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Your Liposuction Consultation

Your Liposuction ConsultationConsultation is the first important part of the liposuction surgery process. At this time, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of liposuction, including its risks and benefits. Pre- and post-operative preparation steps will be discussed. The cosmetic surgeon will also inform about the type of anesthesia, the type of surgical facility, and the cost estimate for liposuction.

Establishing of a concrete and cordial rapport between the patient and the surgeon is the key to a successful consultation. The patient feel free to share their needs, desires and concerns and ask questions related to the procedure. The surgeon will strive to provide accurate and detailed answers to the full satisfaction of the patient and help them make a well-considered decision.

Double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Landon McLain provides liposuction to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities.


Health Review and Instructions

The consultation will involve a detailed review of the patient’s medical and surgical records, and a basic health exam to determine their overall health condition. The cosmetic surgeon will encourage the patient to share information about their lifestyle, particularly about habits such as smoking, drinking, or drugs. The patient will be required to stop smoking for a certain period before and after the surgery.

The patient will also have to share information about any drugs, whether prescription, over the counter, or recreational, and including herbal supplements and vitamins. It is critical to confide all such information in the surgeon transparently because it can significantly affect the outcome of liposuction surgery. If the patient has any doubts or concerns, they should feel free to ask the surgeon for clarifications during the consultation.


Developing Expectations

The surgeon will closely engage with the patient to understand their body contouring goals and expectations from liposuction. Based on this feedback, a customized liposuction plan will be prepared. The surgeon may provide the patient with liposuction before and after images to help them understand its potential effectiveness and develop reasonable expectations.

Patients should also review several photos from magazines and websites to describe to the surgeon about the kind of body profile they want. During the consultation, the surgeon will ask the patient about the specific bulges that they want to have removed. Double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for liposuction.


Patient’s List of Questions

Most patients will have a variety of questions and doubts that they would like the surgeon to answer before they commit to liposuction surgery. They should preferably prepare a list of questions, which they can carry during the consultation to ensure that nothing pertinent is missed out.

The surgeon will clear all the doubts of the patient and help them to make an informed choice about the procedure. Testimonials of previous patients may be shared at this stage to enable the patient to know about their liposuction experience with the surgeon.


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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