Here is my advice on selecting a liposuction center:

1) determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction: are you ready psychologically, physically, and financially for the procedure? Is lipo the right surgery for you or are you better off not having the procedure or having a similar procedure, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)?

2) Once you determine that you want to have the surgery, then work on deciding which center/physician you feel most comfortable with; some questions to ask yourself and the doctor are listed below

3) Ask the physician how many procedures he/she has personally done; also ask to see before and after photos of work that the surgeon personally did

4) Ask yourself, do you feel comfortable with the physician? Do you feel comfortable with the center? You should feel comfortable with both since you will be counting on both to give you the best experience possible; At our center, you are given my personal cell phone number (Dr. Gilad Segev) after the procedure, so you know that I am accessible and always willing to discuss any questions or concerns you may have

5) Affordability: obviously this procedure is not a commodity, and as such, you don’t want to shop around based solely on price; however, clearly you have to find an offer that fits your budget; my advice is find a center that offers a good value, by combining affordability with high quality and experience

6) Realistic Expectations: find a center/physician that gives you realistic expectations of what you can expect after the procedure (results-wise); remember the surgeon is not sculpting clay, but rather the human body, so if you have loose skin, it will still be loose after the surgery and if you are a size 18, you will likely not get down to a size 10 overnight (going down one dress size is more realistic after the procedure)

Good luck in your quest to find a good physician to help transform your body!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Gilad Segev

Dr. Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia

Dr. Gilad Segev, americanlipocenters.com