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What do I need to know before undergoing liposuction?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

Patients who have desires to undergo liposuction should seek a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.  These doctors have experience and judgment to perform your liposuction surgery in a safe and predictable manner.  You should first have a consultation with the board-certified plastic surgeon and look at your best options.  Skin tone of the abdominal wall and thighs is extremely important when deciding between liposuction versus a skin removal procedure such as an abdominoplasty.

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