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Dr. Otto Placik
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Liposuction (Overview)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or meant for weight loss.


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Describe tumescent liposuction?

Describe tumescent liposuction?

Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
671 doctors shared insights

Liposuction (Overview)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or meant for weight loss.


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Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Too Many.: Each one of the procedures you listed have their specific indications as well as a potential risk/complications associated with it. There is simply not enough space here to outline the information you should receive. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, and ask to see lots of examples of their work and learn about pros/cons/risks/complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

Technique: Tumescent liposuction uses fluid to help in extracting fat and minimizing blood loss. Standard non-tumescent liposuction is reserved these days for very small areas. If you need large volume liposuction, tumescent technique is the safest way to go. Please make sure your plastic surgeon is experienced and well-trained. Don't be drawn in to bargain basement prices by inexperienced surgeons. ...Read more

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Laser fat reduction ?

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Laser fat reduction
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You: You have more options than traditional surgery or liposuction to lose fat and sculpt your body. These new fda-approved lasers, radiofrequency & cooling technology devices offer safer alternatives to traditional surgery, minimal to no recovery time, with a lot less cost, essentially no risk for infection or scarring after the procedure. Some of these non-invasive fat removal procedures let you lose unwanted inches from the hips, waist, and/or thighs. We can target specific areas like love handles, buttocks, thighs or muffin tops. You will see noticeable results in 8 to 12 weeks or sooner. When you are ready for non-invasive fat removal procedure, choose a facility which has multiple devices so it is possible to match your situation with a correct device and customize a program for you. Devices include coolsculpting, zerona, liposonix, thermage and bella contour for non-invasive and liposuction and lasers for invasive more dramatic and expensive results. Also choose a facility with established track record of successfully treating patients with these devices. Only allow a board-certified dermatologist or physician assistant to treat you. ...Read more

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How safe is tumescent liposuction procedure?

Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read more

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How effective is zerona liposuction?

How effective is zerona liposuction?

Not: Zerona is not a form of liposuction . It is a low level laser light that promises to reduce the inches while you lie under it fully clothed. When it sounds too good to be true, it is usually not true. Unfortunately it has not lived up to its hype. ...Read more

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Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Depends : Both have different indications for different body types. ...Read more

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Liposuction question is the removal of belly fat by liposuction ever done under local anesthetics?

Liposuction : Liposuction can be done under local anesthesia. The real question is whether or not you really want it done under local anesthesia. Generally speaking, every procedure we do can be done under local. However, general anesthesia is used by many surgeons to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Patients have absolutely no pain with general anesthesia during the procedure. They also do not remember any portion of the procedure. With local you would be fully awake for the entire procedure and may have moments where you do feel pain. Also, in order to keep you comfortable you might need a large amount of local which may approach or exceed the usual limits of that medication. In my practice, unless we are planning one small area, i recommend general anesthesia for my patients' comfort. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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What is the difference between vaser liposuction and ultrasonic body lift liposuction ?

Lipo does not Lift: Vaser is a trademarked device that performs ultrasonic liposuction. Ultrasonic liposuction does not accomplish a body lift. ...Read more

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Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Does lipo massage by endermologie reduces cellulite dimples?

Does lipo massage by endermologie reduces cellulite dimples?

Temporarily: These types of treatment only help for a short time and then the cellulite is back. Cellulaze laser is the only permanent solution for cellulite. ...Read more

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Is laser liposuction as effective as regular liposuction?

Is laser liposuction as effective as regular liposuction?

Focus: Focus on choosing the best plastic surgeon, and let them pick the tool to use. Personally, I have seen more problems than benefits from adding a laser to liposuction. ...Read more

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How much fees for rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) & chin liposuction?

How much fees for rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) & chin liposuction?

Rhino and chin cost: In general, rhinoplasty surgery can cost between $6000-8500. Chin liposuction can run between $1500-3000. Costs depend on complexity, time and type of anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction for?

What is tumescent liposuction for?

Tumescent=swollen: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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How much is chin liposuction surgery?

$1500-5000 (estimate: Thr price of surgery will vary tremendously based on extent, time, facility technology, operating room, anesthesia, supplemental procedures ( chin implant) etc, having said that it will range from $1500-5000. ...Read more

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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy better?

Very Different: The operations are very different. Tummy tuck operation typically involves excision of excess skin/adipose tissue, re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with weight gain/loss or pregnancy, and sometimes liposuctioning. Panniculectomy, on the hand, involves ONLY removal of excess skin/adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall; much less of an aesthetic outcome... ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

What is laser liposuction?

Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more

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