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Do you have to be a plastic surgeon to perform ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasound liposuction has been around for some time. Most plastic surgeons perform Ultrasound liposuction. Call your plastic surgeon and ask if they perfom this procedure.
Absolutely. First a plastic surgeon has spent several years of training to be a board certified plastic surgeon competent to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.secondly, liposuction is a major surgical procedure that requires expertise and knowledge not only in cosmetic surgery and liposuction , but managing the patient as a whole and fluid resuscitation, and managing emergencies as well as managing the medications such as local anesthetics that are used in the tumescent fluid.