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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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What is liposuction?

What is liposuction?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
658 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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How much is liposuction?

How much is liposuction?

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. ...Read more

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How does liposuction work?

Nature of Fat: Fat cells are simply storage containers for excess fuel. They expand and contract based on your diet and exercise. To a certain extent, you are responsible for the size of the fat cell.

Fat cells normally do not replicate. Their number and location is determined by genetics. Placement of your fat cells determines your shape.

Removal of fat cells is permanent and changes your shape as a result! ...Read more

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Is liposuction good for me?

Is liposuction good for me?

Depends.: The “ideal” patient for liposuction surgery is a healthy person who presents with localized areas of diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue and good quality skin elasticity overlying the area of concern. ...Read more

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How dangerous is liposuction?

How dangerous is liposuction?

Very safe: Tumescent liposuction performed while awake is very safe. If one avoids general anesthesia, risks are minimized. Deaths are extremely rate with this type of liposuction, mostly due to the reduced risks of dvts (deep vein thrombosis) and pes (pulmonary emboli). Infection and bleeding are also reduced with this method. A well trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon should use this method. ...Read more

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Does liposuction age a person?

No: The purpose of body contouring surgery is to restore attractive proportions and contours to the body for both men and women. ...Read more

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Is large volume liposuction safe?

Is large volume liposuction safe?

Large Vol Lipo: Large volume liposuction by definition is over 5 liters of fat removal. This type of operation needs to be done in a operating room hospital setting. This is due to large fluids shifts in the body. Plus at least 2 to 3 days recovery in the hospital is needed. These operations are quite lengthy in the 5 hours + ranges. Plus the costs are near $20,000. Best to see boarded Plastic Surgeons... ...Read more

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Can i get liposuction on the nhs?

Can i get liposuction on the nhs?

What is NHS?: I would be happy to answer the question, but I'm not sure what the NHS is. ...Read more

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What is the defect of liposuction?

What is the defect of liposuction?

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. ...Read more

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What amount does liposuction cost?

Cost of Liposuction: Cost can vary for each individual based on what areas you want liposuctioned. The cost can also differ based on your location and surgeon's expertise. ...Read more

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Are there big risks to liposuction?

Are there big risks to liposuction?

LS risk: Yes! any surgery carries the risk of death. This can happen from anesthesia but if very unlikely if you are healthy and your anesthesiologist is trained/experienced. You could also develop clots in your legs which could break off and travel to your lungs and kill you. This risk is higher in smokers, obese people, those with history of clots or those on hormone treatments. ...Read more

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Can I perform liposuction on myself?

Yes, but....: You can do anything to yourself, but performing lipo on yourself even if you are a well trained plastic surgeon is just a really really bad idea! ...Read more

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Can liposuction leave you disfigured?

Can liposuction leave you disfigured?

Yes: If liposuction is performed too close to the skin, there is a risk of contour irregularity and disfigurement. A good way to determine if your doctor is qualified to perform the procedure is to inquire as to whether or not they have privileges to perform liposuction in a hospital. If they are only performing this procedure in their office and are not credentialed to perform it in a hospital beware. ...Read more

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What can I do to pay for liposuction?

Paying for surgery: Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that will need to be paid for prior to the procedure. Insurance will not cover it. Most practices accept cash, credit cards, and also offer financing. http://www.dassmd.com/cost-of-plastic-surgery/index.html. ...Read more

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Wats the price of getting liposuction?

Wats the price of getting liposuction?

Depends]: Depends on modality - ultrasound, laser conventional. How many areas and how big the areas are. Your doctors experience etc. ...Read more

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Can liposuction cause fat to relocate?

Can liposuction cause fat to relocate?

No: If you gain weight after liposuction , areas of the body that have fat tissue will store it there. ...Read more

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I would like details for liposuction.?

Liposuction: Liposuction reshapes the body and improves its proportions through the removal of excess fat. Liposuction allows you to achieve the desired contouring on almost any area of the body: hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waist, back, legs, arms, neck, and chin.

