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Liposuction All Over Body
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
I had liposuction all over my body 3 years ago, would it be safe and effective to have it done again to contour the body further?
Zerona: Zerona has very little clinical evidence that proves it actually works. Patients are encouraged to go on a diet after the treatment to help in the "removal" of the lasered fat, but it seems that the diet has more to do with the fat loss than the zerona laser. Consider traditional liposuction, or the noninvasive liposonix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait,massage consult: I agree with dr. Khordsandi. First, wait 3-6 months. If still irregular, one can do liposhifting, fat transfer with touch up liposuction to smooth out the areas. Depending upon your age, skin may have to be excised as well or, consider laser tightening with internal temperature monitoring. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is tumescent liposuction less invasive than traditional liposuction? Is tumescent liposuction less invasive and easier on the body than traditional liposuction? If so, how do they differ?
Yes: Tumescence means injecting a particular fluid to a certain quantity prior to removing the fat. Traditionally, less fluid was injected and there was more blood loss within the removed fat. Nowadays, most liposuction techniques ( regular, ultrasonic, power assisted etc) almost always use tumescence to minimize blood loss. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is liposculpture the same thing as liposuction? What is the difference between liposculpture and liposuction? Do they both remove the same amounts of fat, and can both be done on the same parts of the body? What is the maximum number of pounds i can have
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What are the health risks of liposuction to the thigh area? What are the health risks of liposuction to the body in general?
Liposuction : Liposuction of the thighs is a generally safe procedure when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in liposuction. A specific concern about liposuction to the upper inner thigh area is that liposuction in this area may have a slightly increased risk of contour irregularities as compared to liposuction in other areas of the body. This is the result of the pattern and type of fat deposition in that area. Other possible complications are the typical complications of liposuction, including seroma (tissue fluid collection), blood clots, rare risk of fat emboli (fat particles circulating to the heart or brain), changes in skin pigmentation, poor scarring, and asymmetry. To reduce your risk of complications, always follow the specific instructions of your surgeon regarding the wearing of your compression garment (usually for 3-8 weeks to reduce swelling and contour irregularities), activity level after surgery, and any medications to take or avoid. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it possible for fat cells in our body to be resistant to diet and exercise or is this just a way of promoting liposuction?
Fat cells: Ultimately, fat burning becomes universal in distribution. However, fat cell resistance is real. Fat tissues have less circulation than other tissues and so are less exposed to burning dynamics. Low insulin is essential for adipose burning. And glycogen burning, ie stored starch burning, is first in line. Adipose burning kicks in with low insulin AND depletion of glycogen stores. Difficult! ...Read more
How close to my ideal weight do I need to be for liposuction? I struggle with my weight and would like to get extensive liposuction to get my body looking the way i want. How close do I have to be to my idea weight to be a good candidate?
Critical: Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. When you have excess weight, fat does not only accumulate under your skin but around your guts etc. Liposuction is for normal weight patients with just contour problems not for overall slimming. Your best chance of having an excellent result is to bring your weight as low as you can. Then if there are localized rebellious bulges, get liposuction ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Am i too thin for tumescent liposuction? I have over the past three years worked hard to get my body back into good shape, and I am no longer in the overweight range. I'm 5'5 and 135 pounds. Will tumescent liposuction remove the few remaining stubborn fat
How much fat can be removed with vaser liposuction? I have multiple areas of fat on my body that i want removed, and i would prefer it was gone as quickly as possible. I understand that there might be certain limits to how much can be removed in each visi
Water jet + suction: Traditional lipo uses suction alone to extract the fat via a small metal, tube called a cannula. The body jet uses a high pressure jet of water to loosen and wash the fat and donor site (like sand blasting) and suction to remove the fat. Claims of greater extraction and less bruising are primarily anecdotal. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not much: Both are liposuction techniques with ultrasound. The benefit of ultrasound is multifold: it helps melt the fat so that it can be resorbed by the body. It helps when there is a lot of fibrous tissue that can't be sucked out with regular liposuction and it may help tighten the skin. Having said all that its not that new and there is no definitive evidence that it is better than regular liposuction. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lipo for weight loss: Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but is ideal for people of normal weight who have small pockets of fat that need to be removed. 5 liters of fat can be safely removed at one time as an outpatient procedure. This fat weighs around 10 pounds. If you have more fat than 10 pounds, people are better served by losing weight first, trying more excercise, or a weight loss clinic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any way i can minimize the recovery time after chin liposuction? I don't want to be out of commission for too long. Is there anything i can do before or after my chin liposuction to help my body heal better?
Yes: There are various techniques that can both reduce initial bruising and speed the resolution of bruising. Rather than try to list them in this limited space, i would recommend you ask your board certified plastic surgeon what they recommend. You paying for their help and guidance, so it is best to follow their advice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What are the side effects from body jet liposuction? Are there any known side effects or problems from body jet liposuction?
Same Incision: There are many different liposuction technologies available; each claims to be better than the other, but the potential risk/complications are similar. Much more important than the specific technology used (when it comes to the surgical outcome or “effectiveness” of the procedure) is the surgeon using the “tool”. Patients are responsible to do their due diligence and select surgeon carefully. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers