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What are the disadvantages and advantages of liposuction on obese candidates? As opposed to having weight lost surgery would it be safer to have liposuction instead? What are the disadvantages and advantages of having liposuction when your obessed?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of liposuction on obese candidates? As opposed to having  weight lost surgery would it be safer to have liposuction instead? What are the disadvantages and advantages of having liposuction when your obessed?

Both : Both weight loss surgery and liposuction are actually surgical procedures that require anesthesia, and thus both carry risks as well as benefits. They have different potential complications that should be considered carefully before proceeding. I agree with the other doctors who have recommended weight loss by whatever means--diet and exercise first, and weight loss surgery if all else fails. Some of the weight loss surgical procedures (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy) actually can improve diabetes very quickly, even before weight loss takes place. Liposuction works best when a person is near normal weight, but has isolated pockets of fat deposits to remove (on the thighs or midriff, for example). Weight loss surgery is a much better option for improving overall weight and health, and giving a person the best chance for a long, happy life. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Will they do vaser liposuction on you if your obese?

Will they do vaser liposuction on you if your obese?

VASER Liposuction: Generally it is not a good idea to have liposuction performed if you are clinically obese with a BMI over 30. You can find a BMI calculator online and determine your exact BMI. Liposuction is not a weight loss measure, but a body contouring procedure for improved cosmetic appearance only. Despite the procedure being for cosmetic reasons, it is major surgery and carries risks and complications. ...Read more

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Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction is a good option for those stubborn areas of fat around certain areas such as the buttock, hips, arms, legs, waist, abdomen, or even the neck/chin. A tummy tuck or even a body lift may be a suitable option for medium to larger-sized individuals. The surgeon will discuss all of the options during consultation. ...Read more

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Is liposuction worth considering to get the body weight back to safe levels if someone is obese?

Is liposuction worth considering to get the body weight back to safe levels if someone is obese?

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 more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Tummy tuck options: The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. ...Read more

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Obese: in fold of stomach overhang the skin is fragile .Right now it is bleeding .What at this moment, what can I do ? Is liposecution ever paid by insurance to remove the excess skin due to bleeding, etc.

Obese:  in fold of  stomach overhang the skin is fragile .Right now it  is bleeding .What  at this moment, what can I do ? Is liposecution ever paid by insurance to remove the excess skin due to bleeding, etc.

See your doctor: When skin is resected it is not liposuction. You may need a tummy tuck or if morbidly obese you may need the apron removed. See your doctor for a referral that is on your insurance list just in case there is a medical reason for the insurance to pay. The way the skin gets frail is usually due to lack of air and increased moisture which causes a yeast infection and that will need to be treated. ...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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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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What is the defect of liposuction?

What is the defect of liposuction?

Risks of lipo: Liposuction is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding and bruising, infection, multiple small scars, fluid collections, asymmetry, contour irregularities, and blood clots. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. Please discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon. 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