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Can you get siimilar results of liposuction through diet and exercise if you work hard enough?

Can you get siimilar results of liposuction through diet and exercise if you work hard enough?

Depends on the goal!: Liposuction is the only modality that can change shape. Diet and exercise only help with size. Now, if you like your shape, then weight loss will help you reach your goals. If you have isolated areas that you wish to reduce, then no exercise or diet can achieve "spot reduction" and liposuction is a better choice. Now is it best to be close to your target weight before lipo? Absolutely! ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I will be going to doctor he has weight loss program he has B12 and liposuction shot also diet exercise people have lost weight from him is it good?

I will be going to doctor he has weight loss program he has B12 and liposuction shot also diet exercise people have lost weight from him is it good?

I hope so: If he monitors your progress and counsels you on weight loss with exercise and proper diet as well, it sounds as though it is fine, as witnessed as people losing weight "weight clinics" such as this aren't always about the shots you get, but more about being motivated to lose and do as instructed, especially since your probably paying for it, you want to assure you are getting your monies worth. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Is tummy tuck or liposuction the only good way to flatten ab area or is it possible to achieve a good cosmetic result through diet and exercise alone?

Is tummy tuck or liposuction the only good way to flatten ab area or is it possible to achieve a good cosmetic result through diet and exercise alone?

Depends: If what you have is a little extra fat but no extra skin or separation in your muscles then diet and exercise is the best way to go. Liposuction is a good option if there are stubborn areas that do not seem to go away even when you are at your ideal body weight but your skin is tight. If your skin and muscles have stretched, a tummy tuck is the only way to repair them. ...Read more

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What kind of diet works best while getting zerona liposuction?

What kind of diet works best while getting zerona liposuction?

Zerona Diet: My understanding is that all of the weight loss from zerona comes from the diet that is required while you are receiving the treatments. Consider spending the money you would spend on zerona on a dietician or personal trainer. You will likely get better results. ...Read more

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I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?

I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?

Depending on the : amount of weight you want to lose will influence your choice. Liposuction is really designed for patients close to their ideal weight, but can't get off the fatty tissue after diet and exercise. If you have lipo and gain weight the fatty tissue will enlarge in other areas. gastric bypass is for patients with obesity that don't respond to diet and exercise. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?

I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read more

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Post liposuction severe swelling, diet i had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery. I expected swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c i don't know if it will get back on. I

Use your garment: Swelling is normal. Some times is quite severe but usually resolves. You should wear your garment as much as possible for the first two weeks. If it is too uncomfortable get the next size up but remember that once your swelling goes down you might need the other one. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits of removing fat through liposuction, rather than through exercise?

Are there any health benefits of removing fat through liposuction, rather than through exercise?

No: Generally, i would not suggest having liposuction surgery performed for any “health benefits”. In my opinion, it is an operation that is over utilized; it should be used for treatment of diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue. The quality of the overlying skin elasticity is an important consideration also. ...Read more

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In order to slim my face down no matter how much i exercise and i want to consider liposuction. Is $2000 enough?

In order to slim my face down no matter how much i exercise and i want to consider liposuction. Is $2000 enough?

Varies..: Cost of surgery will vary from one practice to another and from one geographic area to another as well. Be careful with your decision-making; as we age, fatty tissue in the facial area tends to help retain a youthful appearance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I make my legs and thighs slimmer without liposuction and exercise?

How can I make my legs and thighs slimmer without liposuction and exercise?

Possibly.: At this point, despite the heavily marketed “miracle technologies", diet and exercise remain the best way to slim the legs and thighs. Sometimes patients do better “investing” in personal trainer and/or nutritionists than wasting time/resources on these technologies ( which generally don't deliver on promises). Surgery, including liposuction surgery, should be option of last resort. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I have a thigh lift and liposuction of the same area as one procedure? I've gained and lost weight numerous times. The skin on my inner thighs is loose and flabby, and there are clumps of fat that won't disappear no matter how much i exercise. Will

Should I have a thigh lift and liposuction of the same area as one procedure? I've gained and lost weight numerous times. The skin on my inner thighs is loose and flabby, and there are clumps of fat that won't disappear no matter how much i exercise. Will

Possibly.: You will be best off seeking consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to determine if you are a good candidate for the thigh lifting/liposuction procedures. During this consultation process you will be able to learn about the pros/cons as well as the potential risk/complications associated with these procedures. Achieve a long-term stable weight prior to proceeding. ...Read more

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I am 100 lbs over weight. I have been unsuccessful with low calorie dieting and consistent exercise. Should i consider liposuction?

No it is not: No liposuction is not the answer for weight loss. Liposuction works best when you are close to your normal body weight, but have some excess deposits in certain areas, not overall weight gain . Liposuction is more of a conturing procedure. You should try and lose as much weight as possible before through diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

I : I permit my patients to walk as much as they wish beginning on the day of surgery. While this is not as time efficient as more strenuous exercise, it is sufficient enough that many people keep fit and lose weight with walking as their sole fitness modality. Depending upon the actual patient and procedure, i will usually decide at the one week post-op visit to begin back to the pre-operative exercise regimen, with the expectation that the patient will be able to do as much as he or she did before surgery by one month or sooner from the procedure date. ...Read more

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How many vaser liposuction procedures are required to achieve the same fat reduction as traditional surgical liposuction? Recently, i gained 30 pounds in two years because of stress-related eating habits and lack of exercise. I would like to have liposuct

How many vaser liposuction procedures are required to achieve the same fat reduction as traditional surgical liposuction? Recently, i gained 30 pounds in two years because of stress-related eating habits and lack of exercise. I would like to have liposuct

Same number: Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. It is just to give your body a better contour and better shape if you have some localized fat in the lower or upper belly or hips and flanks. Start by losing the extra 30 lbs then consider liposuction. ...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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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. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more