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Is liposuction a good option for me right now? I am within a normal weight range for my height, but i would like to remove some of the excess fat in my abdomen. I’m not yet 35, and want some results and a flat stomach through liposuction. .

Is liposuction a good option for me right now? I am within a normal weight range for my height, but i would like to remove some of the excess fat in my abdomen. I’m not yet 35, and want some results and a flat stomach through liposuction.

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Liposuction : Liposuction is a great option for people who are normal weight and wish to remove fat from some "stubborn" areas. It is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss procedure. To get the best results you should not have extra skin or a lot of stretch marks in the area. If that is the case, then you should also consider a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Liposuction (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

I : I permit my patients to walk as much as they wish beginning on the day of surgery. While this is not as time efficient as more strenuous exercise, it is sufficient enough that many people keep fit and lose weight with walking as their sole fitness modality. Depending upon the actual patient and procedure, i will usually decide at the one week post-op visit to begin back to the pre-operative exercise regimen, with the expectation that the patient will be able to do as much as he or she did before surgery by one month or sooner from the procedure date. ...Read more

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What other options are there for liposuction around the abdomen area? I don't want to have the long recovery period, or the anesthesia. I've heard of smart-lipo. Does that really help?

What other options are there for liposuction around the abdomen area? I don't want to have the long recovery period, or the anesthesia.  I've heard of smart-lipo. Does that really help?

Somewhat: Do not expect the same result as with traditional liposuctions from smart lipo. Smart lipo is just for small amount of fat for normal weight or thin patients. Recovery is not shorter. That's the time your body needs to heal and you cannot shorten it. ...Read more

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Can I have multiple liposuction procedures? I am dissatisfied with several areas of my body, including my buttocks, knees, thighs and abdomen. I read that only a certain amount of fat can be taken out during a liposuction procedure. Is recommended to have

Can I have multiple liposuction procedures? I am dissatisfied with several areas of my body, including my buttocks, knees, thighs and abdomen. I read that only a certain amount of fat can be taken out during a liposuction procedure. Is recommended to have

Yes, but...: Yes, assuming you are a good candidate for liposuction surgery ( not overweight, but concerned with localized areas of adipose tissue and good quality skin elasticity), several areas can be treated at the same time. Safety should be your surgeon's and your first priority with careful attention paid to volumes of tissue removed, fluid “resuscitation”, duration of surgery etc. ...Read more

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I just had liposuction of my abdomen and I need to stay off of baby aspirin and red wine what about K 12 vitamin foods ?

I just had liposuction of my abdomen and I need to stay off of baby aspirin and red wine what about K 12 vitamin foods ?

Vit K okay postop: Foods containing vitamin K should not be a problem. In fact, vitamin K-containing food such a leafy greens should be a regular part of your diet. The medications and foods your doctor wants you to avoid are ones that potentially increase the risk of bruising and bleeding because they inhibit platelet function. Post-op you should eat a healthy well-balanced diet and take a multivitamin. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can the ultrasonic liposuction procedure cause burns of the skin? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction on my abdomen to get rid of the ugly fat, after having 3 children. I believe it uses some sort of ultrasound that creates heat to burn fat. Can i

Can the ultrasonic liposuction procedure cause burns of the skin? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction on my abdomen to get rid of the ugly fat, after having 3 children. I believe it uses some sort of ultrasound that creates heat to burn fat. Can i

Yes: If not done properly by a properly trained board certified plastic surgeon, then can cause burn injury. Other specialty trained physicians unfortunately claim to have proper experience or training but they do not. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce my protruding abdomen? Checked with plastic surgeon for possible liposuction.....He said it is not fat but, i believe he said, herniated abdominal muscles. Said surgery would involve a tightening of these muscles with a proced

What can be done to reduce my protruding abdomen? Checked with plastic surgeon for possible liposuction.....He said it is not fat but, i believe he said, herniated abdominal muscles.   Said surgery would involve a tightening of these muscles with a proced

Mommy Makeover Magic: Pregnancy stretches the fibrous components of the abdominal wall. This can't be improved with exercise! sit-ups strengthen the muscles but there is nothing wrong with the muscles! if indeed this is due to pregnancies, a tummy tuck will do three things for you: 1. Remove excess fat. 2. Remove excess skin. 3. Most importantly, tighten the central part of the abdominal wall. Best, kc. ...Read more

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Is abdominal liposuction a relatively safe procedure?

