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Safety Considerations for Liposuction Treatment

 Safety Considerations for Liposuction Treatment

For most patients, liposuction presents the opportunity to quickly and easily contour areas of the body that may be resistant to reshaping through traditional diet or exercise tactics. However, all prospective patients need to fully disclose any significant health concerns to their doctor before undergoing this procedure. This can help a plastic surgeon protect his or her patients from certain complications as well as allow the doctor to work towards the best results possible.

Conditions Requiring Further Evaluation

At Bergman Folkers Cosmetic Surgery, we work to closely evaluate our patients’ level of health and ability to recover from a procedure. Although many of our procedures only take a matter of days to recover from and simply require a few weeks to feel completely normal again, we want to take whatever precautions are available to make this recovery process as problem-free as possible. That’s why we closely evaluate candidates for liposuction surgery if they have the following health problems:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coagulopathies
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Renal disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hepatic disease

In addition, we take our patient’s mental health very seriously. Patients suffering from body dysmorphic disorder or an eating disorder may be advised with alternative options. We want our patients to be healthy and safe, and we do whatever we can to achieve those goals.

Contact Us

If you’re considering body contouring as a way to deal with certain areas that won’t improve with diet or exercise, we can help. We can walk you through the liposuction process and give you advice about your full range of cosmetic surgery options. To learn more about our practice and the procedure that may be right for you, contact the team at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery today by calling (515) 222-1111.