Total Lipedema Care

Preparing for surgery

Preparing for plastic surgery is a very important part of your decision to have a cosmetic procedure. Total Lipedema Care knows that the most prepared patients experience less pain and enjoy better results following their procedure.

Preparing should begin as soon as you have looked into a procedure. Choosing your surgeon and knowing all your financial options are a big part of the preparation and offer patients a great relief when theses decisions are made early in the process.

Your consultation will allow you to get questions answered by discussing your desired with your coordinators and doctors. During this time, the entire process will be gone over in detail, from the day of the procedure to the final follow-up appointment.

Total Lipedema Care makes preparing and caring for yourself after surgery very easy with our “Preparing & Caring” pre-operative kit. This package includes videos, checklists and answers to questions our patients routinely ask after surgery. You receive this complimentary package at your pre-operative appointment. At this appointment, you will have an opportunity to speak with your registered nurse and she can help make sure you have the appropriate labs done, garments purchased, and medications needed as well as talk with your caregiver about their role in your recovery.

We look forward to being your partner every step of the way through your surgical process at Total Lipedema Care!

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Body Surgery Photos

  • Please take photos in front of a plain background. For example, use a plain-colored wall or plain-colored sheet (white or blue is preferable) hung on a wall.
  • Photos should be taken from just below your chin to your knees. The whole torso area should be visible with no undergarments obscuring the areas.
  • Hands and arms should not be raised above your head as this lifts the abdomen to an unnatural position. Do not “suck in” the abdomen as this also creates an unnatural position. Inhale and exhale out to completely relax your abdomen.
  • Keep arms up and out to the sides for front and back views.
  • Keep the camera angle straight forward. Do not angle down or up as this will also create an unnatural position/view of the abdomen area.
  • You will need to take your photos without any garments on; for example, no shirts covering the abdomen area, no bras, or underwear. If you like, please use a small towel to cover your front genital area, but please do not use underwear.
  • Only one frontal image is needed for all body surgery. If you are considering a buttock augmentation procedure, please send a front and back view.