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Compression Garments After Liposuction Surgery
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
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
Usually 6 weeks or s: Your surgeon must have advised you about that. On an average 3-6 weeks. ...Read more
I had liposuction of the upper/lower abs and flanks done. But the compression garment does not go all the way to the chest. We're the upper abs done?
Ask your surgeon: Ask your surgeon what areas were done. The garment has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
How long do I need to wear my compression garment after vaser liposuction? I've heard they're uncomfortable. I've also heard vaser liposuction causes less tissue damage than regular lipo. Does that mean I won't have to wear the compression garment as long
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches? Next month I'm going in for a tumescent liposuction procedure. Will I have stitches from my surgery that I will have to have removed at a later date? Should I expect a lot of scarring from th
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
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 have belly fat I weigh 260 5'5 female what surgery would be good for me? Liposuction? How much would whatever surgery you think is best cost?
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