The 4 T’s Of Liposuction / Liposculpture
The 4 T’s of Liposuction/Liposculpture came about because of all of the “What kind of Lipo should I have?” confusion.
The 4 T’s patients should look for in their liposuction doctor:
4. Technician (Surgeon)
Each of the categories (and questions for you to ask your liposuction doctor) will be covered in the subsequent videos this week!
The Four “T’s” of Liposuction – Questions To Ask Your Surgeon
Hello. My name is Dr. John Millard. I am a liposuction and liposculpture specialist. I’m also a plastic surgeon. I’m here today to try to clear up some of the confusion in the marketplace regarding liposuction and liposculpture.
Many patients come to me, they ask me, “What is liposuction?” “What is SmartLipo?” “What is Vaser?” They believe, and probably because we as physicians have inadequately either explained it through our websites or through the media, that these technologies actually are the procedures. And I think that’s where the real confusion starts. So I’m here today to clear up that confusion.
To do so, I’ve actually created four categories of questions I like patients to ask, namely when they are considering a body contouring procedure, specifically liposculpture or liposuction, they need to ask this:
- The technology, what are the technologies the doctor is using or has access to?
- The technique, just because a surgeon has a technology, doesn’t mean he’s trained to use that technology to its best, i.e., technique. Techniques beyond just removing fat. Techniques such as skin tightening technique, which is superficial liposuction, techniques such as high-definition liposculpture where we actually use artistic maneuvers to sculpt shape into the body.
- The next question you should ask your surgeon is training. Is that surgeon, the surgeon you’re seeing, trained in both the technologies he’s using to use them safely, and is your surgeon trained in the techniques that that technology makes possible?
- The technician, that’s the surgeon, that’s the fourth T. I believe it’s important for you to research, see what that physician does. You want to make sure that he does a fair number of these procedures, the more procedures that any surgical specialists do, the better they tend to be, and liposculpture and liposuction is no different.
Some of us, like myself, actually specialize in liposuction and liposculpture and when patients are seeking these answers, these are the four questions again you should ask, technology, technique, technician (your surgeon), and training.