I'm looking to have liposuction done. Do surgeons or technicians perform the procedure?

Should I look for certain qualifications or certifications?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Vein & Laser Of Virginia

This varies state by state, but in most states, including my state of Virginia, physicians perform the procedure. Now that being said, you should be aware that any physician can perform the procedure. Although there are non-surgeon physicians that do very good liposuction and the procedure as performed today was actually developed by a dermatologist (tumescent procedure), I would feel safest having this performed by a physician with core surgery training. This does NOT, however, translate into a plastic surgeon. They are typically more expensive and a cosmetic surgeon is typically more focused on cosmetic procedures that plastic surgeons, who are often more focused on reconstructive procedures. I hope this helps.

Published on Jul 31, 2015

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Answered by Vein & Laser Of Virginia

This varies state by state, but in most states, including my state of Virginia, physicians perform the procedure. Now that being said, you should be aware that any physician can perform the procedure. Although there are non-surgeon physicians that do very good liposuction and the procedure as performed today was actually developed by a dermatologist (tumescent procedure), I would feel safest having this performed by a physician with core surgery training. This does NOT, however, translate into a plastic surgeon. They are typically more expensive and a cosmetic surgeon is typically more focused on cosmetic procedures that plastic surgeons, who are often more focused on reconstructive procedures. I hope this helps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Pismo Vitality

We conduct SmartLipo in our office and the procedure is performed by Dr. Weiss. Her Medical Assistant, who is trained specifically in SmatLipo, assists with the procedure. We display the training certificates for the Dr and MA in the room. Hope this helps you.

Published on Jul 31, 2015

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Answered by Pismo Vitality

We conduct SmartLipo in our office and the procedure is performed by Dr. Weiss. Her Medical Assistant, who is trained specifically in SmatLipo, assists with the procedure. We display the training certificates for the Dr and MA in the room. Hope this helps you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Surgeons or doctors perform the procedure and there is usually an assistant of some sort in the room with the doctor. You should look for either a plastic surgeon or a doctor who is trained and possesses a certification for this procedure.

Published on Jul 31, 2015

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Answered by Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Surgeons or doctors perform the procedure and there is usually an assistant of some sort in the room with the doctor. You should look for either a plastic surgeon or a doctor who is trained and possesses a certification for this procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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