Regardless of how much you’ve researched beforehand, you may still feel uncertain about what to expect before getting liposuction. Being informed about what you can expect before your procedure is one of the best ways to feel comfortable and confident moving forward.
You can request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about what to expect before liposuction, including during your consultation and just before your surgery. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is well-known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
Your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Castellano is often considered the most important part of getting your ideal results. During your consultation, you will be able to talk with Dr. Castellano about the details of your liposuction procedure, including your appearance goals and concerns.
Dr. Castellano typically covers a range of topics during a consultation:
Every individual’s concerns are different, so each consultation will vary. However, you can expect to leave your consultation feeling much more prepared to move forward with your liposuction procedure with confidence.
What to Expect before Surgery
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Castellano may ask you to make adjustments to your lifestyle to optimize your outcome. Depending on your age and background, he may ask you to get clearance from your general physician. He may also ask that you adjust any medications or supplements you take. Dr. Castellano asks that anyone having surgery refrain from smoking for several weeks before the surgical date and for several weeks after to maximize the chances of achieving the best and safest results.
Because liposuction may be performed under general anesthesia depending on the individual, it’s important to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home following your appointment. It’s also highly recommended that during the first several days of your recovery, you have someone to help you out around the house to minimize any unnecessary stress on your body.
Once your medical and personal preparations are in order, you’re ready for liposuction. Planning your before and after experience is key to ensuring a stress-free surgery and positive recovery.