08 January 2009

1. Schedule a Consultation With a Liposuction Surgeon
To prepare for liposuction surgery, your doctor will require you to meet for an in-depth planning session.
  • Liposuction ConsultationDiscuss the entire procedure.
  • Risks and limitations.
  • All steps you need to take prior to the operation.
  • Kind of anesthesia he or she will use.
  • Type of facility where the liposuction procedure will take place.
  • The costs involved.
  • Any medications or supplies you will need to pick up beforehand.
  • Medical history and lifestyle to determine your risk during liposuction surgery.
  • You will be asked about the drugs you are currently taking (prescription, over the counter, recreational, or herbal supplements), whether or not you smoke or take oral contraceptives, and any medical conditions you may have.
2. Two Weeks Prior to Liposuction Surgery
  • Stop taking all forms of aspirin, as well as any medication and vitamins that could interfere with your blood’s clotting ability
  • If you smoke, you should attempt to stop
3. The Day Before the Liposuction Procedure
Packing loose and comfortable clothing, getting adequate sleep the night before, and arranging a ride home.

4. The Day of Liposuction Surgery
  • Liposuction FormYou’ll be asked to sign a consent form that ensures your understanding of the risks, benefits, possible outcomes, and all liposuction alternatives prior to the procedure.
  • Your physician will likely draw on your skin to mark the areas to be treated, take a “before” picture to compare with your results after liposuction, and provide you with a dressing gown to change into before surgery.
  • You’ll be required not to eat or drink anything for at least six hours before surgery if you are undergoing general anesthesia.


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