Websites like Groupon, Living Social and Amazon Local have transformed the way we consume goods and services – whether it is a facial, a concert or a race these sites offer steep discounts that seem too good to be true. It seems that one of the latest offers on many of these sites is some form of liposuction or body contouring.
This leads many people to say “well I’ve always wanted to fix <insert problem area here>” and at such a great deal – why would I say no? As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali wants to share a few reasons why you should rethink that “great deal” being offered.
- There are many ways for surgeons to build their client base that do not involve discounting procedures by 50-75%.
- Beware of the “it works just like” taglines. These procedures are often trying to replicate the results of liposuction but without the recovery time, down time, etc. There is no replacement for liposuction – if there was, we would offer it to you!
- The deals are often for a very small portion of your body. While you might think this okay, it’s not. It is important that your surgeon gives you what is best for your body – which, chances are, is not that 5”x5” square they are selling.
Liposuction is a medical procedure that requires anesthesia, prep and recovery. It is a procedure that should only be performed by a reputable, board certified surgeon, who is available for you throughout the prep, surgery and healing processes to ensure long-term success.
Considering liposuction? Contact Dr. Ali today for a consultation!