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How long is the recovery from liposuction for love handles?

How long is the recovery from liposuction for love handles?

Male belly lipo: Liposuction of the male waist can vary in the extent and may involve minimal recovery with return to work in one day or may be more extensive with a week off. The area may be tender for up to 3 months but light exercise may be resumed after 2 weeks.

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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 effective is a second round of liposuction on remaining love handles?

How effective is a second round of liposuction on remaining love handles?

Should be fine...: We often perform liposuction on residual fat collections after the first procedure. The fat is usually more fibrous because of scarring from the first procedure, so something to break up the fat (like ultrasonic liposuction) done before conventional liposuction is often helpful in these secondary cases.

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Is liposuction effective for love handles?

Is liposuction effective for love handles?

Yes: Liposuction is recommended for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise but struggle with residual 'spot' areas of excess fat, such as the love handles. Liposuction sculpts and reshapes the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits.

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Is liposuction on arms and love handles safe at d age of 23?

Is liposuction on arms and love handles safe at d age of 23?

Liposuction: Liposuction itself has risks from the procedure - irrespective of age. Being that you are 23 yrs you should be very healthy - so you will not have pre-existing medical issues.

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Liposuction of back fat & love handles can cause infertility in a 22 year old 70 kg unmarried girl?

Liposuction of back fat & love handles can cause infertility in a 22 year old 70 kg unmarried girl?

Unlikely: Liposuction is not likely to cause infertility in a young girl. I would recommend that you see your GYN if you have not been able to conceive to determine possible causes. Best Wishes Dr M

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Is there any way I can minimize the recovery time after chin liposuction? I don't want to be out of commission for too long. Is there anything I can do before or after my chin liposuction to help my body heal better? .

Is there any way I can minimize the recovery time after chin liposuction? I don't want to be out of commission for too long. Is there anything I can do before or after my chin liposuction to help my body heal better? .

Yes: There are various techniques that can both reduce initial bruising and speed the resolution of bruising. Rather than try to list them in this limited space, I would recommend you ask your board certified plastic surgeon what they recommend. You paying for their help and guidance, so it is best to follow their advice.

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What other options are there for liposuction around the abdomen area? I don't want to have the long recovery period, or the anesthesia. I've heard of smart-lipo. Does that really help?

What other options are there for liposuction around the abdomen area? I don't want to have the long recovery period, or the anesthesia. I've heard of smart-lipo. Does that really help?

Somewhat: Do not expect the same result as with traditional liposuctions from smart lipo. Smart lipo is just for small amount of fat for normal weight or thin patients. Recovery is not shorter. That's the time your body needs to heal and you cannot shorten it.

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What is recovery time for tumescent liposuction?

Varies.: Every patient's recovery time is different after a specific surgical procedure is performed. Liposuction surgery, in general, is a very well tolerated procedure depending on the specific patient's pain threshold and extent of the procedure performed. Most patients return to work in a few days. Keep in mind, it may take several months to see the final results of the procedure performed.

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What is the recovery like for tumescent liposuction?

What is the recovery like for tumescent liposuction?

Easy: Tumescent liposuction is probably the most common denominator for all types of liposuction and simply involves infusion of a dilute mixture of fluid with local anesthetic and Epinephrine to the area to be treated to the point of "tumescing" or distending the tissues to allow more smooth removal with less discomfort, less bleeding and while providing some fluid replacement.

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Is recovery after vaser liposuction faster than traditional lipo? I've read that vaser liposuction causes less damage then traditional lipo. Does that mean recovery will be faster? .

Is recovery after vaser liposuction faster than traditional lipo? I've read that vaser liposuction causes less damage then traditional lipo. Does that mean recovery will be faster? .

It depends: Vaser liposuction provides ultrasound energy to help break up the fat thereby allowing smaller cannulas and less physical trauma. This should equate in less recovery. However, each person tolerates any liposuction differently and I feel the surgeons technique and expertise is a more reliable predictor of post-op pain and recovery than the technology used.

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Liposuction question: estimated time of recovery before going back to lifting heavy weights (200 lb+) in the gym? Skin removal question: same as above

Liposuction question: estimated time of recovery before going back to lifting heavy weights (200 lb+) in the gym? Skin removal question: same as above

Be Good To Yourself: 6-8 weeks 6-8 weeks But if I could guess what you'll do is try and push it sooner than that. And you might get away with it if you are very very careful and start real real easy, like legs only for a while. The concern is tissue adhesion and avoiding swelling, which slows healing. Too much exercise puts too much strain on the healing blood vessels. Also, any drugs that do that, like smoking or uppers

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What is the recovery time after having a procedure done with lipodissolve? I am looking at all of my options for getting cellulite removed from my thighs. Does lipodissolve have a faster recovery time than liposuction? Are there any other benefits to it a

Lipodissolve: Lipodissolve does nothing to improve cellulite. The best treatment for cellulite is cellulaze. If you are just looking for minor fat reduction, lipodissolve can be effective and the recovery time is minimal. Liposuction is much more effective but the recovery time is longer.

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Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery I experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th

Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery I experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th

See below: The plastic surgeon will probably request a general anesthetic for the procedure. The anesthetic drugs used will be gone very quickly and will not affect your recovery. The pain medications that the surgeon orders will be more important in your recovery. Local anesthesia on its own is not likely to be used.

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Is it true that liposuction of the abs and flanks take longer to see final results than other areas?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of fat removal. Every patient is different. It may take a few months to see the final shape.

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How long does liposuction usually take?

Average 1-2 hours: It depends upon the location and number of areas treated, but the average case takes 1-2 hours.

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How long will it take to notice liposuction results?

Immediately: The results of liposuction are seen immediately but it will take about 3-6 months before the final effect is achieved.

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How long after vaso liposuction will I see final results?

VASER?: Any technique used for liposuction will have a recovery time of about 4 to 6 weeks, however, if you have good skin tone, it may retract up to 6 months.

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