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What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

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 more

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Cellulite (Definition)

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


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What is periorbital cellulitis?

What is periorbital cellulitis?

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 more

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Is there a link between cellulitis and surerficial thrombophleditis?

Is there a link between cellulitis and surerficial thrombophleditis?

Not usually: In fact, superficial thrombophlebitis is often mistaken for cellulitis (and vice versa), but we work hard to distinguish the two because we treat them very differently. ...Read more

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Ways to distinguish eyelid swelling from periorbital cellulitis?

Ways to distinguish eyelid swelling from periorbital cellulitis?

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 more

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What is dissecting cellulities?

What is dissecting cellulities?

This is: This is one of the follicular occlusion diseases.It is basically a severe form of acne on the scalp. ...Read more

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Which treatment is more effective between laser lipo and ultrasonic lipo?

Which treatment is more effective between laser lipo and ultrasonic lipo?

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 more

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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis. We hear a lot about MRSA because it is resistent to a lot of common antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is cellulitus contagious? What is cellulitus?

Is cellulitus contagious? What is cellulitus?

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 more

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What is difference between cellulitis and mercer infection?

What is difference between cellulitis and mercer infection?

Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis. ...Read more

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What is laser resurfacing for pitting acne scars like?

What is laser resurfacing for pitting acne scars like?

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

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Abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy - which is better?

Abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy - which is better?

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 more

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Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa. ...Read more

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36 female 130lb. What is the best non-invasive approach to crepey inner thigh skin? Thermage, fraxel, venus freeze, ect?

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

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Please advise what is the difference between ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting and lipo laser?

Liposuction: Liposuction can be performed with power assist, ultrasound (cavitation) or manual. Removal and sculpture will vary based on provider. ...Read more

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How resilient is skin to laser treatments? (I.e. Tattoo removal; Fraxel resurfacing). Is there a threshold where the skin says 'uncle'?

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

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What are the differences between stasis dermatitis & cellulitis?

What are the differences between stasis dermatitis & cellulitis?

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 more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more