Receiving laser liposuction procedures such as SmartLipo and other cosmetic surgeries abroad has increased in popularity over the last decade. Some people may find it enticing because of the potentially cheaper price tag – but many don’t know the risks associated with this route.
Learn why receiving plastic surgery out of the country is not a good idea and what questions you should ask your cosmetic surgery provider.
Why it’s a Bad Idea to get Laser Liposuction Abroad
It’s vital to understand the risks and implications of any cosmetic procedure you choose to get. That is why we want to share with you the reasons why receiving laser liposuction and other cosmetic procedures abroad is not such a great idea.
It’s crucial to put your health and safety first.
It’s Difficult to Verify Credentials
In the U.S., we have many accreditations a cosmetic surgery provider can achieve, including ones for laser lipo treatment. Although there are accreditations available internationally, they are far less common and can be hard to verify if the provider does not explicitly disclose them.
It’s Hard to Attend Follow Up Appointments
Attending post-procedure checkups can become challenging and expensive if you receive your procedure abroad. Every cosmetic procedure provider has different post-procedure protocols – but many will want to see you one to two months following the procedure and every couple of months after that. This is to ensure that your liposuction and/or other cosmetic surgery recovery is going well and to monitor your progress. In addition, flying back and forth from the U.S. to a foreign country can become expensive fast.
Flying After Liposuction Poses a Health Risk
Flying after a fat reduction procedure such as laser liposuction can pose some severe health risks. For example, a patient who receives a cosmetic procedure abroad and travels by plane a day or two following is at risk for blood clots and pulmonary embolism. Additionally, they are also at risk for infection.
No Legal Protection
When someone receives any procedure in the U.S., there are malpractice laws in place to protect them if any complications arise – or if there is negligence at play. Unfortunately, these laws do not protect people who decide to receive procedures outside of the U.S. The malpractice laws in our country could save you from expensive medical bills due to subpar work from your surgeon.
A Doctor in The U.S. May Not Assume Your Aftercare
If complications arise following your surgery, you may need to find care in the U.S., but this can be difficult. There are many surgeons that will not assume the care of a patient who received their procedure elsewhere.
In reality, this is a short list of the many potential risks that come from receiving laser liposuction and other cosmetic procedures abroad.
Questions You Should Ask Your Provider
To ensure you receive the best results and have a qualified cosmetic surgery provider, here are a few simple questions you should ask them.
- How many years of experience do you have in your field?
- Do you have specific training for this procedure?
- Where and how will my procedure be performed?
- How do you handle complications?
- How often do complications occur?
- What is your protocol for post-procedure complications?
- What are the potential risks of this procedure?
- When and where did you receive your training to perform this procedure?
- Am I a good candidate for the procedure?
- May I see before and after photos of your work?
- How long will my recovery be?
- Are there accommodations if I am dissatisfied with my results?
These questions are essential when trying to find the perfect cosmetic surgery provider for you. Your safety and satisfaction should be of the utmost importance to your provider.
WIFH Cost of Liposuction
If you came here to the WIFH website to learn more about laser liposuction, you are probably curious about how much the procedure cost. You can find everything you need to know about SmartLipo costs here.
Depending on the desired treatment area, our laser liposuction costs can range from $2,000 to $7,000.
Stay Safe and Look Amazing with WIFH
The medical spa staff at WIFH has dedicated themselves to offering their luxury services and high-quality care that produces the best results.
WIFH has been named Atlanta’s First Laser Center of Excellence and continues to garner recognition for our outstanding work in the cosmetic procedure industry!
If you are interested in the SmartLipo procedure, book your complimentary consultation today by giving us a call at (404)-832-0300. Or you can fill out our online contact form.