Dr. Borko Djordjevic on Preparing for Liposuction at the American Aesthetic Surgery Center

October 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

One of the many surgeries we offer to help men and women look and feel more attractive and beautiful, liposuction removes unwanted fat from the hips, buttocks, abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and other areas of the body. At the Igalo, Montenegro-based offices of the American Aesthetic Surgery Center, my staff and I first determine if a patient serves as a good candidate for liposuction before beginning serious talks about the surgery. Then, after determining which area of the body will receive the treatment, we establish a time and date and provide them with a presurgery preparation guide.

Because liposuction represents a mildly intensive procedure, candidates undergoing the treatment must prepare for the process. That includes arranging for someone to drive them home following surgery and, if needed, provide them some assistance for the next few days. We perform small-volume liposuction on an outpatient basis as it cuts down on medical costs and usually offers greater convenience to the patient. However, if they desire that we remove a large volume of fat or they want to combine the liposuction with other cosmetic surgeries, we may require them to stay for a night in a hospital or overnight medical facility.

Persons undergoing liposuction will need to physically prepare themselves for the surgery by following our guidelines on eating, drinking, and smoking. We may also request that they avoid certain vitamins, iron supplements, and medications. Patients who contract illnesses or infections prior to surgery should notify their surgeon immediately as they may need to reschedule the procedure for when they feel better.

About the Author: Dr. Borko Djordjevic commands an impressive background in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. A fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Djordjevic developed his abilities at some of the United States’ top hospitals including The Ohio State University-affiliated Riverside Methodist Hospital.

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