Robert Bowdon is the sales manager for He is a graduate of the University of West Florida, Pensacola, and he has been working in sales for 7 years, the last 3 with As a sales manager, Bowdon helps plastic surgeons obtain new patients for their practices through visibility on the Internet.

What types of service and information does provide to prospective patients? provides prospective patients with a comprehensive source of information about liposuction on the Internet. We provide a wide range of information, including various liposuction techniques, analysis of safety and possible complications, a general cost summary, and an overview of common preoperative and postoperative care methods. provides prospective patients with a user-friendly “Surgeon Locator” tool with which consumers can find board-certified surgeons to perform their procedure. Each surgeon has the opportunity to list information about his or her practice, qualifications, procedures, and before-and-after photographs. This information helps prospective patients choose the right surgeon.

Which countries does your surgeon directory include? has surgeons in six countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and the United Kingdom. Although only six countries are currently represented, we are equipped to offer profiles to surgeons in every country in the world.

Which liposuction techniques are described on your Web site?

We want our visitors to know the pros and cons of each particular technique so that they can make an informed decision about which technique is best suited for them. The techniques described on are the tumescent technique, the dry technique, the wet technique, the superwet technique, the ultrasonic-assisted technique, and the power-assisted technique.

Does your Web site offer a Q&A page or chat room for patients to ask physicians questions about liposuction? has a frequently asked questions page, on which more than 125 common questions are answered. The questions included are thorough and explain every aspect of the procedure—from choosing a surgeon to postoperative recovery. also offers a “Contact the Doctor” feature, by which potential patients can e-mail surgeons through their profiles with questions or can make an appointment for a consultation.

What are some of the factors that affect the cost of liposuction?

The cost of liposuction is an important factor when a potential patient is considering having a procedure done. The old adage, “You get what you pay for,” rings true in this industry. The quality of the procedure is more important than the cost. Therefore, we advise our visitors to research the qualifications of surgeons in their area prior to having a procedure performed. There are also other variables that affect the cost of a procedure. These include the size of the patient; the time and effort needed by the surgeon to perform the surgery; the cost of an anesthesiologist’s services; operating room fees; preoperative laboratory fees; and postoperative commodities, such as garments.