Nothing will make more of an impact on the quality of your liposuction results and the safety of your procedure than your selection of a plastic surgeon to perform liposuction. If you take the time to choose the right surgeon, you are much more likely to get the results you desire with a minimum risk of complications. Here are some tips for choosing a liposuction surgeon.
There are many ways to find surgeons in your area or elsewhere who can perform your liposuction procedure. Talk to friends and family who have had the procedure. Whether they were happy with their results or not, they are likely to be willing to talk about their surgeon. Don't limit yourself to these surgeons, but take their recommendations seriously. Your friends' surgeon may not be right for you, but you should consider them first.
Do a Web search to find other surgeons in the area. Also search for the websites of the surgeon(s) recommended by friends or family. You want to make sure you are comparing them evenly. You can also look at MD review sites to get independent reviews of the surgeon you are considering.
When evaluating a plastic surgeon to perform your liposuction, there are a number of important factors to consider:
- Board certification
- Other training and certifications
- Professional affiliations
- Experience in your procedure
- Quality of results in the before and after gallery
Most important is to make sure your liposuction surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. A board-certified plastic surgeon has received specialized training in liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures, so you know your surgeon has the proper training to perform the procedure safely with a maximum assurance of quality results. Don't forget to check qualifications with the American Board of Plastic Surgery to be sure your surgeon actually is board certified. The other factors can be used to help you determine which board-certified plastic surgeon is right for you.
Talking to Surgeons
We always welcome a patient to visit more than one surgeon. We are confident in our surgeon, our facilities, and our friendly, welcoming staff and believe we are the right practice for you.
Ask each surgeon about his qualifications and experience. This should correspond to the information you found.
Ask to see additional before and after images. Surgeons will put their best examples on the website, but often have more for you to look at. This will help you determine the average quality of results a surgeon is capable of achieving. Also ask the surgeon to pick out examples that are similar to the procedure you are considering. This will help you check that the surgeon understands your body and cosmetic goals, and also give you the opportunity to look at a more closely-related example.
Ask the surgeon to talk to previous patients. If a surgeon gives good results and has a friendly, supportive bedside manner, he will likely have several patients who would be more than happy to talk to you about your experience.
Making a Decision
Our board certified Northern Colorado plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon has extensive training and experience in performing liposuction and has achieved quality results for many patients in the area. We are confident that if you thoroughly evaluate your options, you will see that Dr. Gonyon is the right surgeon for you.
To talk to Dr. Gonyon, please schedule a complimentary consultation today by calling (970) 624-7979 or contacting us online. Serving all of Northern Colorado including Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Johnstown.