Choosing a Surgeon Tampa


Dr. SuWe know that looking for the best liposuction surgeon can be daunting, so here are some of the things which make the most difference. All we do is liposuction, not ten other surgeries. On average, each day we do 2-3 areas of liposuction on at least 2 patients. Over the past 6 years, Dr. Su has performed over 6000 cases (on 2000 patients). This is easily five times as much liposuction than the average plastic surgeon performs.

It is important to note that Dr. Su owns Art Lipo. When we have seen with other liposuction clinics/centers is that the doctors are hired employees and have a high degree of turn over. We also see a lack of concern for the final outcome from these clinics in general, since the doctors have no vested interest long-term. In contract, Dr. Su has been growing his practice and reputation for a long time and like any proud artist puts his patient’s center stage for all to see. He really is an artist with a fine arts degree. Dr. Su earned his arts degree prior to his medical degree and is likely the only doctor you’ll ever hear of with that background. Because of his artistic abilities, he has mastered liposuction sculpting in a way that most surgeons never will during their entire career.

You need to understand that liposuction is all about sculpting a soft mobile, changing substance that is much more difficult to sculpt than clay or wood. The most difficult aspect of this is making the surface skin contour look super smooth when it is complete. It takes extremely good hand control and feel to accomplish this, as well as a very good artistic eye for shape and proportion. Combine these skills with the passion and perfectionism of an artist and you have Dr. Su. When it comes to making a decision, before and after photos are also hugely important factor. You should be able to see lots of before and after photos of good quality and from different angles, taken with the same poses.

You should ask if the photos are of the doctors own work, especially at some of the liposuction centers. Do your research on a doctor. Read reviews on the internet and look up concerns that may have been posted on the Florida Department of Health website about a physician. Dr. Su’s reviews and testimonials are very positive and he has an impeccable safety record as a physician practicing more than 15 years, If you are wondering about board certification in plastic surgery, it is a nice distraction for face lifts and breast augmentation.

However, board certified plastic surgeons doing liposuction under general anesthesia produce a lot of the worse liposuction outcomes just because of the limitations of patients being under general anesthesia. Liposcution under local anesthesia with patients awake allows for optimal body positioning, muscle tightening, and standing to assess results which is not possible while a patient is under general anesthesia on a ventilator. The best liposuction results come from the surgeons with the best sculpting skills, not from surgeons with the latest laser or fancy new device.

So choose a doctor based on his body of work and the consultation he does personally. Beware of clinics where the doctor does not even see you until you have booked a procedure.

Fly In For Surgery

If you are considering having a procedure performed by Dr. Su and are not located in the Tampa Bay area, we have tailored a fly-in program for many of our patients who come from all over the world. Our office is conveniently located near Tampa International Airport. Our patients are provided with hotel lists, and a list of concierge services to create a comfortable time in Florida to meet their individualized recovery needs.

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