Doctor insights on:
How Long Is The Recovery From Liposuction For Love Handles
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
When can I start exercising again after a fat transfer? I'm thinking about having liposuction to remove fat from my back and love handles and having it injected into my butt. How long will it be after the fat transfer before I can go to the gym? What abou
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. ...Read more
Is tumescent liposuction less invasive than typical liposuction? I'm looking for a way to reduce my love-handles. Is tumescent liposuction less risky than regular liposuction because local anesthetic is an option?
Yes: Tumescent liposuction is the most commonly performed type of liposuction. Most would say that traditional liposuction is tumescent liposuction. ...Read more
Liposuction of back fat & love handles can cause infertility in a 22 year old 70 kg unmarried girl?
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. ...Read more
Is chin/upper neck liposuction done under general or local anesthesia? How long does it take and what is recovery like? How soon do you see results?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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:
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Relatively quickly: The recovery from liposuction will depend on the areas that were done. Most people will return to light activity and work within a couple of days. Four to six weeks before resuming normal exercise routines and rigorous activities. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. ...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
Forever: The fat you had removed will never return. The fat that remains behind can still increase in size if you gain weight, but that old fat is gone forever. Your skin however, will continue to age and you might want some sort of skin rejuvenation procedure down the road to maintain your youthful appearance. Be well. ...Read more
Minimal with skill: Liposuction is one of the safest cosmetic procedures when performed by a skilled, trained cosmetic surgeon. Tumescent liposuction is the key, where the tumescent fluid decreases all the potential risks of liposuction, including a decreased risk of bleeding and infection, plus a marked decrease in dvts and pes since it can be performed awake, without a general anesthetic. ...Read more
Usually 6 weeks or s: Your surgeon must have advised you about that. On an average 3-6 weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take to see the final results of chin liposuction? I know it takes a few weeks to really heal after chin liposuction. Is that when you see the final results, too? .
How long after tumescent liposuction until I see the final results? How long do I have to wait for all the swelling to go down after my tumescent liposuction before I will see my final results? .
At least six weeks: Most of the visible swelling should be gone while you are wearing the garment for about six weeks. However the deep healing and skin retraction can still continue for months afterwards. Usually the final result is a six month to one year. ...Read more