Your pre-procedure consultation allows Dr. Cutler to assess your medical health and your liposculpture goals. During your consultation Dr. Cutler and his nurse will take photographs of your problem areas, describe what you can expect from liposculpture, discuss other options to meet your goal, learn more details of the liposculpture procedure experience, and establish your procedure fee. Consider writing your questions down prior to your visit so you don’t forget them. Prior to completing your visit you may be ready to proceed with informed consent, lab and medication orders, and payment.
First and foremost, you want to ensure you meticulously follow any instructions given to you by Cutler and his staff. This will reduce any potential risks for side effects. For example, you’ll be asked to stop taking certain medications, such as those that will prolong bleeding, about 10 days prior to the procedure. These will be discussed in detail at your pre-procedure visit.
Below are some further ways to prepare for liposculpture:
If you smoke, stop smoking two weeks before and for one month after. Nicotine dramatically decreases the vital oxygen-rich blood supply needed for healing. You will not be allowed to have fat transfer if you smoke.
Prepare your home with a comfortable sleeping area, a fridge stocked with foods that are easy to prepare and easy on your stomach, and pain medications within reach of your recovery area.
Wear loose-fitting clothes to your procedure
Prepare for transportation to and from your procedure, and for someone to stay with you for your first post-procedure night.
Dr. Cutler will perform liposculpture using oral sedation and local tumescent anesthesia.The sedation will be mild, and you can expect to be resting comfortably while awake during the procedure. The tumescent technique for anesthesia is performed by infusing the mixture of lidocaine, epinephrine, and bicarbonate in saline solution through very few small (2 mm) skin openings to the treatment sites. The amount of fat that is removed widely varies from patient to patient and is based on your individual goals and body shape.