Is abdominal liposuction a relatively safe procedure?

Liposuction: Yes, liposuction is safe and effective if performed by a board certified and experienced plastic surgeon. There are risks and complications associated with any type fo surgery. Do careful and thorough research and visit several plastic surgeons for consultation. ...Read more

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Can you still carry a child after you have gotten abdominal liposuction?

Can you still carry a child after you have gotten abdominal liposuction?

Yes , but...: Yes, pregnancy is certainly possible after any type of body contouring surgery. However, i suggest that patients wait on having body contouring surgery, if at all possible, if they are planning on having pregnancies in the near future. ...Read more

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Is chin liposuction safe? I've read that abdominal liposuction can be dangerous. Do i need to reconsider chin liposuction? Or is it such a small area that it's safer? .

Is chin liposuction safe? I've read that abdominal liposuction can be dangerous. Do i need to reconsider chin liposuction? Or is it such a small area that it's safer?

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Both are quite safe: Both areas are quite safely treated with an experienced doctor. Local anesthesia has made liposuction a much safer procedure in general. With the use of laser or vaser to first liquefy the fat, there is less damage to vessels and nerves and hence less risk and less recovery time also. Chin liposuction is a relatively low risk area of treatment when done with local anesthesia and experienced doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are the risks of performing an intra-abdominal liposuction not the same as omentectomy?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not (intentionally) done intra-abdominally. This would likely result in intestinal perforation or organ injury. Omentectomy - which is the traditional surgical removal of the fatty omentum - does not involve the use of liposuction equipment, but rather more standard surgical methods. ...Read more

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Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery i experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th

Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery i experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th

See below: The plastic surgeon will probably request a general anesthetic for the procedure. The anesthetic drugs used will be gone very quickly and will not affect your recovery. The pain medications that the surgeon orders will be more important in your recovery. Local anesthesia on its own is not likely to be used. ...Read more

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Can you have IVF and twins if you get abdominal liposuction?

Can you have IVF and twins if you get abdominal liposuction?

Yes: If you have had previous abdominal liposuction, there is no problem with having ivf done. These procedures would not interfere whatsoever. ...Read more

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Is body wrap treatment an effective alternative to liposuction? I plan on taking serious steps to lose weight. Exercise and diet have not done much for me. Before considering abdominal liposuction, I am thinking about the body wrap treatment. Is it worth

Body : Body wraps should not be considered a long term treatment of excessive fat. The wraps work by tightening and dehydrating the tissues, and the results are very limited and last less than a day. This result may be considered acceptable for fitting more smoothly into a dress for an evening, but body wrap is not comparable to the results that are achieved with liposuction. Liposuction can reduce the volume of fat deposited in focused areas quite significantly. The results of liposuction are considered permanent, as the removed fat will not grow back. Future weight gain, however, will change your final result, as the remaining fat cells do continue to increase in size with weight gain. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

TT and Fat Red: Liposuction reduces fat, tummy tuck mainly reduces excess skin and tightens muscles. Both often used at same procedure for best results. ...Read more

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Who do you go to get an evaluation for a lump that appears on you tummy post 2 months abdominal liposuction when the surgeon was not helpful?

Who do you go to get an evaluation for a lump that appears on you tummy  post 2 months abdominal liposuction when the surgeon was not helpful?

Surgical opinion: Theis may just be a small pocket of fat, you can either see another plastic surgeon or general surgeon for a second opinion and see what they can offer ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Tummy tuck options: The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. ...Read more

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