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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,532 doctors shared insights

Prednisone (Definition)

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


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Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l. Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this ?

Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l.  Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this ?

Several possibles: There are many issues that can cause elevation of muscle enzymes. The major ones are meds (most commonly statins) and diseases that can cause muscle inflammation of damage. I would urge a rheumatology consultation. ...Read more

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How does liposuction work?

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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Does liposuction age a person?

No: The purpose of body contouring surgery is to restore attractive proportions and contours to the body for both men and women. ...Read more

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Can i get liposuction on the nhs?

Can i get liposuction on the nhs?

What is NHS?: I would be happy to answer the question, but I'm not sure what the NHS is. ...Read more

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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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Wats the price of getting liposuction?

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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Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

Any surg has risks: The benefits of the surgery must be evaluated by you and your physician(s). Every surgery has risks. But a qualified surgeon, qualiied anesthesiologist-nurse anesthetist, nursing staff must be in place before you consider an elective surgery. Most of the time, liposuction surgery goes very well and patients are pleased. The contours of our body may be more to your body shape. Please research. ...Read more

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Is getting liposuction really dangerous?

No: Assuming you are in good health, a good candidate for liposuction surgery, select your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist carefully, and have the procedure performed in a fully accredited facility, liposuction surgery is a safe procedure with a high level of patient satisfaction. ...Read more

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What happens to the fat after liposuction?

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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If i'm 5'2 and 200 lbs can I have liposuction ?

You could: That does not mean you should. What you should do is try to get closer to your ideal weight to decrease the chances of complications and get the best outcome possible. Liposuction in overweight or obese patients is not ideal. Best to you. ...Read more

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Can you have liposuction done on your underarms?

Yes: The key to reducing and tightening the underarm is first fat removal followed by laser tightening (or shrink wrapping) the skin. Carefull internal temperature monitoring is the key to safely raise the skin temperature to the desired level for contraction without producing a burn! ...Read more

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What questions should I ask before liposuction?

What questions should I ask before  liposuction?

? 2 self & ? 2 Doc: There are questions you should ask yourself such as have you done your best to achieve overall weight control through diet & exercise, then ask yourself if you have realistic expectations. Then there are questions to your doctor such as the risks, alternatives and benefits of surgery. Reviewing photos of similar body shaped individuals as well as referrals are an important part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Is liposuction even safe? Are there sides effects?

Liposuction Risks: Every surgical procedure, including liposuction surgery, carries risks. These include risk of infection, bleeding, skin contour irregularities, abnormal scarring, asymmetry, unsatisfactory cosmetic result or skin redraping, and the potential need for further surgery. Careful selection of your surgeon will be key. Undergoing surgery only if you are a good candidate also important. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there liposuction complications that happen often?

Are there liposuction complications that happen often?

No: Surgery is without complication. Lipo is no exception includes infection bleeding scar, assymetries need for touch up fat/pulmonary embolus but most are very unevenful procedures in the right hands. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liposuction?

What is the definition or description of: liposuction?

Liposuction...: 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

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Woud you please discuss the complications of liposuction?

Woud you please discuss the complications of liposuction?

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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What would be the approximate price ranges for liposuction?

Varies.: Price ranges will vary from one geographic area to another, one practitioner to another, the number of “areas” treated etc. Choose your plastic surgeon carefully; do not allow costs to be the primary determinant during the selection process. Remember that treating complications can be more costly in many ways. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Age limit on liposuction?

Age limit on liposuction?

Healthy adults: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Liposuction (Definition)

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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more