedure and recovery phase by following the below mentioned basic guidelines:
- Arrange for medical records to be sent from the doctor, specialist, and hospital to be sent directly to the surgeon’s office for evaluation.
- Make a list of all prescription and OTC drugs as well as supplements, vitamins, and herbal meds that the patient presently takes
- If the surgeon needs to alter the schedule of specific meds, arrange for them to speak with the prescribing doctor
- Abstain from smoking for a specific period before and after the procedure as recommended by the plastic surgeon before the surgery
- Complete any urgent home or work-related tasks prior to the procedure to enjoy a relaxed and stress-free recovery phase
- Ask a friend or family member or arrange for a professional caregiver for assistance during the initial two or three days of the recovery period
- Enlist a responsible person to drive them back home after the procedure
The patient should follow the surgeon’s instructions for the surgery and recovery stage in a committed manner to reduce the associated risks and enhance the outcomes of their liposuction surgery.
Preparatory Steps prior to the Liposuction Surgery
The patient may receive a printed set of standard instructions from the surgeon’s office containing preparation guidelines for the impending liposuctions surgery. These instructions may include:
- Discontinue the use of NSAIDs, blood thinner, and any other similar medications for around two weeks before the procedure.
- Avoid the use of vitamin E, vitamin C, dietary pills, and herbal supplements for around three to four weeks prior to the procedure.
- Do not consume alcohol for at least 48 hours before the surgery.
- Take sufficient rest and get plenty of sleep on the night before the procedure.
- Do not wear any nail polish, makeup, contact lenses, or body piercings to the surgical facility.
- Wear comfortable, loose, and front-open clothing on the day of the procedure.
- Patients with diabetes should have their vital parameters evaluated prior to the surgery.
Cosmetic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction body contouring.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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