Choosing a Vaser liposuction surgeon is an important decision. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce stubborn fat deposits that may not respond to diet and exercise However, like any surgical procedure, it’s essential to do your homework before choosing a surgeon. You want someone who not only has the right qualifications but also makes you feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. In this guide, we’ll walk you through exactly how to choose a qualified liposuction surgeon.

3 Considerations When Choosing a Liposuction Surgeon

1. Qualifications and Training

When it comes to liposuction, you want to make sure your surgeon is well-qualified. Here’s what to look for:

FRACS-Qualified Surgeon

A FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) surgeon has completed at least 12 years of medical and surgical training, including a minimum of five years of specialist training. This means they have a deep understanding of surgery and are committed to high standards.

Why Choose a FRACS Surgeon for Liposuction?

Choosing a FRACS-qualified surgeon means you’re choosing someone with precise skills and extensive training. They’re equipped to handle complex cases and ensure you get safe, comprehensive care.

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgeons go through extensive training in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. They spend several years in residency and may do additional fellowship training to perfect their skills.

Why Choose a Plastic Surgeon for Liposuction?

Plastic surgeons have extensive training in aesthetics. Their detailed understanding of body aesthetics helps them in not only removing fat but also in sculpting the body to achieve desired outcome.

Liposuction Doctor

A liposuction doctor is a General Practitioner who focuses specifically on liposuction. They’re highly skilled in the latest techniques and technologies to help you achieve your desired body shape.

Why Choose a Liposuction Doctor?

If you’re looking solely for liposuction, a specialist in this field can offer targeted expertise. They focus on fat removal and body contouring to help you meet your goals.

Read more: Understanding the Differences Between Liposuction Surgeons

2. Experience and Specialisation

  • Look for a surgeon who’s performed many liposuction procedure
  • Choose a surgeon who focuses mainly on liposuction surgery
  • Experienced liposuction surgeons are knowledgeable about various techniques, methods to minimise scarring, and ways to achieve natural-looking results.
  • A specialised liposuction surgeon can provide you with more personalised care
  • An experienced & specialised surgeon can better tailor the procedure to your goals

Experience is crucial when choosing a liposuction surgeon. You want someone who has performed many liposuction procedures and has a proven track record of successful outcomes. An experienced surgeon will have honed their skills over numerous operations, which means they’re better equipped to handle any challenges that might arise during your procedure.

We recommend choosing a surgeon who focuses primarily on vaser liposuction. Specialisation means they have dedicated a significant portion of their career to mastering this specific type of surgery. They’ll have a deeper understanding of the nuances involved in liposuction, such as the best techniques for different body areas, how to minimise scarring, and how to achieve the most natural-looking results.

An experienced and specialised surgeon can also provide you with more personalised care. They can tailor the procedure to your unique body shape and goals, ensuring you get the best possible outcome.

3. Patient Reviews and Testimonials

  • Reviews provide real insights from past patients.
  • Look at various sites like Google Reviews and RealSelf for a balanced view.
  • Consider both positive and negative comments for a full picture.
  • Look for testimonials and before-and-after photos on the surgeon’s website.
  • A few negative reviews are okay, but consistent complaints should be noted.

Patient reviews and testimonials are a goldmine of information when it comes to choosing a liposuction surgeon. They offer real insights from people who have been in your shoes and can give you a clearer picture of what to expect.

Read more: Levant Cosmetic Surgery Patient Testimonials

Start by looking at multiple review sites to get a balanced view. Websites like Google Reviews, RealSelf, and RateMDs often have detailed reviews from patients. Don’t just focus on the overall rating; read through the comments to understand why patients gave those ratings. Look for patterns in the feedback. Are there consistent praises or complaints about specific aspects of the surgeon’s care?

  • Pay attention to both positive and negative reviews. Consider both positive and negative reviews. Positive reviews may provide insights into the surgeon’s abilities and bedside manner, while negative reviews can highlight potential issues. Keep an eye out for feedback on the surgeon’s communication skills, the support from their team, the clinic’s environment, and, of course, the results of the surgery.
  • Testimonials on the surgeon’s website can also be helpful, especially if they include before-and-after photos. These photos can give you a visual sense of the surgeon’s work and help you set realistic expectations for your own results.
  • Remember, a few negative reviews among many positive ones aren’t necessarily a red flag. No one can please everyone all the time. However, if you notice a pattern of similar complaints, it might be worth discussing these concerns during your consultation.

