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Describe tumescent liposuction?

Describe tumescent liposuction?

Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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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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What is coolsculpting lipo? 

What is coolsculpting lipo? 

Beware Hype Terms: Liposuction is a fundamental tool for plastic surgery sculpture. Each brand tool has its own hype vs effectiveness. To just such work you need effective standardized pictures and method to demonstrate the degree if injury, bruising, swelling & recovery. This requires a demonstration with pictures, movies, and proof that a 400 character answer lacks ability to address. Part 1 of 2. ...Read more

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Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Too Many.: Each one of the procedures you listed have their specific indications as well as a potential risk/complications associated with it. There is simply not enough space here to outline the information you should receive. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, and ask to see lots of examples of their work and learn about pros/cons/risks/complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How effective is zerona liposuction?

How effective is zerona liposuction?

Not: Zerona is not a form of liposuction . It is a low level laser light that promises to reduce the inches while you lie under it fully clothed. When it sounds too good to be true, it is usually not true. Unfortunately it has not lived up to its hype. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

What is tumescent liposuction vs other liposuction?

Technique: Tumescent liposuction uses fluid to help in extracting fat and minimizing blood loss. Standard non-tumescent liposuction is reserved these days for very small areas. If you need large volume liposuction, tumescent technique is the safest way to go. Please make sure your plastic surgeon is experienced and well-trained. Don't be drawn in to bargain basement prices by inexperienced surgeons. ...Read more

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Is smart lipo effective?

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Smartlipo: Smartlipo is a minimally invasive laser procedure designed to disrupt fat cells and tighten the tissue. It is very effective considering it has minimal to no downtime and tightens the skin also. ...Read more

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How safe is tumescent liposuction procedure?

Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Bad results from using the zerona lipo laser?

Bad results from using the zerona lipo laser?

Surgeon not machine: The results of plastic surgery procedures depends more on the skill and training of the plastic surgeon than it does on the machine. Many non plastic surgeons offer many different plastic surgery procedures and "minimally invasive" procedures (like zerona) that you would typically relate to plastic surgery, depsite minimal training. A board certified plastic surgeon is the best place to start. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vaser liposuction and ultrasonic body lift liposuction ?

Lipo does not Lift: Vaser is a trademarked device that performs ultrasonic liposuction. Ultrasonic liposuction does not accomplish a body lift. ...Read more

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How does the vaser liposuction work?

How does the vaser liposuction work?

Ultrasonic energy: Vaser use a ultrasonic energy to break up fat globules and emulsifies the fat to make removal much easier. It can be gentler and cause less bruising the by preserving the skin's blood supply. It is particularly effective in areas with there is much fibrous tissue around the fat such as the breasts and back. It has proven to be very effective technology for the removal of fat. ...Read more

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Does lipo massage by endermologie reduces cellulite dimples?

Does lipo massage by endermologie reduces cellulite dimples?

Temporarily: These types of treatment only help for a short time and then the cellulite is back. Cellulaze laser is the only permanent solution for cellulite. ...Read more

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Liposuction question is the removal of belly fat by liposuction ever done under local anesthetics?

Liposuction : Liposuction can be done under local anesthesia. The real question is whether or not you really want it done under local anesthesia. Generally speaking, every procedure we do can be done under local. However, general anesthesia is used by many surgeons to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Patients have absolutely no pain with general anesthesia during the procedure. They also do not remember any portion of the procedure. With local you would be fully awake for the entire procedure and may have moments where you do feel pain. Also, in order to keep you comfortable you might need a large amount of local which may approach or exceed the usual limits of that medication. In my practice, unless we are planning one small area, i recommend general anesthesia for my patients' comfort. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read more

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Do you lose inches with the zerona lipo laser?

Do you lose inches with the zerona lipo laser?

With Diet & Exercise: It is my opinion and a zerona requirement that you must diet and exercise to see results. So why rely on the zerona? ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more

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Which is more efficient laser lipo or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Which is more efficient laser lipo  or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Magician not wand: Many people sarcastically say it is the magician and not the wand that are responsible for excellent results. While laser lipolysis may promote some skin contraction, it may also cause significant ski burns or injury if not used properly and may prolong healing. The same is true with ultrasounds. I have used both and do not have a strong preference for either. ...Read more

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Is laser liposuction as effective as regular liposuction?

Focus: Focus on choosing the best plastic surgeon, and let them pick the tool to use. Personally, I have seen more problems than benefits from adding a laser to liposuction. ...Read more

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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, 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. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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