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Your Liposuction Consultation

Your Liposuction ConsultationA comprehensive consultation process can provide the foundation for a successful and effective liposuction cosmetic surgery. The patient should proactively engage with the surgeon during the consultation process, openly ask questions and discuss their concerns.

The surgeon will inform them about various aspects of the liposuction surgery as well as the risks involved and pre and post-operative preparation requirements.

The process of consultation also offers both the surgeon and the patient an opportunity to build a good rapport and develop a relationship based on trust and transparent communication. During the pre-op consultation, decisions on the type of anesthesia and choice of surgical venue will also be made.

The surgeon will assess the treatment areas and understand the patient’s cosmetic objectives and needs to establish their candidacy for liposuction surgery. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides liposuction to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other towns and cities in this majestic part of the country.

Health and Safety Aspects

During the consultation process, the surgeon will evaluate attributes such as the patient’s age, body weight, and health. They will also review the patient’s previous medical records to assess their risk profile for liposuction surgery. In case the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask them to refrain from smoking for a specific duration pre and post-surgery.

In order to save time, the patient can enlist all prescription and non-prescription meds such as vitamins and herbal supplements that they are presently using. They can present this list to the surgeon during their appointment. The surgeon will be able to advise the patient to make any necessary adjustments to the medication schedule prior to the procedure.

Realistic Expectations

During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will want to understand the patient’s reasons for seeking liposuction surgery and assess the specific areas that the patient is unhappy about. In case the patient seeks weight loss, the surgeon will clarify to them that liposuction surgery is a body contouring procedure and not weight loss surgery.

The surgeon may also present before and after images of previous liposuction patients to enable the candidate to form realistic expectations. They may also show testimonials of previous liposuction patients so that they can learn more about the experiences of other patients that have undergone liposuction.

The surgeon will motivate the patient to ask questions openly, review images, and share their aesthetic objectives and desires regarding their figure.  

Questions and Answers

The patient should go for the initial liposuction consultation with an open mind. They should ask questions regarding the surgeon’s qualifications and experience, the liposuction procedure, risks and complications, preparation and recovery, and cost estimates for the procedure. A committed surgeon will address all questions and concerns of the patient comprehensively and accurately.

During the initial consultation, the patient may ask to meet more staff members and undertake a brief office tour to familiarize them with the practice. Such personalized interaction will make it easier for the patient to make a well-considered decision about their choice of surgical practice.

Committed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas across the horizon for liposuction surgery.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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