13 October 2010

Must know lipoplasty basics

Choose a doctor with a lot of experience of lipoplasty. Your chances of achieving good results are better – and the risk of complications like infection is very small.

By Mari Hudson, Health24

At the moment there is nothing preventing a doctor without any experience from performing the procedure in South Africa. A course of a few hours is not sufficient. It is best to first observe the procedure performed by an experienced doctor and then to do the first 10 or 20 procedures under his/her supervision. Make sure that you’re not the doctor’s first patient. (Rather the 101st.)

  • You are a suitable candidate. Forget about it if you have heart disease, diabetes, lung problems or poor blood circulation, or if you recently had an operation near the area where you want the fat to be removed. 
  • Your doctor is properly qualified to perform the procedure. (A weekend course or even a week’s course is not sufficient.)
  • The consultation room or theatre is very well equipped. 


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