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Cellulitis Vs Cellulite
Technique: Tumescent liposuction uses fluid to help in extracting fat and minimizing blood loss. Standard non-tumescent liposuction is reserved these days for very small areas. If you need large volume liposuction, tumescent technique is the safest way to go. Please make sure your plastic surgeon is experienced and well-trained. Don't be drawn in to bargain basement prices by inexperienced surgeons. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cellulite is a surface irregularity in the skin caused by attachments between the back of the skin and the deeper muscle fascia. These attachments pull the skin. Like buttons on a throw pillow. Sometimes cellulite is solitary, and sometimes a larger area is involved. Cellulite can occur with or without weight gain. All current surface treatments are temporary. Surgery may ...Read more
Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis, also known as preseptal cellulitis is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye, in front of the orbital septum. It may be caused by breaks in the skin around the eye, and subsequent spread to the eyelid; infection of the sinuses around the nose (sinusitis); or from spread of an infection elsewhere through the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warmth, pain: Periorbital cellulitis is one possible cause of eyelid swelling, among many. Generally, with infectious causes like periorbital cellulitis there will be excessive warmth of the affected skin, and some pain. A break in the integrity of the skin may be found too, such as a small cut or insect bite mark. If the infection spreads to the space behind the eye, eye movements and vision may be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is lipodissolve different from zerona? What is the difference between melting fat off with lipodissolve vs. Zerona?
Liposuction options: Although there may be some small benefits, or surgeon preferences, to different liposuction modalities in certain situations -- the experience, technique, and skill of your plastic surgeon is more important in your final result than which modality of liposuction is used. Even standard liposuction or power-assisted liposuction can deliver results equivalent to those of laser or ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is ultrasound non invasive lipo? Is it better than laser lipo? And how do both compare to original invasive vacuum rod lipo? Other than price?
Not As Effective: Do not confuse non-invasive treatments with invasive treatments. Non-invasive treatments such as external ultrasound, radiofrequency and cooling (cool sculpt) will give you far inferior results compared to true liposuction. In fact, there really is no comparison. However, i recommend that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
inflamed/infectd ? : Cellulitis is simply an inflammation (itis) of the skin. It can be due to an infectious cause such as bacteria but he basically is when the skin gets red, hot, swollen, and tender. Unless there is an open draining wound, it is very unlikely to be contagious since it is otherwise contained by the skin. It is important to identify the cause since antibiotics do not help with no infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excise pitting scars: Laser resurfacing (or for that matter, dermabrasion resurfacing) can improve the overall quality of skin, and even acneiform-scarred skin. Of course, darker pigmented skin is potentially more difficult to treat via resurfacing techniques due to possible hyperpigmentation. Nonetheless, ice pick scars or deep pitting scars, are often best excised first; then resurfacing treatments can follow. ...Read more
Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty will result in a better abdominal contour and would be more aesthetically pleasing. Although the scars are the same for both procedures, the similarities end there. A panniculectomy is a procedure which removes the excess skin of the abdominal apron or pannus below the belly button. An abdominoplasty does this and also removes excess skin above the umbilicus. An abdominoplasty al. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
36 female 130lb. What is the best non-invasive approach to crepey inner thigh skin? Thermage, fraxel, venus freeze, ect?
Nothing noninvasive: Go seek a consultation with a cosmetic expert, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I do not believe that non invasive interventions actually work. Losing some weight with exercise daily will help. ...Read more
Please advise what is the difference between ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting and lipo laser?
How resilient is skin to laser treatments? (I.e. Tattoo removal; Fraxel resurfacing). Is there a threshold where the skin says 'uncle'?
Different types.: Different types of lesions require different types of laser You need to show this to a derm doc that does laser and he /she will tell you how it can be done safely and when to stop. Not that laser may not be the best answer and may need to seek a plastic surgeon advice. ...Read more
Marked difference: Stasis dermatitis means changes about the ankle area due to venous incompetence, and manifested by increased pigmentation, thickened skin and underlying soft tissue, scaling, itchy skin. Cellulitis is infection in the skin/subcutaneous tissue with redness, often tender to touch, at times associated with fever, and tender lymph nodes in the groin/armpit, depending upon location. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers