People considering liposuction may feel overwhelmed by all of the options and techniques that are being promoted today. However, Dr. Lesavoy can help. In deciding which is the right treatment approach for you, Dr. Lesavoy will consider effectiveness, safety, cost and appropriateness for your needs. This is called surgical judgment, a skill developed through experience and surgical training. Dr. Lesavoy also uses this judgment to prevent complications; to handle unexpected occurrences during surgery; and to treat complications when they occur.
Dr. Lesavoy’s education and training have helped to form his surgical judgment, so take the time to do some background checking. Patients are encouraged to consider a doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (“ABPS”).
By choosing an ABPS certified plastic surgeon, the patient can rest assured that the doctor graduated from an accredited medical school and has completed at least five years of additional residency, which usually includes three years of general surgery (or its equivalent) and two years of plastic surgery. In order to be certified by the ABPS, a doctor must also pass comprehensive written and oral exams and practice surgery for two years.