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What should I know before getting liposuction?

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The first step is to talk with your surgeon about your goals, the options, the risks and benefits, and the costs. Ask all your questions.

If you decide to go ahead with liposuction, your surgeon will tell you how to prepare for it, including any diet and alcohol restrictions.

Tell your surgeon about any allergies you have and any medications you take, including over-the-counter and herbal supplements. She will likely tell you to stop taking some meds, such as blood thinners and certain painkillers several weeks before surgery.

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

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