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Is liposuction a good way to lose weight?

Is liposuction a good way to lose weight?

No, no, no: Although a few surgeons do perform high volume liposuction, it is not generally used to achieve weight loss. ...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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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 much weight can I lose with large volume liposuction?

How much weight can I lose with large volume liposuction?

Inches, not Pounds: Liposuction will change you in inches more than in pounds. It works best for localized deposits of fat that don’t respond to conventional diet and exercise. The correction from surgery is permanent. But since you asked about weight, the answer depends on how heavy you are to start with. The most I have removed in one surgery is about 22 lbs, or 11 liters of fat. Think of 5 - 2 liter pop bottles.. ...Read more

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Why do celebs rely on liposuction instead of losing the weight naturally?

Why do celebs rely on liposuction instead of losing the weight naturally?

They probably don't : I am pretty sure they are using personal trainers, on special diets, getting high tech and expensive med spa services and so on. Plastic surgery is often broadcasted but they don't show less invasive things too often. A good surgeon will not utilize liposuction as a form of weight loss. ...Read more

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If you can remove 4 pounds of fat with liposuction can I have it done 5 different times to lose 20 pounds?

If you can remove 4 pounds of fat with liposuction can I have it done 5 different times to lose 20 pounds?

Missing the forest: Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, i think you are misled by the goals of the procedure which are intended to control localized and diet resistant deposits and not systemic weight. The concerns with being overweight are ore than cosmetic and relate to heart health, arthritis, diabetes, and more. Being overweight may effect your health and it is preferred you be close to your ideal body wt. ...Read more

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How good are the various types of non surgical liposuctions?

Not good enough: Liposuction is by far much more effective. It is the permanent removal of fat cells under the skin and gives you the shape you are trying to acheive. The nonivasive radiofequency, freezing, ultrasound, low level laser, and all the rest are temporary and take multiple visits to see the results which are not nearly as fabulous as you would like. It is a preliminary approach prior to liposuction ...Read more

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Do I need to lose weight before liposuction?

Depends: Depends on your goals. Being close to your ideal weight will get you a much nicer result. Lipo can help give you a push if you're "stuck" in your weight loss, not seeing results and getting discouraged. Stable weight (or more loss) is important, as weight gain after your procedure will decrease your results. If you're overweight you increase your risk of needing to going back for a touch up. ...Read more

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Is leaser liposuction a good way to loose weight?

Liposuction: No. Liposuction, regardless of how it is assisted (LASER, Ultrasound, etc.) is not a weight loss measure. It is only for body contouring and not generally recommended for BMI> 30. ...Read more

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Is zerona liposuction as good as regular liposuction? I'd really like to get this procedure. I like that it doesn't involve cutting. But i'm also worried that because it's non-invasive it won't work as good. .

Is zerona liposuction as good as regular liposuction? I'd really like to get this procedure. I like that it doesn't involve cutting. But i'm also worried that because it's non-invasive it won't work as good.

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Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there are many different terms used to describe the liposuction surgical procedures. Many of these procedures are simply marketing techniques used by different practitioners. Also, unfortunately there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. ...Read more

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Are spanx as good as a lipo garment after liposuction? 

No: Surgical garments will offer more compression, additionally they are made with side zippers and are usually crotchless so they are far more convenient and comfortable in the early post operative period. Spanx are ok after the first several weeks. ...Read more

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Liposuction. Good idea? What are the potential long term side effects?

Liposuction.  Good idea?  What are the potential long term side effects?

Minimal with skill: Liposuction is one of the safest cosmetic procedures when performed by a skilled, trained cosmetic surgeon. Tumescent liposuction is the key, where the tumescent fluid decreases all the potential risks of liposuction, including a decreased risk of bleeding and infection, plus a marked decrease in dvts and pes since it can be performed awake, without a general anesthetic. ...Read more

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I lost 70 pound of fat, then gained 10 pound of muscles.now im 16% BF. should i liposuction 6%bf?i tied to lose the remaining 15 pound but couldnt!

I don't recommend it: Liposuction is only useful for body sculpting. In other words, it is not useful for changing your overall body fat amount, only the shape the fat takes on your body. If you lost 60 pounds, you may actually benefit from plastic surgery to cut away your excess skin to have a better appearance. You are on a medicine which can hamper weight loss. Consider talk to doc about possible med change? ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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How good is under the chin liposuction?

Adding to answers: Yes a submental liposuction can provide very good results. Things to consider are the age of the patient which effect the ability of the skin to retract. You do not want to remove the fat and then have the skin left hanging! ...Read more

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Under chin liposuction; how good are the results?

Under chin liposuction; how good are the results?

Usually excellent, : That is if the skin tone is good. If the skin is loose, this will hasten the need to do a facelift to rid one of the excess skin. If one's skin is able to 'snap back', the results can be fabulous. ...Read more

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Do I have to be in good physical condition to qualify for tumescent liposuction? Do I have to be fit and in good cardiovascular shape to qualify for tumescent liposuction, or are sedentary people able to have it done as well? .

Do I have to be in good physical condition to qualify for tumescent liposuction? Do I have to be fit and in good cardiovascular shape to qualify for tumescent liposuction, or are sedentary people able to have it done as well?

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Yes: Sedentary patients in good health can get it done but what counts is if you are overall healthy and not overweight. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is done to contour the body and get rid of rebellious fat bulges that are beyond the reach of dieting and exercising. ...Read more

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Is tumescent liposuction good for a poochy belly? If my biggest problem is a slightly poochy belly, am i a good candidate for tumescent liposuction? .

Is tumescent liposuction good for a poochy belly? If my biggest problem is a slightly poochy belly, am i a good candidate for tumescent liposuction?

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May be but...: Good advice would necessitate an in person examination. As you know, “slightly poochy belly” may mean different things to different people. Ultimately, you may be a good candidate if you have isolated diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of the area, with good quality overlying skin elasticity present. If muscle laxity is present, tummy tuck surgery may be best option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Started wearing compression garment 3 weeks after facial liposuction, masseter reduction and necklift, done together. Will I see good final result?

Started wearing compression garment 3 weeks after facial liposuction, masseter reduction and necklift, done together. Will I see good final result?

Compression garment: you should follow your surgeon's instructions. A compression garment is a good idea after these procedures. It is typically worn in the early postop period. ...Read more

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