Liposuction is a major operation. There are certain written and emphasized rules to perform the procedure, and then there are certain unwritten rules of liposuction. While they are not always clearly stated, most plastic surgeons are well aware of these rules and always abide by them. The unwritten rules of liposuction are meant to keep you safe during the operation and deliver you the desired outcomes. In this video, we’ll discuss the three unwritten rules of liposuction. Rule no. 1: Perform the operation on a good candidate. While most people think of liposuction as a simple and risk-free procedure, plastic surgeons are aware of the risks associated with the operation. As such, they prefer to perform the surgery only on good candidates. The surgeon’s examination of your overall health, assessment of your body, and attempts to know and understand your aesthetic expectations are all geared toward making certain you are a good candidate for the intervention. If you have serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, a blood disorder, respiratory problem, or autoimmune diseases, the surgeon may advise you to avoid the procedure as it can be highly risky and even life-threatening for you. A good candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good physical and mental health, has a stable and normal weight, has stubborn fat pockets in localized areas of the body, and has realistic expectation from the procedure. Rule no. 2: Continuously monitor the patient’s condition during the surgery. Liposuction is typically performed under general anesthesia; however, most patients prefer to remain fully asleep during the surgery. As a result, general anesthesia is mostly used. There are risks associated with general anesthesia. However, only some patients are aware of this. The surgeons take your stability when under anesthesia very seriously. In order to keep you safe, a professional anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia and the surgery team will continuously monitor your health all throughout the operation. Your heart rate, respiratory pattern, anesthesia level in the blood, and stability will be monitored by using an established system put in place for your safety during the surgery. Rule no. 3: The operation does not end when the procedure is over. Never think everything is done when the surgery is over. Your actual journey toward achieving the figure of your dreams starts after the procedure. You will be required to go through a complete recovery process, follow the surgeon’s instruction, avoid physical activities during the recovery, wear your compression garments for the recommended time period, and maintain a stable weight after the procedure. Only then will you achieve the desired aesthetic results.