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tumescent liposuction? what are the different types of liposuction?

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Dr. Suman Das
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
Ultrasonic,Tumescent: Basic premises of the procedure is to suck out the fat without sucking out too much blood with it.Original procedure was straight liposuction with suction canula, fat is broken down by too and frow movement of blunt suction canula and then suck out the fat.Then came injection of tuescent fluid, and then suction the fat.Then came ultrasonic liposuction to reduce the blood loss.Infact the injection of.
Dr. James Kurley
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Multiple Kinds: The proper term is tumescent anesthesia since any type of liposuction will use this technique to help reduce blood loss and other problems. There are many types of liposuction including traditional, ultrasonic, and laser assisted. The proper approach can be determined after consulation with an experienced surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Good luck!
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Many names for lipo: Tumescent liposuction involves the administration of dilute local anesthetic with adrenaline to limit blood loss and swell the fat tissue. True tumescent lipo uses only local anesthesia. Other types of lipo are: modified tumescent lipo with general anesthesia, vaser or ultrasound assisted liposuction, laser assisted liposcution which has many names like smartlipo , slimlipo, and cool lipo etc.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many : There are many different liposuction technologies available; each claims to be better than the other. Each is also heavily marketed. In my opinion, much more important than the specific technology used (when it comes to the surgical outcome or “effectiveness” of the procedure) is the surgeon using the “tool”. Patients are responsible to do their due diligence and select surgeon carefully.
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 15 years experience
Anesthesia: Most smart lipo is done as tumescent lipo, but not all tumescent lipo is smart lipo. Tumescence is just a description of the way that the area is numbed (by injecting numbing fluid). Vaser lipo and even traditional lipo can all be done with tumescence. SmartLipo adds laser, Vaser adds ultrasound. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/contouring-procedures-category/smartlipo-triplex-technology/

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can I perform liposuction on myself?

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Dr. Alan Chen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: No surgery should ever be performed on oneself, even if the person is a surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can liposuction get rid of all my fat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: A surgeon can remove fat cells containing the fat, but the person will regain fat in stranger places (where the remaining fat cells are) if he overeats later. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will also use the stored fat.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you have liposuction if you have a hypothyroid condition?

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Dr. Scott Zevon
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: A patient who is hypothyroid should be on appropriate dosage of thyroid medication and under good control prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is laser liposuction a new and therefore risky procedure?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not Really: Laser assisted liposuction is the newest of the technologies to help with fat removal during liposuction. In trained hands, it is vey safe. The major risks that are present are essentially the same as in any liposuction procedure. The main specific risk is a burn from the laser, however these risks should be minimal in experienced hands.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between laser liposuction and laser lipolysis?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Nothing!: They are slightly different terms for the same procedure.

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