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is the surgery of fat removal safe?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Depends: It depends on where and what is done. The answer is that It can be safe. There is some risks for this as you need to know of them They would include blood clots, infection and emboli. These would be explained to the patient prior to the surgery. At your age however there should be little need for such surgery and best plan is to follow your doctor's advice.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Relatively: Safe. All surgical procedures do carry risk of complications like infection poor would healing and intra-operative risk. Discuss your risk with your surgeon
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there a risk to the surgery?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Which surgery?: In general all surgery has some risks. The risk from the anesthesia ( severe allergy, hypotension, respiratory or cardiac arrest) the risk during surgery of bleeding, perforarion of viscera, leaving instruments, gauze or towels inside, the risk after the surgery with infections, the risk of clots, the risk of not achieving the desired goal, the risk of scars internally (adhesions) or externally.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Do you normally show the patient the hardware that you will use in the surgery?

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Dr. Denise Reeves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Not usually: Surgeons use a variety of instruments or hardware in the operating room. Sometimes we will show patients what an implant looks like, or other object that is specialized, but the run of the mill equipment is not usually shown.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What would cause doctors to postpone surgery?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Several things: Surgeries can be cancelled or postponed due to a number of reasons. The patient can be too ill to undergo surgery, abnormal lab results, need for additional diagnostic information, or time not available, problems with equipment necessary for surgery, sick surgeon, emergencies, and natural disasters.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Do you have to pay for surgery in a public county hospital?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Of course: Of course, why not? Medical care is not free, even at public hospitals. All the "public" in public hospitals means is that the government owns and runs the hospital. You still pay for all medical care either directly or through insurance (private or public).
A 30-year-old member asked:

How often do attending physicians let the residents or fellows do most of your surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
IT varies: If you are going to a teaching institution is it very common with the attending being present.

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