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what is liposuction?

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Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
Liposuction: Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce fat deposits in the thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, abdomen, waist, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, calves, and ankles.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Direct Fat Removal: Liposuction, as the name says, is the removal of fat with a vacuum. Small incisions are made, and a canula (hollow tube) is inserted under the skin, into the fat. A hole, or holes, near the end of the tube remove fat by sucking it out. A balanced salt solution with local anesthesia and epinephrine is injected prior to surgery to reduce discomfort and bruising. Consult a board certified specialist.

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A 39-year-old male asked:

What is slim liposuction?

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Dr. Aaron Stupple
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Fat removal by laser: Lasers can be used to "melt" fat. The technique is to insert a small laser under the skin of the abdomen which then is directed at surrounding fat tissue. The fat cells and other tissues are destroyed. The fat liquefies, which can be sucked out, and scar tissue forms that pulls in on the skin. Slim lipo is one of a variety of lasers available, each using slightly different wavelengths.
Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Any energy applied to fat causes cells to break down and to burst, liquefying it and making it easier to extract (suction). As well, many fat cells not actually killed or suctioned are terminally injured and lead to further tissue reduction. SLIM (selective laser induced melting) is one way and has proved to be a valuable tool for melting the fat. Many using one or the other may claim "popularity" of any system, or value of the "number of wavelengths" the units employ. But those who have used multiple lipo lasers and vasers have found SLIM gave far better results than others.
May 2, 2013
Dr. Andrew Varano
Aesthetic Medicine 23 years experience
SLIMlipo utilizes 2 wavelengths 924nm & 980nm. Studies done reveal that 924 nm used by SLIMlipo is the peak absorption of heating adipose tissue . Dr Brooke Steckel of Harvard medical has a nice you tube demonstration station of this phenomenon
Jul 28, 2014
Colleyville, TX
A 39-year-old male asked:

How does liposuction work?

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Dr. William Adams
Plastic Surgery 50 years experience
Liposuction: During a liposuction procedure, an instrument is placed through a small incision and excess fat is removed.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is liposuction?

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Dr. Richard Baxter
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Safe within limits: Your question is very important and the simple answer is that lipo is very safe if not too much fat is removed and it is done by a qualified surgeon in an accredited facility. Tumescent or local anesthesia is safe for smaller volume cases, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is good for larger volumes. Most complications are due to removing too much fat at one time.
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How much is liposuction?

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Dr. Renee Burke
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Liposuction pricing: The cost of liposuction will vary depending on a number of factors. These include surgeon's fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. Each of these costs depend on how many areas are treated and how long the procedure will take. Also, whether this is performed in a hospital or outpatient setting and the type of anesthesia ( local with sedation or general anesthesia ) will also determine pricing.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Age limit on liposuction?

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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 13 years experience
No age limit: There is no age limit on liposuction per se. However, a good physician will likely investigate your cardiac, renal, and overall medical history to ensure that it is safe to perform liposuction on their patient.

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