Liposuction Article 2
History for the Liposuction Patient
— Patients with a history of clots in their legs or history of clots going to their lungs may need medications to “thin” the blood
— use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of blood clots and typically patients are advised to stop taking these one month prior to liposuction
— All liposuction patients receive compression devices and/or garments to prevent blood clots
— Medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents like Ibuprofen and Naproxen, vitamin E, should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to the liposuction procedure
— Patients who are significantly overweight (BMI greater than 30) have a higher risk for poor wound healing, infection, and blood clots.
Physical for the Liposuction Patient
— some patients have alot of intraabdominal fat, which is not addressed by liposuction
— leg and ankle liposuction satisfaction is not as high with liposuction in these areas.
— satisfaction is far greater with abdomen, sides, and back liposuction
— medial and lateral thigh as well as upper arm and chin liposuction also have high satisfaction rates
A Comment about Skin Elasticity of the Patient
Surface Irregularities, Dimpling, Contour Deformities
Cellulite and What to Expect
— Cellulite is often noted in areas such as the hips, buttocks, or thighs. Cellulite is predetermined by genetics, so even thin women can develop the appearance. Patients should be aware that liposuction procedures do not address cellulite and may in fact worsen its appearance.
— Dr. Hughes will try to correct any dimpling or asymmetry. However, this is frequently difficult to achieve. The patient should be aware of possible persistent asymmetry, depressions, and dimpling after the liposuction procedure.
Los Angeles and Beverly Hills liposuction articles from Hughes Plastic Surgery
Article 1: Overview of Liposuction
Article 2 : History and Physical for the Liposuction Patient
Article 3: Types of Liposuction Available
Article 4 : Complications of Liposuction
Article 5: Complications of Liposuction 2
Article 6: Postoperative Management in Liposuction