Surgeon for liposuction checklist

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Liposuction is a life changing procedure, regardless of the type. This means that you will need to be careful when choosing.  Before choosing the surgeon that you want for the procedure, there are number of issues that must be addressed.

Training and background of the surgeon

This is the top in the checklist and in particular, you should ensure that the surgeon:

Is board certified

Ensure that the surgeon has been given the necessary certification to practise in their respective field. If possible, the surgeon should furnish you with the certification details.

Education background

Ensure that the surgeon hands you a copy of his resume, detailing his professional qualifications as well as the education background


How much training has the surgeon received to handle various situations. In particular, look for details on his ability to handle emergencies regarding surgery. It is also important that the surgeon demonstrates ability to handle administration of local anesthesia during liposuction procedure.


Look for a surgeon who has a rich background in liposuction. In this case, the surgeon should have handled a sizeable number of liposuction per week. They also should show you the highest number of patients that they have handled in a week. This will give you an idea of the extent of the experience that they have.


There is need for the surgeon to furnish you with a record of patients they have treated before so that you can refer to them.


A good surgeon should not have many cases of corrections which need to be repeated. The prospective surgeon should provide you with the number of corrections performed after carrying out the initial liposuction procedure.


You should be keen to note if any liposuction surgeries carried out by the surgeon have led to hospitalization. If this is the case, there should be cause for alarm as this could mean that   you end up being part of the statistics!

Use of anaesthesia

You will need to enquire about the surgeon’s experience with IV sedation and analgesic.


Some surgeons have had past problems in various areas such as insurance claims. This will help you form an opinion if there has been a malpractice regarding insurance for the procedure.

 Lost privileges

Most surgeons have privileges which they earn as part of their career. However, some or all of these privileges may be lost due to a medical malpractice. It is important to ask if the surgeon has had any privileges and if they are intact.


Find out if the surgeon has faced some litigation currently or in the past due to a surgical related malpractice.


It is important to find out if the surgeon has lost a liposuction patient in the past due to a surgical operation gone wrong or professional negligence. This will help you decide whether you want t put your life on the line by having the same surgeon carry out the same procedure on you.

Fee Policy

A good liposuction surgeon should have a written policy detailing issues like fees they charge among others.