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Is liposuction painful after you get it done?

Is liposuction painful after you get it done?

Mild to moderate: Most patients have minimal pain, while others are stiff and sore for a week or two. I encourage early return to activity to minimize the stiffness and speed recovery. ...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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Will chin liposuction affect my ability to eat food? Will the healing process after chin liposuction cause it to be painful or difficult to eat? .

Will chin liposuction affect my ability to eat food? Will the healing process after chin liposuction cause it to be painful or difficult to eat?

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No: Neck liposuction should not affect the ability to eat. It may feel a bit sore with mouth opening and chewing but not to the point to prevent you from eating. But be careful, you don't want the fat back in your neck! ...Read more

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How much pain does chin liposuction involve? I realize i'll have anesthesia during the actual chin liposuction, but what about after? Is it very painful? Will i need prescription pain pills? .

How much pain does chin liposuction involve? I realize i'll have anesthesia during the actual chin liposuction, but what about after? Is it very painful? Will i need prescription pain pills?

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Mild to Moderate: Submental liposuction (or microliposculpture) is a minimally invasive technique for removing excess deposits of fat under the chin. It can improve the look of a double chin, make the angle between your chin and neck more attractive, and define your jawline. Pain pills are needed for 1-2 days. It is not a neck lift, though, so it will not address extra loose skin, neck bands, or facial sagging. ...Read more

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What is liposuction?

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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How does liposuction work?

Nature of Fat: Fat cells are simply storage containers for excess fuel. They expand and contract based on your diet and exercise. To a certain extent, you are responsible for the size of the fat cell. Fat cells normally do not replicate. Their number and location is determined by genetics. Placement of your fat cells determines your shape. Removal of fat cells is permanent and changes your shape as a result! ...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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Does liposuction age a person?

No: The purpose of body contouring surgery is to restore attractive proportions and contours to the body for both men and women. ...Read more

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Is large volume liposuction safe?

Large Vol Lipo: Large volume liposuction by definition is over 5 liters of fat removal. This type of operation needs to be done in a operating room hospital setting. This is due to large fluids shifts in the body. Plus at least 2 to 3 days recovery in the hospital is needed. These operations are quite lengthy in the 5 hours + ranges. Plus the costs are near $20,000. Best to see boarded Plastic Surgeons... ...Read more

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