liposuction

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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.
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Dr. Renee M. Burke answered:

how much is liposuction?

Liposuction pricing

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The cost of liposuction will vary depending on a number of factors. These include surgeon's fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. Each of these costs depend on how many areas are treated and how long the procedure will take. Also, whether this is performed in a hospital or outpatient setting and the type of anesthesia ( local with sedation or general anesthesia ) will also determine pricing.
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Dr. Dennis Dass answered:

Age limit on liposuction?

Healthy adults

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Liposuction is indicated for healthy adults that desire body contouring to reduce fatty deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi answered:

What is slim liposuction?

Fat removal by laser

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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.
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What is laser liposuction?

Laser Assisted LPS

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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.
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Dr. Kirk Churukian answered:

How does liposuction work?

Nature of Fat

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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!
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Dr. Tom K. Pousti answered:

Is Liposuction good for me?

Depends.

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The “ideal” patient for liposuction surgery is a healthy person who presents with localized areas of diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue and good quality skin elasticity overlying the area of concern.
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What is facial liposuction?

Removing fat.

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Facial liposuction is removing fat from the face. This is primarily done in the neck and chin region.
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Dr. Robert H. True answered:

How dangerous is liposuction?

Very safe

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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.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

What is a facial liposuction?

Fat extraction

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fat liposuction uses vacuum to aspirated fat via small cannula. There are a variety of techniques, approaches, and devices to accomplish this. However there is generally a tendency to preserve facial fat or reposition it rather than extract it.
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Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.

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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.
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