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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
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Can you get liposuction all over your body?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
Can you get liposuction all over your body?

Not advised: If you are really looking at "neck to knees" lipo, it is more likely that you will achieve better resutls through weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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11 years in practice
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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
286K people helped
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How does liposuction work?

Dr. Kirk Churukian
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
286K people helped
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. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
359K people helped
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Can I perform liposuction on myself?

Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
359K people helped
Can I perform liposuction on myself?

Yes, but....: You can do anything to yourself, but performing lipo on yourself even if you are a well trained plastic surgeon is just a really really bad idea! ...Read more

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Dr. Renee Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
159K people helped
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Can liposuction leave you disfigured?

Dr. Renee Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
159K people helped

Yes: If liposuction is performed too close to the skin, there is a risk of contour irregularity and disfigurement. A good way to determine if your doctor is qualified to perform the procedure is to inquire as to whether or not they have privileges to perform liposuction in a hospital. If they are only performing this procedure in their office and are not credentialed to perform it in a hospital beware. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert True
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
77K people helped
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How dangerous is liposuction?

Dr. Robert True
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
77K people helped
How dangerous is liposuction?

Very safe: Tumescent liposuction performed while awake is very safe. If one avoids general anesthesia, risks are minimized. Deaths are extremely rate with this type of liposuction, mostly due to the reduced risks of dvts (deep vein thrombosis) and pes (pulmonary emboli). Infection and bleeding are also reduced with this method. A well trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon should use this method. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
485K people helped
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Is it possible to remove fat without liposuction?

Dr. Ronald Shelton
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
485K people helped

NYC CoolSculpting: Fat removal can be accomplished with zeltiq's coolsculpting, a non-invasive freezing technology that kills the fat cells in a one hour per site treatment during which your comfortable. The average result was shown by ultrasound to reduce 20% of fat volume by four months. Some patients can repeat the treatment every three months a few times with increasing improvement. There is minimal downtime. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Chang
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
97K people helped
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Wats the price of getting liposuction?

Dr. Eric Chang
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
97K people helped
Wats the price of getting liposuction?

Depends]: Depends on modality - ultrasound, laser conventional. How many areas and how big the areas are. Your doctors experience etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
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What is your opinion on power assisted liposuction?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped

Great option: Without trying to sound arrogant, when it comes to liposuction the skill and judgment of the surgeon trumps any technology. That having been said, the power assisted liposuction technique is a great option for extracting fat in a expeditious and efficient manner. It is one of my preferred approaches and I have tried: syringe, suctions assisted, laser assisted (aka smartlipo), water jet, ultrasonic. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Harris
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
32 years in practice
406K people helped
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What happens to the fat after liposuction?

Dr. Steven Harris
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
32 years in practice
406K people helped

Which fat?: If you mean the fat that is removed, it is usually discarded like other medical waste. If you mean the fat that remains on your body after liposuction, it continues to behave like fat, getting larger if you eat more calories than you burn and shrink if you burn more calories than you eat. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2016 years in practice
3M people helped
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Woud you please discuss the complications of liposuction?

Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2016 years in practice
3M people helped

Many: Complications of liposuction surgery include infection, bleeding, asymmetry, skin contour irregularities, unsatisfactory skin redraping, unsatisfactory cosmetic result, pulmonary embolism, and even death. Having said that, most complications are extremely rare with careful plastic surgeon and patient selection. ...Read more

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