Large Volume Liposuction for Plus Size Women
Large-volume liposuction is not a pill you take nor is it a magic wand. It is real surgery like any other surgery. And just like any surgery it carries potential risks; therefore, the decision to undergo such surgery should be taken seriously.
In order to keep you safe and to minimize any surgical risks you should follow the following advice.
You need to let your doctor know of any diet pills, herbs, or vitamins that you might be taking; because some of them might adversely affect you during surgery. All my patients get a pre-operative evaluation at our office or by their doctor or specialist, in order to be cleared for surgery. This evaluation usually includes blood testing as well as an electrocardiogram to check the heart. I only perform large-volume Liposuction after patients are found to be of satisfactory medical condition to undergo surgery. Often times I get asked if having diabetes, thyroid disease, asthma, or hypertension, preclude them from being able to undergo such surgery. The answer is no. None of these medical conditions preclude having safe surgery, as long as your condition is under control by your doctor, and as long as our anesthesiologist is made aware of these conditions so that he can make necessary provisions. In fact, it has been shown in the medical literature that large-volume liposuction often times improves a person's overall medical condition by reducing their cholesterol and insulin requirements. By significantly reducing your total body fat either by liposuction or by other means of fat loss, you are actually making your body healthier, and reducing your chance of heart disease.
Besides being cleared for surgery it is also important to have your procedure performed at a safe surgery center, and under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
Often times; I become perplexed when consulting people who are more concerned about saving a few dollars in surgery cost than having their surgery performed by a qualified surgeon and anesthesiologist at an accredited surgery facility. I believe that having a good anesthesiologist is just as important as having a good surgeon. After all it is the anesthesiologist who is keeping you alive during the surgery. Although they are many nurse anesthetists that are very qualified, in general if I was going to undergo surgery I would choose a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Why, possibly compromise ones health for just a few dollars?