It’s every girl’s dream to get completely botched liposuction, right? Clearly, I kid. But the honest truth is that lots of women and men are still going about picking their plastic surgeons the wrong way — which can lead to some seriously botched jobs and possibly even health and safety risks.
So pretty please, read through these top five mistakes to avoid when picking your liposuction plastic surgeon and heed their sage advice.
Mistake #1: Not Checking Credentials
Practically anyone can slap up a website and get good at promoting themselves on social media. So those quick checks aren’t nearly enough to tell whether or not a person is a reputable plastic surgeon or not.
It never hurts to do some healthy stalking, either: Read online reviews and ask friends and family about this person’s reputation.
Instead, take a deeper dive into his or her credentials. Find out if they’re board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, figure out where they went to medical school and see what affiliations or memberships they have with accredited medical organizations and facilities.
Mistake #2: Going with the Lowest Bidder
Once you’ve thoroughly vetted a plastic surgeon and they’ve passed the credentials test above with flying colors, this mistake really shouldn’t happen. But just in case, here’s your word of warning that you really shouldn’t be picking your liposuction plastic surgeon based on price alone. There are some sketchy providers out there, like the one who was performing liposuction out of a BARN. Needless to say, this didn’t end well and there’s no price tag on your health and safety.
Mistake #3: Not Looking at Before and After Pics
Every plastic surgeon is going to have slightly different aesthetics, techniques and preferences. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, you do want to make sure that your plastic surgeon’s style matches your own. So do a little perusing of the “before and after” section on their website to make sure you like what you see before signing up yourself.
Mistake #4: Feeling Pressured into “Add-Ons”
Real talk: a good plastic surgeon will never make you feel pressured to get a particular procedure and will never try to upsell you anything. If they do, they’re probably not super reputable and your alarm bells should be ringing. It’s time to seek a second opinion at this point.
Let it be known that there is a difference between a plastic surgeon offering professional advice about the best procedure(s) to meet your goals and one who is actively trying to sell you on various procedures. Listen to your gut on this one.
Mistake #5: Lying about Your Health History
We’re not just talking about fudging your weight by five pounds here — lying about previous health conditions, procedures or your family health history can spell trouble during your liposuction procedure. It never pays to leave out important information or not tell the whole truth on these forms. Your plastic surgeon wants everything to go as smoothly and safely as possible, so make sure they have all the knowledge they need to make the best decisions possible for your health and safety.