Do you have to be a plastic surgeon to perform ultrasonic liposuction?

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Do you have to be a plastic surgeon to perform ultrasonic liposuction?

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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.

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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.

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