Liposuction is a very common way for people to deal with unwanted areas of bulging. I know we want to look good for the beach, we want to look good for summer time, we want to look good in our clothes. There’s a lot of things going on in peoples bodies, what their weight is, what their health is, what their skin tone is so whether somebody would be a good candidate for liposuction procedure is not so simple. There are a lot of ways to eliminate fat these days that don’t even involve surgery there’s lasers, there’s ultra-sound there’s freezing fat all these things do have some benefit but the reality is who is the right person for that procedure.
Now if you got a hammer in your tool box that all you have that’s what your going to use on all your patients. The beauty of a plastic surgeon is we have entire kit of tools in our box and we can use that kit appropriately on a given patient. A lot of people I see just aren’t going to get the benefits that they want from a non-invasive technology to remove fat.
I wish it were true, I would love to have a couple of those machines and we would offer that like crazy but the reality is it just doesn’t do enough so we need to have a conversation then about, what your goals are, what your expectation, what is your ability to have some time to recover because there are differences between surgery and non- surgery procedures. But I want all my patients at the end of the day to be happy with the choice they made, be happy with the money they spent and feel that they got good information and that they were able to make a good decision.