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Liposuction After Prednisone
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Good question!: When fat is removed from an area it does not regenerate there. If you gain weight, it will not return to where the fat was removed but build up in other areas. Patients must appreciate this because weight gain can cause significant changes in other areas of the body; back, arms, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healing: Itching after liposuction is generally part of the healing process as your skin tightens and recovers and sensation comes back to normal. Fat does not come back in an area treated with lipo, the fat cells are permanently removed (not all cells are removed and it is possible to gain some weight back in areas treated, but more likely to store in other areas). http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com ...Read more
Liposuction results: Typically liposuction is performed in areas where the surgeon expects the skin will have good elasticity and retract without the need for excising the loose skin. There are exceptions, where the physician may plan to perform liposuction followed by skin excision in a separate surgery in an area where a patient may have loose skin from weight loss, but still a significant amount of excess fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you mean?: If the "stiffness" is firmness under the skin where you had liposuction, it depends upon type (laser?). Usually the firmness is actually induration from the normal healing response. This can last for 8-12 weeks. If you had laser it will last up to 6 months. ...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
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