When you decide to get liposuction done, you naturally want to make sure you get the best person for the job. Here at Venice Beach Surgical Center, we pride ourselves on having some of the best liposuction surgeons in Los Angeles. However, the right person for you might be different from the right person for someone else. No matter who you choose, it’s imperative that you find a surgeon with the right credentials and qualifications. Before you choose a surgeon, have a look at these qualifications to help you choose the right person for the job.
One of the most important qualifications that you should look for when choosing the best liposuction surgeons in Los Angeles is if they are board-certified. Make sure the board certification is in cosmetic surgery, as other specialty certifications are granted for many other medical specialties and you need to be sure your surgeon has studied the techniques and has proven that he or she can perform them. Your surgeon’s board certification should be hanging in the clinic or be readily available should you ask to see it.
Safety is a top concern anytime you go under the knife and liposuction is no exception. Tour the facility and make sure the staff is following safety and cleanliness procedures. You should also be sure that your surgeon caps the amount of liposuction that is done at one time. Too much can be dangerous and most experts agree that 4 to 5 liters is as much as should be removed in one day. If you find a surgeon who is willing to do more than this, it might be a good idea to reconsider. Likewise, a surgeon who doesn’t require a month or so between treatments might not be your best choice. Learn as much as you can. A good clinic will not hesitate in answering any question you out to them.
When you choose a surgeon to do your liposuction, you need to be sure that he or she has experience with the treatment and can perform it correctly and safely for you. If your surgeon is board-certified, they will have proven that they are skilled in cosmetic surgery before they could practice. Looking at a surgeon’s before and after photos can also help you get an idea of whether they are experienced in getting the results you want from liposuction.
While it’s certainly imperative that your liposuction surgeon is trained and skilled in the treatment, you should also make sure he or she has additional training that goes along with performing cosmetic surgery procedures. He or she should be trained in emergency procedures, should they be needed during the course of treatment. That includes basics like CPR and AED certification, but also an understanding of complications that may arise during and after liposuction and what signs and symptoms indicate that a patient might not be a good candidate for the procedure.
If you’re ready to work with the best liposuction surgeons in Los Angeles, call Venice Beach Surgical Center today to get started.