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What is ultrasonic liposuction used for?

What is ultrasonic liposuction used for?

Many purposes: Manynuse this for nearly all forms of liposuction because it may make it more easy to extract the fat via a process known as cavitation. On the other hand many save it for areas of dense fat suc as male breasts, live handles, bra strap or upper back and areas of secondary liposuction. It's ability to help in the contraction of skin remains debated. ...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 safe is ultrasonic cavitation of fat cells? Is it a recommended procedure?

How safe is ultrasonic cavitation of fat cells?  Is it a recommended procedure?

Very safe: Ultrasonic liposuction is a technique that has been widely used to reduce fat from various areas. If the practioner is well trained in this technique, it is a very safe and effective method to reduce unwanted fat in the subcutaneous plane. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction? Is it safe?

What is tumescent liposuction? Is it safe?

Tumescent Lipo: A fluid containing aesthetic and other medicines are injected into the tissues, causing the fat to swell., so that it can be more easily sculpted to create the desired contours. Because the fluid reduces blood flow to the area which is being liposuctioned, bleeding and bruising are reduced. Patients experience a more comfortable recovery in the 18-24 hours following the procedure. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction? Is it safe?

Very safe: Usually performed without general anesthesia. Faster recovery and excellent results. It involves a solution of medications (may vary by surgeon) which is injected in the area where fat will be aspirated/sculpted and the aspiration/sculpture of the fat. Let me know if you have further questions. ...Read more

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How safe is tumescent liposuction to do?

Safe: Tumescent liposuction is very safe in the right hands. As with any surgical procedure big or small, you want to make sure that your surgeon is properly trained and very experienced in the procedure you are contemplating. Don't be tempted by discount prices, performed by inexperienced individuals. You'll be more satisfied with the results, happier and safer in the long run. Be well. ...Read more

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Freeze fat removal with coolsculpting by zeltiq is really work? Is it safe? How many times has to take the treatment?

Freeze fat removal with coolsculpting by zeltiq is really work? Is it safe? How many times has to take the treatment?

Minimally invasive: options only give minimal results. It is generally safe but the results are really minimal. Some clinicians require that you do a substantial number of treatments and even combine them with diets. When this is the case, it makes one wonder whether the perceived improvement is more due to the diet than the fat freeze procedure. If you want definitive results nothing beats liposuction. ...Read more

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What is the safest procedure for fat removal? Isliposuction safest?

What is the safest procedure for fat removal? Isliposuction safest?

Diet: The safest and healthiest way to lose fat is to take in fewer calories than you burn up day to day. Dieting is hard and you need the help of your family doctor and a nutritionist. Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas that are slow to change when you diet or if you have special sites of accumulation that both you. All liposuctions have the same level of safety. ...Read more

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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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What is the procedure "vats" used to treat?

Disease of the chest: Vats stand for video-assisted thoracic surgery or minimally invasive surgery similar to laparoscopic surgery. Through small incisions and usually a high definition camera, many types of procedures can be performed. Such as removing cancer of the lung, esophagus and other chest organs. Removing unwanted fluid around the lung, and performing biopsies of organs in the chest. ...Read more

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How is mesotherapy used for weight loss? I've heard that mesotherapy can be used for weight loss in lieu of liposuction, but how does it cause fat to be lost? .

Neither.: Neither one of the procedures you mentioned should be used for weight loss. A good candidate for liposuction surgery is a patient who presents with localized areas of diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue with good quality skin elasticity covering the area. ...Read more

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How is smartlipo different from liposculpture? When is smartlipo used instead of liposculpture and how are they different? .

How is smartlipo different from liposculpture? When is smartlipo used instead of liposculpture and how are they different?

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Laser lipo: Smart lipo is simply the addition of a laser to the liposuction surgery. Liposuction (or liposcultpure) permanently removes fat from the treated areas. The laser may help tighten skin and reduce bruising. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Where is it that cannulae is placed in order for cardiopulmonary bypass to be accomplished?

Where is it that cannulae is placed in order for cardiopulmonary bypass to be accomplished?

Aorta and R atrium: To keep surgical field - heart, in this instance, - " dry" , the blood has to be diverted. So one or two canulas are usually inserted via right atrium into major vein(s) to bring the blood to the oxygenator, that works as artificial lungs. From there blood is pumped to the canula inserted usually in the ascending aorta. Surgical clamp prevents blood from flowing back into the heart. ...Read more

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Is liposuction an effective way to keep weight off?

Is liposuction an effective way to keep weight off?

No: Liposuction is not for weight loss. It is a contouring procedure ideally for healthy, fit patients close to their ideal weight with stuborn areas that persist. It is incumbent on the patient to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to keep their weight stable or ideally even lose a bit after surgery for optimal results. Patients that are not committed and gain weight are very unhappy. ...Read more

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Is surgery the most effective way to treat scoliosis?

Is surgery the most effective way to treat scoliosis?

It depends: It depends. Small curvatures do not need surgery, or even any treatment at all. Curvatures over 45-50 degrees will usually tend to relentlessly progress, potentially leading to even heart and lung problems. Surgery is the only way to really change this natural history in traditional medicine. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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As superglue is used in surgery, could it be used to temporary repair dentures?

Superglue for dentur: I have seen many people try it, but it usually does not last for maore than a few days. It is usually soluable in water or saliva. ...Read more

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Is 20% mequinol effective in lightening? Is it safe to use for large areas of skin?

Is 20% mequinol effective in lightening? Is it safe to use for large areas of skin?

Cosmetic dermatology: I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologists to determine what your treatment options are. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat endometrioma?

Is surgery the only way to treat endometrioma?

No: Surgery is the most effective way to treat an endometrioma. If it is small and you are not suffering from the symptoms then your doctor may advise doing nothing except observing it over time. Lupron (leuprolide) injections can be used in some cases. ...Read more