The procedure will remove the excess skin and tighten and suspend the underlying tissues in order to restore a smoother, lifted appearance. ...Read more

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Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

Any surg has risks: The benefits of the surgery must be evaluated by you and your physician(s). Every surgery has risks. But a qualified surgeon, qualiied anesthesiologist-nurse anesthetist, nursing staff must be in place before you consider an elective surgery. Most of the time, liposuction surgery goes very well and patients are pleased. The contours of our body may be more to your body shape. Please research. ...Read more

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Is liposuction a very common procedure?

Liposuction: It depends, since this procedure is usually cosmetic and and the economy is not great-i would think it is more likely done in communities that are upper middle class and upper class communities.That said, it relatively common. It is important that a patient seeks a certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon. Please get more than one opinion and thoroughly research the qualifications of the drs. ...Read more

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How long does liposuction usually take?

Average 1-2 hours: It depends upon the location and number of areas treated, but the average case takes 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about liposuction?

Liposuction: Liposuction is used to reduce excess fat. In this procedure, incisions that are approximately one-quarter of an inch long are made in inconspicuous areas of the body, and fat is suctioned out using a thin hollow cannula tube. This procedure will remove the excess skin and then tighten and suspend the underlying tissues to restore a smoother, lifted appearance. ...Read more

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Is getting liposuction really dangerous?

No: Assuming you are in good health, a good candidate for liposuction surgery, select your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist carefully, and have the procedure performed in a fully accredited facility, liposuction surgery is a safe procedure with a high level of patient satisfaction. ...Read more

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How many times can I undergo liposuction?

Why do you ask?: If you have a stable weight and maintain it after liposuction, you are not likely to require repeat treatments. Liposuction is meant for contouring the body, not removing weight. On the other hand, as long as there is fat, and you are healthy, the procedure can be repeated. Each operation must be individually evaluated. ...Read more

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How much does liposuction typically cost?

How much does liposuction typically cost?

Range is $2K to $20K: The cost of lipo will vary depending on a number of factors.
1-the number of areas being treated
2-the type of facility and anesthesia used
3-whether this is an initial or touch-up or improvement procedure
4-the method and technology applied to the particular case
also, the geographical location where lipo is performed may influenced the cost. For example, lipo costs in manhattan or beverly h. ...Read more

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What happens to the fat after liposuction?

Which fat?: If you mean the fat that is removed, it is usually discarded like other medical waste. If you mean the fat that remains on your body after liposuction, it continues to behave like fat, getting larger if you eat more calories than you burn and shrink if you burn more calories than you eat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting liposuction?

Liposuction: In a body contouring procedure, liposuction is employed to reduce excess fat. In this procedure, incisions that are approximately one-quarter of an inch long are made in inconspicuous areas of the body, and fat is suctioned out using a thin hollow cannula tube. ...Read more

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Can you get liposuction all over your body?

Can you get liposuction all over your body?

Not advised: If you are really looking at "neck to knees" lipo, it is more likely that you will achieve better resutls through weight loss. ...Read more

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Do people ever get ripped with liposuction?

Do people ever get ripped with liposuction?

Nope: Either you are "ripped" or you are not. Diet, exercise and good genes (luck) make you ripped. Liposuction can reveal the fact that you are ripped, by removing disproportionate fat. No method of liposuction has been proven better than tumescent liposuction in the hands of a skilled surgeon. Pick you surgeon wisely, and let them pick the method that works best for them. ...Read more

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Does insurance generally cover liposuction?

Does insurance generally cover liposuction?

No: It is considered cosmetic but you can cll your insurance co. and check. ...Read more

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Is it okay for teenagers to get liposuction?

Is it okay for teenagers to get liposuction?

Not a substitute: Liposuction is effective in treating areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise not a substitute for healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Make sure you seek the opinion of a board certified plastic surgeon if you are considering liposuction. For teenagers, a healthy diet and lifestyle are much better places to star. ...Read more

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