Liposuction may be performed in a doctor’s clinic, in an outpatient surgery center, or in a hospital. What matters MOST OF ALL is that the liposuction surgery is being performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, who is trained in such procedures within an accredited surgical facility.
Any plastic surgery, including liposuction, needs to be performed in operating rooms that maintain very high standards of cleanliness. All surgical instruments should be steam-sterilized. Cold sterilization of liposuction instruments is a sub-standard way of cleaning them.
Patients should always examine the doctor's surgical facility before agreeing to surgery, making sure that it is well equipped with modern equipment and a staff who is well trained to diagnose and initiate treatment any surgical emergency.
This is one of the many reasons why Pope Plastic Surgery remains the preferred choice of patients seeking liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries in Orlando —our state-of-the-art, comfortable OASIS Surgical Suite, which is attached to our main office. Dr. George Pope maintains OASIS as a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a fellow of The American College of Surgeons. Pope Plastic Surgery's OASIS Surgical Suite is a surgical facility that has passed all inspection tests and has strict policies and procedures for patient safety.
Liposuction, when performed by an inexperienced surgeon or a non-licensed surgeon, can cause a lot of complications. Surgical infections, excessive bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injuries are some of the risks associated with UNSAFE liposuction. To avoid these it is wise to choose a board certified surgeon and accredited surgical facility for the procedure. The doses of anesthesia should also be carefully administered by qualified, trained and experienced staff. Qualified and experienced surgeons use tumescent liposuction procedure to minimize blood loss. At safe surgical centers, the patient is also given attentive care to minimize post surgical edema (swelling) and bruising and to ensure a quick recovery.
Dr. George Pope has more than 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery. He has been voted the best plastic surgeon in Florida by Orlando Magazine readers for two consecutive years and has helped thousands of men and women gain more confidence and satisfaction about their appearance. Schedule an appointment with him today to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs and take a tour of our in-house OASIS surgical suite.