At Your Appointment

Liposuction Appointment Guide

Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Why are you seeking liposuction?
  • What are you hoping to accomplish with liposuction?
  • What kind of dietary and exercise strategies have you tried so far?
  • What other medical conditions do you have? Do you take medications?
  • What surgeries and other cosmetic treatments have you had in the past?
  • Do you smoke or use alcohol or drugs? How much?
  • Am I a good candidate for liposuction? What can I reasonably expect liposuction to accomplish?
  • What does a liposuction procedure involve and what are the potential risks? What can I do before my liposuction to get the best results?
  • What's involved with recovery after liposuction? Will I have restrictions? For how long?
  • Is liposuction safe? Are there other equally effective ways to eliminate my unwanted body fat?
  • What are my options if I am not happy with the results?
  • Where will my liposuction take place? Will I go home the same day?
  • What are the warning signs of a potential problem? How should I contact you?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Dec 27
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  1. Liposuction. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Liposuction.
  2. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.