Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

Choosing A Liposuction Surgeon: What To Look For


A liposuction treatment can greatly improve the shape of your body by targeting key areas where fat gets stored and is hard to get rid of. Lipo is commonly used on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomach areas where stubborn fat lingers. The procedure, often outpatient, involves using a large wand inserted into fatty tissue that breaks up fat and turns it to liquid for extraction. While this is a cosmetic procedure, you want to still take precautions when having it done, since bruising, uneven suctioning, or even dangerous infection can occur. When choosing a liposuction surgeon, you want to make sure you pick someone with experience and skill in the type you need. Here are things to look for in a doctor.

Specialty cases

Choosing a liposuction surgeon who specializes in the treatment of the areas you want to remove fat from is your best option. The reason for this is that certain areas, such as the stomach and the buttocks, can require large amounts of fat to be removed, which increases your chances of having uneven, lumpy results under the wrong care. A liposuction surgeon who specializes in your target areas is well-skilled at sculpting large areas of the body for cosmetically correct results.


While you will be undergoing an outpatient procedure where you can go back to normal activity within a few hours or days, you still need after-care to make sure everything is healing as it should. As you consult with plastic surgeons in your area, ask about what their after-care routines are like. A surgeon should provide a follow-up appointment the day after liposuction is performed as well as offer pain management if you do have mild to moderate swelling (which is common) after you have work done. Other after-care options include a recovery facility with nursing care or free follow-up consults for several days or weeks.


Not all liposuction treatments offer excellent results the first time around. Your body may 'settle' in an imbalanced fashion after having it done, or your surgeon may not remove as much fat from certain areas that you'd like. While no surgeon should offer you 100% guarantees for your results since every patient is different, they should be able to guarantee their own work. If you do not get the results you desire or suffer from infection or intense swelling after having work done, your surgeon should be willing to continue their services to your satisfaction free of charge or extend their after-care regimen until you are fully healed. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Westlake Cosmetic and Medical Group, Inc.


12 January 2017