What to Expect From Your Consultation

Comparing FRACS Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons & Liposuction Doctors

Your initial consultation is a key step in your liposuction experience. It’s your chance to get to know the surgeon, ask questions, and make sure you feel comfortable and confident in their care. Here’s what you can expect during your consultation:

  • Initial Assessment: The surgeon will evaluate whether you’re a good candidate for liposuction. This involves a physical examination and a discussion of your medical history to ensure the procedure is safe for you.
  • Discussion of Goals: You’ll talk about your goals and what you hope to achieve with liposuction. The surgeon will explain what’s possible and set realistic expectations based on your body type and desired outcome.
  • Detailed Procedure Explanation: The surgeon will explain the liposuction procedure in detail, including the techniques they use, how they minimise scarring, and how they ensure the best possible results.
  • Customised Plan: During your second consultation (two are required by Australian law1https://www.health.vic.gov.au/guideline-for-providers-of-liposuction),  the surgeon will develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. They’ll explain the steps involved, from pre-op preparation to post-op care.
  • Costs and Financing: It’s important to discuss the cost of the procedure, what’s included, and any financing options available. Understanding the financial aspect can help you plan accordingly.

7 Questions to Ask Your Potential Surgeon

  • What are your qualifications and experience with liposuction?
  • Can I see before and after photos of previous patients?
  • What are the risks and potential complications?
  • Can I expect scarring?
  • What is the recovery process like?
  • How long will the results last?
  • What type of liposuction technique do you recommend for me?

5 Warning Signs to Look For

When choosing a liposuction surgeon, it’s crucial to be aware of warning signs that could indicate an unqualified or less reputable practitioner. Here are five red flags to watch out for:

  1. Lack of Qualifications or Specialised Training: Make sure the surgeon has the right qualifications / specialised training in liposuction. If they lack these credentials, it’s a major red flag.
  2. Evasive Answers to Your Questions: A good surgeon should be open and transparent, willing to answer all your questions thoroughly. If they avoid answering or seem vague, reconsider your choice.
  3. Overly Positive Reviews That Seem Too Good to Be True: Be cautious of reviews that sound overly positive or generic. Genuine reviews often mention specific details about the patient’s experience.
  4. No Before and After Photos: Before and after photos of previous patients are crucial for assessing the surgeon’s skill and the results they achieve. If they can’t provide these, it’s a red flag.
  5. Pressure to Book Immediately: A reputable surgeon will give you time to think and won’t rush you into making a decision. If you feel pressured to book the surgery right away without a thorough consultation, it’s best to look elsewhere.

Taking your time to research and ask questions can help you avoid unqualified surgeons and find the right one for you. Remember, it’s your body and your decision—don’t settle for anything less than the best care.

Explore Your Options with Levant Cosmetic Surgery

Ready to explore your options further? Whether you’re after thigh liposuction, love handles liposuction, abdominal liposuction, arm Liposuction, or gynecomastia surgery, we have a liposuction professional who can help you reach your goals. At Levant Cosmetic Surgery, your liposuction journey begins with informed choices and is supported by the highest standard of care.

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References:

  • 1. https://www.health.vic.gov.au/guideline-for-providers-of-liposuction

Why Choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Your Choice of Doctor:
Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.
Patient Satisfaction:
We strive to meet our patient's expectations and prioritise their safety and satisfaction with our services.
Fair and Transparent Pricing:
During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
Thorough Consultations:
Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
Exceptional Post-Operative Care:
We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
24-Hour Doctor Assistance:
For any concerns or queries post-surgery our doctors are available 24-hours including after hours for their patients. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 000.
Wondering what ‘Lipo 360’ is? It’s a comprehensive liposuction procedure that targets multiple areas around the torso! @dr_mitchell_kim here today answering a question we commonly get asked. Comment below if you have any questions or alternatively call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.

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8 week follow up results for this patient who had vaser liposuction with @dr_mitchell_kim & @dr_kai_gebusion 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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#liposuction #australia #vaserliposuction
Surgical explanation with @dr_mitchell_kim 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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#liposuction #fattransfer #vaserliposuction #fattransfertobuttocks #abdominalliposuction
Surgical case explanation today with @dr_kai_gebusion 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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#liposuction #goldcoast #vaserliposuction