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Is body wrap treatment an effective alternative to liposuction?

Is body wrap treatment an effective alternative to liposuction?

No: The body wrap treatment is not an effective alternative to liposuction. It may provide a temporary improvement, but in no way is capable of achieving the long term results traditional liposuction can achieve. ...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


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How does coolsculpting work? I have heard about coolsculpting a lot lately, but i only know its name and that it can be a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. While a non-invasive procedure sounds very appealing, i'm a little confused about how that's

How does coolsculpting work? I have heard about coolsculpting a lot lately, but i only know its name and that it can be a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. While a non-invasive procedure sounds very appealing, i'm a little confused about how that's

Freezing cells: Coolsculpting works by cooling fat cells down to a temperature that induces self destruction of the cells. The other types of cells in the treated area would require a much colder temperature to kill them and so coolsculpting is very safe. A vacuum pulls your skin and fat into the applicator and then 2 cooling plates cool the tissue down to the necessary temperature to "freeze" the cells. ...Read more

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Is body wrap treatment an effective alternative to liposuction? I plan on taking serious steps to lose weight. Exercise and diet have not done much for me. Before considering abdominal liposuction, I am thinking about the body wrap treatment. Is it worth

Body : Body wraps should not be considered a long term treatment of excessive fat. The wraps work by tightening and dehydrating the tissues, and the results are very limited and last less than a day. This result may be considered acceptable for fitting more smoothly into a dress for an evening, but body wrap is not comparable to the results that are achieved with liposuction. Liposuction can reduce the volume of fat deposited in focused areas quite significantly. The results of liposuction are considered permanent, as the removed fat will not grow back. Future weight gain, however, will change your final result, as the remaining fat cells do continue to increase in size with weight gain. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction: Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce fat deposits in the thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, abdomen, waist, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, calves, and ankles. ...Read more

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How much is liposuction?

How much is liposuction?

Liposuction pricing: 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. ...Read more

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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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Is liposuction good for me?

Is liposuction good for me?

Depends.: 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. ...Read more

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How dangerous is liposuction?

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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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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Is large volume liposuction safe?

Large Vol Lipo: Large volume liposuction by definition is over 5 liters of fat removal. This type of operation needs to be done in a operating room hospital setting. This is due to large fluids shifts in the body. Plus at least 2 to 3 days recovery in the hospital is needed. These operations are quite lengthy in the 5 hours + ranges. Plus the costs are near $20,000. Best to see boarded Plastic Surgeons... ...Read more

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