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Doctor insights on: Compression Garments After Liposuction Surgery

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Post liposuction severe swelling, diet I had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery. I expected swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c I don't know if it will get back on. I

Post liposuction severe swelling, diet I had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery. I expected swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c I don't know if it will get back on. I

Use your garment: Swelling is normal. Some times is quite severe but usually resolves. You should wear your garment as much as possible for the first two weeks. If it is too uncomfortable get the next size up but remember that once your swelling goes down you might need the other one. ...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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I had liposuction, and wearing a medical compression garment. How long I should wear this?

Usually 6 weeks or s: Your surgeon must have advised you about that. On an average 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Why does a compression garment have to be worn after liposuction? My surgeon told me I will have to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after liposuction. What is the purpose of this? .

Essential: Compressive garment will keep minimize the swelling after surgery, hopefully prevent seroma, which is fluid build up and will help you heal ina better shape. It is also more comfortable to move around with some support. Patients love the garment. ...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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How important is it to wear my compression garment after Vaser liposuction? I've seen some doctors say they don't think it really helps, and they don't even give their patients the garment to wear after Vaser liposuction. Does that mean I don't need to wo

It is important: Compressive garment will keep the swelling down, prevents fluid build up called seroma and will help you help in good shape. Not wearing it could compromise the result. It also feels more comfortable to move around with it. ...Read more

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I had tummy/back liposuction, and I am wearing a medical compression garment. How long do I have to wear this?

Surgeon recommends: I presume you had a surgeon operate on you whom you have placed your trust in to perform the surgery. Please follow their instructions unless you have lost trust. Generally this is recommended for 3-6 weeks but outstanding plastic surgeons will vary in their advice. There are no absolute recommendations. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is laser liposuction surgery?

Could you explain what is laser liposuction surgery?

Laser lipo.: Laser liposuction destroys the fat cells prior to fat removal. It also has the advantage of skin tightening. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to do al liposuction after a sleeve surgery?

How long can I wait to do al liposuction after a sleeve surgery?

Stable Weight.: Best to undergo body contouring surgery of any kind once you have reached a long-term stable weight. Keep in mind, that patients who have had significant weight loss, often lose skin elasticity as well; you may not be a good candidate for liposuction surgery alone. Often, significant weight loss patients require excisional procedures (lipectomy) such as tummy tuck surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a liposuction surgery 4 weeks ago. Could I start my power plate sessions again?

Yes: You can resume exercise as soon as you are comfortable. Typically this is in about 3 weeks after liposuction. But, out of respect, ask your surgeon. ...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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How much is chin liposuction surgery?

$1500-5000 (estimate: Thr price of surgery will vary tremendously based on extent, time, facility technology, operating room, anesthesia, supplemental procedures (chin implant) etc, having said that it will range from $1500-5000. ...Read more

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How much do you pay for chin liposuction surgery?

How much do you pay for chin liposuction surgery?

Varies: Chin or submental liposuction is a minimally invasive technique to define the jawline by removing excess fat and the appearance of a double chin. It can improve the contour of the cervicomental angle and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Risks include bleeding, infection, nerve injury, irregular contour, scarring, and need for revision. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after chin liposuction? I've never had surgery, but friends who have seemed to be in pain for weeks. Does pain from chin liposuction last that long? .

Few Days: Every patient has a different experience when it comes to discomfort after surgical procedures. Generally, liposuction of the chin area should be associated with a few days of discomfort. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of liposuction on obese candidates? As opposed to having weight lost surgery would it be safer to have liposuction instead? What are the disadvantages and advantages of having liposuction when your obessed?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of liposuction on obese candidates? As opposed to having weight lost surgery would it be safer to have liposuction instead? What are the disadvantages and advantages of having liposuction when your obessed?

Both: Both weight loss surgery and liposuction are actually surgical procedures that require anesthesia, and thus both carry risks as well as benefits. They have different potential complications that should be considered carefully before proceeding. I agree with the other doctors who have recommended weight loss by whatever means--diet and exercise first, and weight loss surgery if all else fails. Some of the weight loss surgical procedures (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy) actually can improve diabetes very quickly, even before weight loss takes place. Liposuction works best when a person is near normal weight, but has isolated pockets of fat deposits to remove (on the thighs or midriff, for example). Weight loss surgery is a much better option for improving overall weight and health, and giving a person the best chance for a long, happy life. ...Read more

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Does laser liposuction reduce the amount of bleeding during surgery?

Does laser liposuction reduce the amount of bleeding during surgery?

Yes: The use of the laser and fine lipo instruments can minimize bleeding.
With most of the modern techniques, bleeding should be minimal. ...Read more

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I'm considering liposuction surgery. Need some tips for finding the best cosmetic surgeon?

I'm considering liposuction surgery. Need some tips for finding the best cosmetic surgeon?

Best Plastic Surgeon: Most important make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgeon, ask to see his before and after photos and check reviews.

For more information, I have written an article on how I would go about finding the best plastic surgeon. See the following link:

<a href="http://drnichter. Com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h. ...Read more

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Is there anything I need to do to prepare for chin liposuction? When my dad had surgery he had to stop his medications and fast beforehand. Will I need to do the same? .

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for chin liposuction? When my dad had surgery he had to stop his medications and fast beforehand. Will I need to do the same? .

Yes: Your surgeon will give you all the pre operative instructions that are routine and some that will apply to you in particular. Just follow the instructions. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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Can I have cosmetic surgery while breastfeeding? Iwant to do liposuction. Thanks

Can I have cosmetic surgery while breastfeeding? Iwant to do liposuction. Thanks

NO: There are a number of reasons why you shouldn't even consider liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure while breastfeeding. Any medications you take can end up in your breastmilk and could be harmful to your child. Also, you should give your body time to recover after childbirth and breastfeeding to lose weight, tone, and then consider any surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Too Many.: Each one of the procedures you listed have their specific indications as well as a potential risk/complications associated with it. There is simply not enough space here to outline the information you should receive. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, and ask to see lots of examples of their work and learn about pros/cons/risks/complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had gynecomastia surgery in 2011. I am about to undergo liposuction of the abdominals and flanks. Can this further improve the looks of my chest?

I had gynecomastia surgery in 2011. I am about to undergo liposuction of the abdominals and flanks. Can this further improve the looks of my chest?

Probably not: You may achieve a better overall proportion to your torso but it is unlikely that it will specifically target or improve the appearance of your chest. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery or liposuction better and why?

Is gastric bypass surgery or liposuction better and why?

2 Entirely different: The indications for this are entirely different. First off, liposuction is not used for weight loss. It is indicated to control localized fatty deposits. Gastric stapling, bypass, or lap banding are indicated for morbid obesity. ...Read more

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Which is safer and works better: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Which is safer and works better: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Apples and oranges: These are two separate issues. If you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery then you need to investigate that first. (bmi >30-32) liposuction is to reduce fat from specific areas- not for weight loss. ...Read more

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What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Diet and EXERCIZE!: Risks and benefits of surgery need to be tabulated for each individual and their personal issues. ...Read more