dr-robert-gilman-licensed-cosmetic-surgeon-liposuction.jpg Safety precautions are vital to any liposuction procedure. In the quest to have glamorous body, many women forget to ensure the basic safety precautions before undergoing liposuction. There are many mishaps which happen during liposuction procedures and some extreme cases lead to death.

Some perquisites before the liposuction procedure, that all patients should be aware of are

a. The patient should be physically and emotionally fit for the surgery.
b. The patient’s detailed medical history has to be checked by the performing doctors.
c. Patients should have realistic expectations on the outcome of the procedure. Speaking to patients who have had liposuction & reading on the internet helps to know what to expect, during and after the procedure.
d. The doctor’s and staff should ensure that the surgical instruments should be bacteria free and germ free.
e. Doctor must be careful and knowledgeable on the use of the cannula (hollow stainless steel tube used to suck out the fat) proper care should be taken to ensure that the cannula will not poke an internal organ causing injury.
f. Patients should check that the operating room is accredited by an organization such as JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) or AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities).

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