What You Should Consider Before Receiving Liposuction


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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure where unwanted fat is removed from the body. It can be used on various areas, including the stomach, hips, thighs, arms, and buttocks.

During the procedure, the surgeon will utilize a small device called a cannula to remove targeted areas of fat while reshaping existing fat to create a slim, toned appearance.

Liposuction is ideal for patients struggling with stubborn fat resistant to weight loss and exercise. However, before you schedule your liposuction consultation, there are a few things you should know.

What To Know Before Scheduling Liposuction

You Must Stop Any Anti-Inflammatory Medications

Before having liposuction, one of the first things you should do is stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs that may be part of your routine. Anti-inflammatory drugs can increase your chances of bleeding, which is dangerous both during the procedure and after.

Your surgeon will discuss your prescriptions with you and provide you with more specific instructions on when to stop and when to resume them.

Lifestyle Changes May Be Necessary

There are also a few lifestyle changes we recommend making before your procedure. If you’re a smoker or you vape, you must quit prior to your procedure as it can inhibit your healing and recovery.

Furthermore, be sure to incorporate exercise and start making healthier choices for your diet. Not only is this important for your health, but it also helps to maintain your liposuction results.

Before your procedure, your surgeon will also request that you have lab testing and a medical evaluation performed to ensure that you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure.

Liposuction Is Not for Everyone

Finally, you should know that certain things may disqualify you from having liposuction. This is because the essential medications that you take could interfere with the procedure, and the conditions themselves could cause other complications.

Schedule a Consultation With Eric S. Schaffer, MD, FACS

If you’d like to find out more information about the considerations you need to make before getting liposuction, or if you’re just eager to discuss the process in a bit more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact Eric S. Schaffer, MD, FACS today at 210-227-3223 to schedule your next appointment.

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