First and foremost, we need to discuss what people understand about liposuction. Understanding liposuction Liposuction is usually a safe procedure as long as the patient has been selected carefully , the clinic has all the facilities necessary for this type of procedure, and the plastic surgeon is experienced. Still, this plastic surgery procedure can cause severe trauma, especially when multiple areas are treated at the same time during the same procedure. Possible complications include the accumulation of fluids that will need to be drained and other skin traumas. Infection or excessive loss of fluids can lead to more severe complications, but you can reduce all these risks by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon and following his recommendations to the letter. Post-operative scars from liposuction are small and placed in strategic places so as not to be seen. Other complications can occur after the procedure is performed, like swelling of the treated area and permanent changes in the color of the skin if you expose it to sun shortly after the surgery. Contour shape asymmetry can also be an issue, and in most cases it will require a second intervention to correct it. What happens during the consultation for the liposuction procedure? – The plastic surgeon will talk with you about all medical events in your history, such as other surgeries, time spent in the hospital, medical issues that require medication, etc. – Then you will discuss your reasons for choosing liposuction. – Local and general medical exams will be performed if necessary. – Photos will be taken for your personal archive, as well as to be able to discuss the changes from the surgery. – After discussing what needs to be done and your expectations of the liposuction procedure, surgical treatment options will be discussed in detail. The plastic surgeon will explain what methods and techniques are best to use in your case and what their implications are. – You will get all the information you want and need for each treatment option, including the type of anesthesia, the post-operative period, the risks and potential complications, and the pre-operative analysis needed. – Once the method is determined, you will also get more information about the costs involved and the payment methods available. – If you decide to follow up and get your liposuction, you will have to schedule another appointment at the clinic to come back with the results of the medical exams requested and to set the date of the plastic surgery. – At the end of your consultation, you will get a personalized list of all medical analysis necessary before the procedure can be scheduled, as well as written information about the plastic surgery and information about pre-operative and post-operative requirements and indications. – It is recommended that you ask as many questions as possible during the first consultation in order to have all the aspects of the surgery clear in your head.