Dr. Markelov in the operating room

If you’re dealing with stubborn excess fat that you can’t seem to eliminate with dieting and exercise, awake liposuction may be an effective choice. Awake liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which your excess fat is removed without the use of general anesthesia to render you unconscious. When you undergo a surgical procedure like liposuction, though, choosing the right plastic surgeon is imperative. If you choose poorly, you could end up with unsatisfactory results or complications. Here, we’ll take a look at how to select the right plastic surgeon for your awake liposuction procedure.

Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Whenever you’re undergoing cosmetic surgery, you should ensure that you’re having it performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. If a surgeon has their board certification from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, that tells you they’ve put in the additional time and effort to learn how to perform cosmetic surgeries safely, ethically, and effectively. At Alexey Markelov Plastic Surgery, Dr. Markelov is a double board-certified plastic surgeon.

Ask About Liposuction Experience

Although awake liposuction isn’t an overly complex surgery, it’s still wise to choose a plastic surgeon who is experienced with the procedure. The more experienced a surgeon is with a specific procedure, the more consistent their results are likely to be. Dr. Markelov has performed numerous successful awake liposuctions throughout his career.

Check Patient Testimonials

When you’re trying to select a plastic surgeon for your awake liposuction, it’s always worth it to spend some time browsing past patient testimonials. Thanks to the internet, you can usually find a number of patient reviews and testimonials for any plastic surgeon you’re considering. By reading these firsthand accounts, you can determine whether or not patients have typically had positive experiences and been satisfied with their results. Specifically, you should look for testimonials from patients who have undergone liposuction procedures.

View Before and After Photos

Although written testimonials can provide valuable information, there’s nothing quite like seeing photographs of surgical results. Most reputable plastic surgeons will make photos available of their past patients before and after surgery. Viewing these kinds of photographs will let you know exactly what kind of results you should be able to expect from your procedure. Plus, you’ll be able to tell if the surgeon typically succeeds in providing natural-looking results. Dr. Markelov has many photos available showing the results of previous liposuctions that he has performed.

Get to Know the Surgeon Through a Consultation

Once you’ve found a plastic surgeon that you think may be a good fit for your procedure, you should schedule a consultation with them. This type of meeting gives you the opportunity to get to know the surgeon and determine whether or not they’re a good fit for your needs. Typically, during an initial consultation, a reputable plastic surgeon will:

  • Answer all of your questions
  • Give you details about your procedure and treatment options
  • Help you decide if the procedure is right for you
  • Discuss pricing with you
  • Tell you about their personal approach
  • Work with you to create a personalized treatment plan

After a consultation, you should have a good idea of whether or not the plastic surgeon is the right choice for your awake liposuction.

Consider Dr. Alexey Markelov for Your Awake Liposuction

When you choose Dr. Alexey Markelov for your awake liposuction procedure, you’ll be treated with compassionate, personalized care. Dr. Markelov is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with plenty of experience performing liposuction procedures. He takes pride in getting to know each patient to understand their unique needs and goals. He then uses this information to provide them with a comfortable, low-stress experience and wonderful results. Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Markelov with pitchers of liposuctioned fat

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