Select an Experienced Physician
If you are thinking about reducing the amount of fat you have on your body, or targeting unwanted love handles, thigh bulges or belly fat you should first consider who your treating physician will be. These types of procedures, whether it’s a laser liposuction procedure like SmartLipo, a non-invasive treatment, or a surgery, are all highly dependent on the skill of the physician performing your treatment. To get the best possible results it is highly advisable to seek out a provider who is very experienced at these treatments and can offer you multiple options for reducing your fat.
Beware ‘Low-Cost’ Providers
It is fairly common to see patients come in who have had significant complications as a result of poor care from a fat reduction procedure. Usually these complications are the result of practitioner inexperience. Patients go out “price shopping” for the best deal and I would really strongly advise against price shopping for fat reduction treatments. You are not paying just for the procedure, ultimately you are paying for the skill of the surgeon performing it and that is truly priceless. You cannot put a price tag on an experienced surgeon. This is because if anything were to go wrong – and it can happen even in the best of hands, a highly experienced surgeon may know how to take care of you. Every physician performing these procedures has seen complications, if you perform enough of them, eventually you will see complications. If you are in experienced hands, you will have a better chance of handling them properly.
Personal Experience Treating Patients with Complications
I’ve seen patients who’ve gone to the wrong practitioner and received unwanted complications as a result. This can be very troubling and sad because we cannot always 100% correct the damage that has been done. We do our best to rectify any scarring or other issues that have arisen, but it’s not always possible to return the area to its pre-treatment look. The best advice I can give is to avoid this altogether by going to the right person. Even in the best hands there are risks, but going to the wrong person only increases them.