Dr. Rios Knows Liposuction
“We performed over 200 liposuction surgery procedures last year,” says Dr. Rios. “It’s a great procedure, and what I like about it is that it’s minimally invasive, and that means patients can get back to their normal life a lot quicker. It feels good when I have someone who is a good candidate, and they have a busy schedule, and I can tell them, ‘No this won’t lay you up for too long; you can get back to work. You can get back to your normal life much faster.'”
When deciding where to have your liposuction performed, Dr. Rios suggests that you focus on the experience and results of the surgeon rather than the technology.
“There’s a lot of technology out there, and many times that drives the decision, but really it should be experience. It certainly makes my job easier utilizing VASER technology, but it’s my experience that produces my consistent results. I attend conferences, I stay up with my courses, I am constantly improving my technique, and I’ve been using the VASER system since 2003. I am one of the few who can say that.”
“You need to select your practitioner carefully,” warns Dr. Rios. “There are non-aesthetically certified general practitioners, specialists in other fields, and non-plastic surgeons offering Vaser liposuction procedures, but they are just jumping in. They just don’t have the training, experience and knowledge. Anybody can wear a white coat, but not everyone is a plastic surgeon.”
Dr. Rios advises his patients to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon that has hospital privileges for all of their procedures. Hospitals have strict credentialing requirements for surgeons authorized to operate in their facilities, so that is a good measure of the expertise of the doctor performing your liposuction procedure.
“It is just a common-sense safety precaution. Should my patients require extra medical attention, I am able to perform procedures in the hospital. And that consistency of care makes my patients feel comfortable. You should expect your plastic surgeon to have hospital privileges.”
Combining Other Surgeries with Liposuction
Dr. Rios also performs Vaser liposuction surgery in combination with other procedures. Often, the outcome of one procedure can be enhanced by another, and when it’s safe and indicated, Dr. Rios can combine the procedures into one surgical period and one recovery period. A popular combination procedure is the Mommy Makeover, which usually involves a breast surgery, like a lift or augmentation and a contouring procedure like liposuction or a tummy tuck. Sometimes all of the above. During your consultation, Dr. Rios will review the treatment options that are right for you.
The Best Tool for the Task
During your research, you may have noticed that there are several types of liposuction surgery based on technology. However, Dr. Rios feels that his liposuction with VASER technology delivers the best results for his patients.
“With so-called ‘fat melting’ machines, the process takes several months to a year of multiple treatments to achieve significant results. With liposuction using VASER technology, it’s one treatment, and compared to other liposuction surgery procedures, I think VASER delivers a better result,” says Dr. Rios. “When you see that result, I think it will motivate you to continue making good health choices like it has with my other patients.”
Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rios to speak with him in person at our Rio Grande Valley office about your body contouring options and the results you can expect from his liposuction procedure.