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How does liposuction work?

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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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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How does submentoplasty work?

How does submentoplasty work?

Submentoplasty.: Facial rejuvenation procedures include a submentoplasty if a patient has excess subcutaneous fat or fat below the muscles. This can be corrected by liposuction if only sub q fat needs to be contoured but it will require an open approach if the fat is sub muscular or the platysmal muscles need plication. Discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How much does a tumescent liposuction cost? How well does it work?

Tumescent lipo: The cost depends on many factors, not the least of which is the area and extent of treatment as well as geography. It is liposuction and it is effective in removing the subcutaneous fat. Nearly all liposuction presently performed is a variation of tumescent or super wet techniques regardless of the use of other technologies such as LASER or U.S. ...Read more

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How does microdermabrasion work?

How does microdermabrasion work?

Remove skin: MDA is a technique of removing the outer layers of the epidermis without causing a lot of trauma or bleeding. Several things exist from fine sand to diamond tip attached to a suction hose. THe MDA unclogs pores reduces acne and scars. It causes a stimulation of collagin secondary to trauma ...Read more

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How effectively does Lipozene work?

How effectively does Lipozene work?

Waste of money: I've seen a lot of patients that had no results with lipozene. They use, as most tv ads for weight loss products, very clever, but deceptive ads. As a bariatric specialist, i wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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How long does juviderm work?

How long does juviderm work?

Depends where placed: When placed in the nasolabial folds - the grooves that run toward the corners of the mouth from the nose - 6 months or so is about average. In the lips it doesn't last as long but in the cheeks it may last up to a year. It will last even longer if you don't wait for it to go away completely before re-injecting. ...Read more

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How quick does orlistat work?

How quick does orlistat work?

No miracle pills: Must walk 60 min every day minimum the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Does zerona really work to lose weight?

Does zerona really work to lose weight?

No: The science behind zerona is unconvincing. I think the weight loss happens because of the diet and supplements they use, not the treatments themselves. ...Read more

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How quickly does xenical work?

How quickly does xenical work?

Immediately: The same day you take it with food. Careful with the total fat you eat when you take this medicine. ...Read more

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How effectively does phentermine work?

How effectively does phentermine work?

Not by itself: Phentermine is very effective for weight loss for short term use when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Appetite returns once the medication is discontinued so to avoid weight regain you must exercise most days and maintain a healthy portion controlled diet. ...Read more

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Read abt Kybella to help with sub-chin flab. How does it work and how long for results to show? Cost? Side effects? How does it compare to smart lipo?

Read abt Kybella to help with sub-chin flab. How does it work and how long for results to show? Cost? Side effects? How does it compare to smart lipo?

Plastic surgeon: Deoxycholic acid, under the trade name Kybella, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for reducing moderate-to-severe fat below the chin. When injected into submental fat, deoxycholic acid helps destroy fat cells. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Cost is $1-2,000. Not covered by insurance ...Read more

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How does fentermine work?

How does fentermine work?

Phentermine...: ...shares some characteristics with its parent compound--the more dangerous and addicting drug amphetamine. Its primary action results in the releasing of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (and to a lesser extent serotonin, dopamine and monoamines). This seems to reduce the perception of hunger which originates in the hypothalamus. Outside the brain, stored fat is broken down from fat cells. ...Read more

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How does hair replacement work and what does it cost?

How does hair replacement work and what does it cost?

Many techniques: Hair replacement can be accomplished with hairpieces ( wigs), hair rearrangement, topical medications or systemic hormone alteration, flaps or grafts. Currently the practice if transferring a single or a few hair follicles is very popular (fue) and produce excellent results. Cost are typically charged per hair unit transferred with reductions for larger grafts. ...Read more

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Does thermage and liposuction really work on flab?

Yes: Thermage can tighten skin to a variable degree. Liposuction can remove fat beneath the skin and cause a little tightening as well. ...Read more

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How much does a tumescent liposuction cost?

Neck or entire body?: You need to be a little more specific. Just for your neck or your entire body. Generally speaking physicians will charge anywhere from $1500-$3500 for the first area and then add increments of that cost for each additional anatomic location. That may not include operating room and anesthesia costs. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how much a body lift costs?

Does anyone know how much a body lift costs?

Body Lift Costs: Our average body lift procedures range in price from 18,000 to 20,000 (surgeon's fee, operating room fee, anesthesia fee, garments, and all post op visits), depending on the type of lift. If you are price shopping this procedure, be sure to understand what the price quote includes, specifically. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/body-lift/ ...Read more

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Does liposonix work to remove lipomas?

Does liposonix work to remove lipomas?

Wouldn't try it...: I am very skeptical that the procedure works as advertised at all. But as for lipomas, they are not normal fat collections. Trying to break them up with ultrasound is unlikely to work. I'd save my $3, 000 and talk to a general surgeon. Many can be done under local anesthesia in the office. And much cheaper with less pain. ...Read more

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How effectively does Accutane work?

How effectively does Accutane work?

Very well: Accutane works great, however, you must use a secure contraceptive to prevent unintended pregnancy as the drug is known to cause birth defects.Talk to a dermatologist to examine all the risks and complications of Accutane use. ...Read more