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Can I perform liposuction on myself?

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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Dr. Otto Placik
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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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What is liposuction? How is it performed? Do you feel anything?

Liposuction.: 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. ...Read more

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Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

they shouldn't: The question is not whether they can, but rather should they. I would highly recommend having your cosmetic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon. The technical expertise in performing surgery and ability to manage complications is what physicians are trained for. Typically nonphysicians have little more than a weekend course in procedures such as injectables. ...Read more

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Will i attain better results from liposuction surgery if it is performed while i'm standing up or while I am laying down? Summer is approaching and i'm currently considering a liposuction procedure. I've always thought liposuction to be a procedure that i

You : You are certainly correct that body contouring results depend on how we interact with gravity in the standing position. Since we are human, however, it would be technically rather difficult to perform liposuction on someone who is standing up. For this reason, the markings for liposuction are done at 360 degrees in the standing position. The patient is then placed recumbent for the surgery, either face down, back down or both. It is dependent on the surgeon's talent and skill to translate the markings made upright into the appropriate fat removal and scuplting. While early taping and dressings are applied with the patient lying down, later garments and taping are perfromed while standing to help mold the body into its new shape as swelling subsides and the skin resettles. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors perform facial liposuction ?

What kind of doctors perform facial liposuction ?

In the US, any Dr : Can legally. Which should? In my opinion, only residency-trained plastic surgeons. These can be found by searching the asaps or asps web sites. Once you're familiar with the logos of these organizations, you can look for them on the drs' web pg, ad, door etc. ...Read more

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What type of doctors perform facial liposuction ?

What type of doctors perform facial liposuction ?

Plastic Surgeons: Generally speaking, facial liposuction surgery is rarely indicated. As most of us age, fat in the facial area tends to help with retaining a youthful look. Best to seek consultation with board-certified facial or plastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does the laser used in laser liposuction make the procedure more effective? I would like to know exactly how is laser liposuction different from the regular liposuction that i've had performed in the past on the back of my legs. Does the new technology ha

Does the laser used in laser liposuction make the procedure more effective? I would like to know exactly how is laser liposuction different from the regular liposuction that i've had performed in the past on the back of my legs. Does the new technology ha

Minor Differences: Personally, i think that there are minor differences between the technologies used for liposuction surgery. However, i think that the most important decision you make is who performs the liposuction surgery. In general i suggest patients seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons for these procedures. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate with previous patients. ...Read more

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Does the laser used in laser liposuction make the procedure more effective? I would like to know exactly how is laser liposuction different from the regular liposuction that i've had performed in the past on the back of my legs. Does the new technology ha

No: It does not make it more effective. The only advantage is that it can be done with a bit of heat creating a possibility for skin tightening. However, there is a risk of burning the skin from inside. It is good for small areas. But it is a catchy name for patients. The device is as smart as the physician using it. ...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