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Surgeon not machine: The results of plastic surgery procedures depends more on the skill and training of the plastic surgeon than it does on the machine. Many non plastic surgeons offer many different plastic surgery procedures and "minimally invasive" procedures (like zerona) that you would typically relate to plastic surgery, depsite minimal training. A board certified plastic surgeon is the best place to start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is lipo ex fda approved"? I find many different opinions. Look here: http://www.Lipoadvisor.Com/lipo-ex
Yes, but...: Fda approval for medical devices means something quite different than it does for drugs. Fda device approval only requires a fairly minimal review. It does not entail the kind of detailed safety and effectiveness studies that are required for drugs. The fact that a device is fda approved means little about whether it works or is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: There is a flood of new devices, technologies, techniques and all sorts of brand names that purport to remove fat without downtime, surgery, bruising, etc. The simple fact is that none of them come close to the results you can get with traditional liposuction. For fat limited to a small area, some of these techniques might work for you. If you want true sculpting see an experienced plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasonic cavitation or mesotherapy for stubborn belly fat and love handles? also what about cellulite? any safety concerns? effectiveness?
Belly fat ultrasound: The only safe and long term effective treatment for belly fat is to more to a healthier eating plan. Please get this book, read and follow. Your love handles will change into a 6 pack. ISBN 9780743410076 good luck and keep us posted. ...Read more
As with most things: You can't make an omelette without cracking some eggs. In other words, the noninvasive procedures may have some benefit but it's nothing like what can be achieved with the actual surgical procedure. It is however noninvasive so it therefore has a significant advantage. My feeling is that a procedure which is, say one half as effective should probably cost about one half as much. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes sometime: Most of the time you don't need anesthetic with a regular cleaning with ultrasonic scaling if you have been going to the dentist frequently. You will need anesthesia if you need a deep cleaning because your gum is already inflamed and the scaler has to go deep under the gum to remove the deep calculus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?
It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I've read various stories on less invasive colonoscopy procedures out there. Can you help me better understand their effectiveness verus traditional?
Big differences: Ct colonography is the non invasive alternative to colonoscopy. It requires a similar preparation to that needed for colonoscopy ( the part nobody likes);, is only 60-70% accurate compared to 90+% accuracy of colonoscopy; can only be diagnostic so if a lesion or polyp is found you still need a colonoscopy to remove the polyp; and lastly, it is not covered by most insurance companies or medicare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been reading about new procedure called ultherapy, which claims similar benefits to liposuction. Any truth to those claims or big waste of $$?
Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Butt Augmentation: Butt enhancement is increasingly being done with fat injections. Silicone implants for buttock augmentation are riddled with problems. In my own practice I have exclusively been performing the brazilian butt lift for at least 7 years. Silicone injections to the buttocks are not an option. They are not fda approved and dangerous. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Similar: They are similar and both are now generic. I use a glove analogy: When a drug is manufactured, right and left handed gloves are created in the same amount. Your brain is left handed and only uses the left handed gloves. Celexa contains right and left gloves. Lexapro has been manufactured with left gloves only. For some patients, this reduces side effects. " ...Read more
How does tumescent liposuction differ from smartlipo? Are tumescent liposuction and smartlipo the same thing? If not, what's the difference?
Most smart is tumesc: Most smart lipo is performed as tumescent lipo, but not all tumescent lipo is smart lipo. Tumescence is simply a description of the way that the area is numbed (by injecting numbing fluid). Vaser lipo and even traditional lipo can all be done with tumescence. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Crest whitestrips vs tray whitening (zoom/opalesence). Which has better reviews according to doctors?
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No experience yet: But nearly every laser/ noninvasive procedure result tends to fall short of what our human nature tends to make our expectations be. On the other hand, no surgical convalescence has to be endured. From my understanding of the mechanism, i would expect results to be enhanced by a concommitant low fat diet and lots of exercise-- good habits in any case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer