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After care for gallbladder surgery?

After care for gallbladder surgery?

Depends: Immediately after surgery i find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...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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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read more

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Started wearing compression garment 3 weeks after facial liposuction, masseter reduction and necklift, done together. Will I see good final result?

Started wearing compression garment 3 weeks after facial liposuction, masseter reduction and necklift, done together. Will I see good final result?

Compression garment: you should follow your surgeon's instructions. A compression garment is a good idea after these procedures. It is typically worn in the early postop period. ...Read more

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Are spanx as good as a lipo garment after liposuction? 

Are spanx as good as a lipo garment after liposuction? 

No: Surgical garments will offer more compression, additionally they are made with side zippers and are usually crotchless so they are far more convenient and comfortable in the early post operative period. Spanx are ok after the first several weeks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to workout after an abdominoplasty & lipo?

How long should I wait to workout after an abdominoplasty & lipo?

Ask Surgeon: Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource; he/she will know you are progressing and what activities you wish to return to... Best wishes. ...Read more

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Who will provide my post procedure care after mr guided fus?

Who will provide my post procedure care after mr guided fus?

Depends on local: Each facility has its own mechanism for providing care post interventional radiology procedure. In most cases, hospitalists (general internists who practice only in the setting of the hospital) provide post procedural care if everything goes well. If there are complications, you may be cared for by general surgery or pulmonary/critical care, or anesthesia/critical care. ...Read more

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What is care like before and after celebrity plastic surgery?

What is care like before and after celebrity plastic surgery?

They vary...: They usually want it to be very private or occasionally they want to leak it to the press. :). ...Read more

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How soon can you shave after laser hair removal treatment session ?

How soon can you shave after laser hair removal treatment session ?

Hair removal: Once you have had your laser treatment it is safe to resume shaving as long as there is no lingering redness or irritation. You will want to stop shaving again though as your next treatment draws closer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck and lipo?

What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck and lipo?

Everyone varies: 5 percent of my patients will tell me it was the worst experience of their lives and took weeks to recover and 5 percent will say they were dancing the next night. 90 percent are somewhere in between. Since we don't cut muscles it usually hurts less than common operations like c-sections which do. Desk jobs can usually be back in one week but no sit-ups for 6 weeks. Strenuous jobs take longer. ...Read more

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Will i compromise my full tummy tuck with muscle repair results by using crutches following my ACL surgery two weeks later?

Will i compromise my full tummy tuck with muscle repair results by using crutches following my ACL surgery two weeks later?

Yes: It is not a good idea to have heavy surgeries back to back without fully recovering from one first. You should not compromise the result of one for the other. ...Read more

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What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

Close followup: Both the surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist must be involved in your followup care. Depending on the stage, you may involve all 3 of these specialists who will mainly follow you by physical exams, ct scans and occasionally pet/ct scans. ...Read more

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How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck  and what is best for wound care,  packing and cleaning?

Fat necrosis healing: If you get fat necrosis after a tummy tuck , it may take months to heal. The necrosis can evolve into scar tissue or a cyst. You should talk to your surgeon if you have this! ...Read more

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Postop care plan at home after op tah-bso?

Postop care plan at home after op tah-bso?

Pot tah-bso: Most post op care has to do with wound care. Watch for reddness or swelling around the wound. If you feel chills or develop a fever temp 101.5 or above then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after reconstructive hand surgery should you wait until performing calisthenics such as pull-ups?

How long after reconstructive hand surgery should you wait until performing calisthenics such as pull-ups?

Depends...: Pull ups require significant flexing force through the digits. Depending on what you had reconstructed, it may take you up to six months to be able to perform pull-ups. Smaller repairs may take only 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Plastic surgery celebrity before and after?

Plastic surgery celebrity before and after?

Most photos are fake: Most celebrities guard their privacy even more than their appearance, so much of what is available online is fake. Reputable plastic surgeons are bound by patient confidentiality, so this would be a major breach to "let this information out!" look at actual photos to see examples of facelift, eyelid surgery, and much too much filler and botox! ...Read more

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What are care instructions after a pericardiocentesis?

What are care instructions after a pericardiocentesis?

Limited activity: One should not do any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for a few days. Otherwise, there is mild expected soreness. ...Read more

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Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital,my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital,my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

One good thing: about laparoscopic GB removal , besides less pain rely ambulation and return to work. Traditional surgery with large scar takes takes 6 wks to go back to regular work but you can in half the time or even less if you feel like going back to work ...Read more

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WHAT IS RECOVERY TIME AND CARE AFTER SETON DRAIN?

WHAT IS RECOVERY TIME AND CARE AFTER SETON DRAIN?

Depends: This hopefully should have been discussed with you by your surgeon. A seton drain is used to drain an abscess. Depending on the type of abscess and the type of drain procedure used, the time from insertion to healing can be as long as 2 months, or more. You should have scheduled follow-up with your surgeon for wound evaluation and further care. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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