Perceived Value of Power Assisted Liposuction

 

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    1.    How strongly do you agree with the following statement?

"I believe power assisted liposuction offers significant advantages over manual liposuction."       

 

LEAST 20% 20% 17% 22% 20% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

   2.    How strongly do you agree with the following statement?

            "Liposuction constitutes a large part of my practice."

    LEAST 15% 25% 30% 20% 10% MOST
    AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

    3.    How strongly do you agree with the following statement?

    "I perform the majority of my liposuction procedures in the office."

     
    LEAST 48% 13% 8% 2% 28% MOST
    AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

4.    Which of the current power assisted liposuction devices on the market have you tried? Check as many as apply.

44%   MicroAire's PAL2000

19%   Well's Johnson - Riojas reciprocating cannula

5%   NuMed's Power Cannula

20%   Byron ARC reciprocating cannula

3%   Stars 2000

16%   Other

    5.    Of the Devices you have tried, which do you believe to be the most effective?

    63%   MicroAire's PAL2000

    10%   Well's Johnson - Riojas reciprocating cannula

    7%   NuMed's Power Cannula

    13%   Byron ARC reciprocating cannula?

    3%   Stars 2000

6.    For the most effective device you specified in (5), how strongly do you agree with the following statement?

"I think the device I tried was very effective."

 
LEAST 16% 13% 11% 29% 29% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

  7.  Have you purchased any of the following devices? Check as many as apply.

15% MicroAire's PAL2000

2%  Well's Johnson - Riojas reciprocating cannula

0%  NuMed's Power Cannula

5%  Byron ARC reciprocating cannula?

0%  Stars 2000

    8.        How strongly do you agree with the following statement?

            "I think liposuction will become a major part of my practice in the future."  

LEAST 11% 23% 31% 15% 16% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

 9.  What have you encountered as the most frequent complication in performing liposuction?

35% uneven, wavy and bumpy results

49% asymmetry and the need for revisional surgery

10% lengthy convalescence from prolonged swelling and bruising

0% bleeding

0% infection

6% seroma

    10.    What do you find as the most common reason the procedure may not deliver results that meet with the patient's preoperative expectations?

14% prolonged convalescence

21% results not sufficiently dramatic

11% inability to take out enough fat in one sitting

40% flaccidity from skin's inability to sufficiently shrink once fat is removed

4% too great an expense for the degree of improvement

9% waviness, unevenness or asymmetry

    11.     How strongly do you agree with the following statement? When do you most frequently perform liposuction?

"I most commonly perform liposuction as a solitary procedure."  

 
LEAST 3% 21% 21% 36% 18% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

12.    How do you most frequently perform liposuction?

8% tumescent technique to high turgor

67% tumescent technique to moderate turgor

22% tumescent technique for local anaesthesia and hemostatic effect alone

3% dry technique.

    13.    What is the most common amount of blood-fat aspirate you remove in a "typical" liposuction patient in whom you are performing the operation as a solitary procedure?

21% more than 3000cc

30% between 2500 and 3000cc

18% between 2000 and 2500cc

18% between 1500 and 2000cc

11% less than 1500 cc

    14.     How strongly do you agree with the following statement? 

"I think the results of my liposuction procedures are considerably superior to those of my colleagues." 

 
LEAST 2% 8% 47% 28% 15% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

    15.    How strongly do you agree with the following statement? 

                "My patients are generally quite pleased with the results of my liposuction procedures."

         
LEAST 0% 0% 10% 54% 34% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

 16.    How frequently do you find it necessary to perform secondary or "revisional" procedures on patients on whom you have performed liposuction surgery because of complications from the original procedure.

80% almost never (<25%)

15% sometimes (26-49%)

3% frequently(50%)

0% often(51-75%)

2% always(76%-100%)

    17.    Have the reported results of any of the currently available liposuction devices impressed you sufficiently to convince you to consider purchase of one of them in the next 12 months?

9% I definitely plan to purchase one

4% I'll probably purchase one

21% I'll consider purchasing one

63% It's highly unlikely I'll purchase

    18.    What would you consider most important in making you decide to purchase a powered liposuction device?

33% clinical studies and reports with results significantly improved with the use of a new device or technique.

11% Endorsements of respected physicians you trust

55% "hands on" experience with the device yourself for a "test run" with a patient

2% patients often requesting liposuction on them using that device because they have heard it from their friends, other doctors or the lay press.

    19.    How would you describe the amount of physical effort you require to perform a "typical" liposuction procedure which you would perform as a solitary procedure?

8% very strenuous

32% strenuous

55% moderate effort

5% very little effort

    20.    How strongly do you agree with the following statement?

            "I am very pleased with the current method and devices I use for liposuction."

LEAST 0% 7% 26% 34% 31% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

    21.    Assuming it were sold at a price you considered appropriate and you were convinced a power assisted liposuction device would significantly lessen your surgical effort, shorten the time required to perform the procedure and do so without compromising results, how strongly do you agree with the following statement?

            "I would most likely buy a device with the next 12 months."

LEAST 14% 11% 23% 34% 18% MOST
AGREE 1 2 3 4 5 AGREE

    22.    How much more than the other liposuction devices would you be willing to pay for a device that could be shown to you to be clinically superior to the others?

35% price doesn't enter the equation if I'm convinced its that much better, I'll pass the cost along to my patients

9% more than $2000

16% between $1500 and $2000

18% between $1000 and 1500

9% $500 and $1000

13% $500 or less.

    23.    How much would you expect to pay for such a device which had been shown to significantly assist you in performing liposuction in a way that could be clinically documented?

6% above $12,000

4% between $11,000 and $12,000

0% between $10,000 and $11,000

14% between $9,000 and $10,000

0% between $8,000 and $9,000

10% between $7,000 and $8,000

66% less than $7,000

24.  How many years have you been in practice?

14% 1-3 years

10% 3-7

15% 7-10

59% over 10 years


    Thank you for the time you have taken. Would you like the results of this questionnaire e-mailed to you when they have been tabulated?

    yes  69%      no 31%

 

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