Many patients who come for arm lipo wonder why we draw on them before their procedure. In fact, it’s a common question. So, here, we take a look at why we carry out this essential part of the pre-procedure process.
Affirming Your Treatment Plan
Cosmetic surgery is a planned procedure. Your surgeon has time to get to know you well and become very familiar with your aesthetic goals. When we draw on your skin, it affirms both to you and to us that we will meet those goals. During lipo procedures, it is especially important to draw on the area in question. The surgeon may perform liposuction primarily “by feel.” However, the marked skin will aid the surgeon in treating the areas with more definition. By marking the patient’s skin, it’s possible for the surgeon to explain the procedure visually while also ensuring excellent results.
When patients lie down, their skin is in a different place than when they are standing. This means it’s important to mark the skin in the standing position. The surgeon can account for gravity in this position.
Local anesthetics injected into the skin to eliminate pain and discomfort during the procedure can distort symmetry. Therefore, it is important to accurately mark the skin before the injection to guarantee symmetrical results.
Although scars from liposuction are extremely minimal, pen marks help to ensure that any resulting scars are nominal. Areas marked before the procedure make sure the scars are hidden.
Visualizing the Procedure
The first time cosmetic surgeons perform a procedure on their patients is when the patients attend their consultation. This isn’t a physical procedure. Rather, it is one that occurs in the mind. Visualizing the procedure while looking at the patient is the first step toward successful results. Just before the procedure, the physical markings help with this visualization process. They make it much easier to achieve the result that the surgeon has seen in his or her mind’s eye.
Helping Patients to Relax
Relaxed and happy patients have a much better experience while they undergo their procedure. The process of marking the patient’s skin is a good opportunity to lighten the atmosphere, especially for nervous patients. It’s also a chance to show patients how their skin will look much better in a short space of time.
The Role of Artistic Style
If you compared the markings that two different cosmetic surgeons make on their patients, you will notice many differences. All surgeons use different markings on their patients. In fact, the “drawing” session is an opportunity for surgeons to express themselves and to produce their best results. Do not be afraid to ask your surgeon about the markings he or she has made on your body. Any good surgeon will be more than happy to talk about the process and explain his or her creative process.
Choosing A Skilled Surgeon
When choosing a surgeon to carry out your liposuction procedure, you need to ensure you’ve chosen someone with artistic skill. Here, at Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery, our expert in liposuction, Dr. Su, is leading the way in the industry. As a pioneer of the interactive liposuction technique, he can achieve impressive results. With his artistic background and extensive experience, you can be sure that he will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Su will be more than happy to discuss your procedure with you and the markings that he has made. When you come to Artlipo for your arm lipo, you can be confident that you’re choosing the best.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.