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What is the defect of liposuction?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Over-resection: Sometimes you may see a defect or a visible depression in an area where liposuction was done. This may represent over-resection of tissue with the liposuction. While this can happen in any surgeon's hands, in my opinion, this is one more reason to make sure of your liposuction surgeon's training and credentials. I suggest having a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery and in asps.
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Fat loss: I think you mean what is the effect of liposuction. Liposuction is the removal of subcutaneous fat through suction cannulas. It permanently removes a portion of the fat between the skin and muscle. The effect of liposuction is to remove a small amount fat between under the skin to sculpt the body.
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Dr. Bharat Shah
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Overdoing it: Overdone liposuction can cause contour abnormalities. The use of smaller, finer liposuction intstruments can reduce the chance of contour defects.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Liposuction Defects.: Liposuction surgery carries risks of over resection; if this occurs patients may see or feel skin contour irregularities/defects and an overall unsatisfactory aesthetic result. Care must be taken during his procedures to avoid these types of complications.
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
Risks of lipo: Liposuction is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding and bruising, infection, multiple small scars, fluid collections, asymmetry, contour irregularities, and blood clots. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. Please discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html.
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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
I fix defects all the time, which is one of the contour irregularities which liposuction can cause. Transferring fat to these areas usually gives a very nice correction. Nor do plastic surgeons have a lock on this procedure. Developed by Dr. Klein, a dermatologist. Also, the inventor of liposuction was a gynecologist. Get a doctor who specializes in liposuction and fat transfer.
Nov 11, 2013

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What is liposuction?

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Dr. Henry Mentz
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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.
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