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Is It Weird To Be Extra Hungry The First Few Weeks After Liposuction
Not necessarily: Feeling excess hunger after liposuction does not occur commonly, but I wouldn't characterize it as "weird". Sometimes after recovering from trauma the body has an increased demand for nutrition during the healing process. This can lead to increase in appetite to provide extra needed calories. ...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
Do I have to be a normal weight to qualify for tumescent liposuction? I am about 10% overweight. Can I still have tumescent liposuction, or do I have to be a normal weight first? .
May be.: It is possible that you may be a candidate for liposuction surgery; a precise answer would require in-person consultation. Best to achieve your long-term stable weight prior to proceeding, but you may be close enough. The quality of skin elasticity overlying the areas of concern will also be important to a successful outcome. Best wishes. ...Read more
After liposuction it is likely I will need to resect any excess skin that doesn't tighten. Can this be done by a dermatologic surgeon?
Excess skin/fat: Excess skin and fat can be resected by general or plastic surgeon. ...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
Does a thigh lift include liposuction? I have saggy skin on my thighs, but I also have extra fat. Does a thigh lift include liposuction to remove excess fat? .
Can neck liposuction be done at the same time as chin augmentation? I have a weak chin and a lot of extra fat below it. Is it possible to have liposuction of the neck at the same time as my chin augmentation? .
Yes: Both surgeries complement each other and done properly can have a dramatic effect. ...Read more
Is liposuction a good option for me right now? I am within a normal weight range for my height, but I would like to remove some of the excess fat in my abdomen. I’m not yet 35, and want some results and a flat stomach through liposuction..
Liposuction: Liposuction is a great option for people who are normal weight and wish to remove fat from some "stubborn" areas. It is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss procedure. To get the best results you should not have extra skin or a lot of stretch marks in the area. If that is the case, then you should also consider a tummy tuck. ...Read more
Can I have laser liposuction if I have diabetes and kidney problems? I would like to have it performed on a few areas of body as I have read some positive things about it. First I need to know if having my health conditions precludes me from having laser
Possibly.: Patients with medical “problems” are sometimes able to undergo elective plastic surgical procedures. These patients should have the medical conditions under good control; evaluation by their family practitioners/ internist is important prior to proceeding. This pre-operative “clearance” will provide your plastic surgeon with helpful information. Best wishes. ...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
I feel like a fat person with a skinny guys body. I hate it. If I get facial liposuction will it permanetly get rid of the excess fat on my face?
Be Careful: Be careful with your decision-making; as we age, fatty tissue in the facial area tends to help retain a youthful appearance. Best wishes. ...Read more
I will have 2 surgery. 1 liposuction remove male breast 2 hip replacement. I want lipo first then hip. Any contradictions of done month or two apart?
Lipo first: I would assume that your orthopedic surgeon would prefer to have the lipo done first, so as not to infect the joint replacement. Ask both surgeons for advice. ...Read more
had a uni skin sparing mastectomy with a free flap and nipple in the first surgery never had a second surgery for shaping, can liposuction be done on a breast that had microsurgery?
Lipo Breast Shaping: Yes Lipo can be done following a micorvascular breast reconstruction, but preferably done by your surgeon or or one that has experience in breast reconstruction and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ...Read more
How effective is liposuction in the knees? Will insurance cover it? I went to an orthopedic doctor and was told I needed to have knee reconstruction surgery on both knees but I had to loose weight in my knees first because after the surgery the knees will
If I get liposuction around the flanks and chest while at about 20% bodyfat, would there be a weird composition outcome if I cut bf a lot to 10% after?
Probably not: It could happen, and contour irregularities are always a possibility- but they can be easily touched up. Why not just lose the weight first? ...Read more
Large Vol Lipo: Large volume liposuction by definition is over 5 liters of fat removal. This type of operation needs to be done in a operating room hospital setting. This is due to large fluids shifts in the body. Plus at least 2 to 3 days recovery in the hospital is needed. These operations are quite lengthy in the 5 hours + ranges. Plus the costs are near $20, 000. Best to see boarded Plastic Surgeons... ...Read more
Liposuction: It depends, since this procedure is usually cosmetic and and the economy is not great-i would think it is more likely done in communities that are upper middle class and upper class communities. That said, it relatively common. It is important that a patient seeks a certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon. Please get more than one opinion and thoroughly research the qualifications of the drs. ...Read more
Liposuction: Liposuction is used to reduce excess fat. In this procedure, incisions that are approximately one-quarter of an inch long are made in inconspicuous areas of the body, and fat is suctioned out using a thin hollow cannula tube. This procedure will remove the excess skin and then tighten and suspend the underlying tissues to restore a smoother, lifted appearance. ...Read more
No: Liposuction is not a procedure to firm and lift your butt. Liposuction by definition removes fat and may cause laxity of the tissue. Please see a physician certified by the american board of plastic surgery (abps) for a consultation. Avoid clinics with limited experience in plastic surgery. ...Read more
No: Liposuction is not for weight loss. It is a contouring procedure ideally for healthy, fit patients close to their ideal weight with stuborn areas that persist. It is incumbent on the patient to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to keep their weight stable or ideally even lose a bit after surgery for optimal results. Patients that are not committed and gain weight are very unhappy. ...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 meant for weight loss. ...Read more
Fat removal by laser: Lasers can be used to "melt" fat. The technique is to insert a small laser under the skin of the abdomen which then is directed at surrounding fat tissue. The fat cells and other tissues are destroyed. The fat liquefies, which can be sucked out, and scar tissue forms that pulls in on the skin. Slim lipo is one of a variety of lasers available, each using slightly different wavelengths. ...Read more
Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more
Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain.
With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more
Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid (physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more
Preserve face fat?: In general, you should proceed with caution as the face has very vew localized fatty deposits and these are very close to the surface resulting in greater potential for visible irregularites. Currently the trend favors adding or preserving facial fat rather than extracting it and causing a gaunt appearance. ...Read more
Tumescent=swollen: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid (physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more
Liposuction risks: Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures and is very safe when performed by a qualified and experienced infividual. Of course this means conducting a consultation in which the risks and benefits have been reviewed as well as an assessment of realistic expectations in an appropriate candidate. Risks include infection, bleeding, irregularities, fat embolism, necrosis, over/under. ...Read more
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