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I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that i get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?

I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that i get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?

Not but helpful: I have found that manual lymphatic drainage is not absolutely necessary but it can be very helpful in reducing swelling. Of course you may have to pay additional fees for this additional service and that is at your discretion. ...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 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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What amount does liposuction cost?

Cost of Liposuction: Cost can vary for each individual based on what areas you want liposuctioned. The cost can also differ based on your location and surgeon's expertise. ...Read more

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What can I do to pay for liposuction?

What can I do to pay for liposuction?

Paying for surgery: Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that will need to be paid for prior to the procedure. Insurance will not cover it. Most practices accept cash, credit cards, and also offer financing. http://www.dassmd.com/cost-of-plastic-surgery/index.html. ...Read more

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Can liposuction cause fat to relocate?

Can liposuction cause fat to relocate?

No: If you gain weight after liposuction , areas of the body that have fat tissue will store it there. ...Read more

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Is liposuction a very common procedure?

Liposuction: It depends, since this procedure is usually cosmetic and and the economy is not great-i would think it is more likely done in communities that are upper middle class and upper class communities.That said, it relatively common. It is important that a patient seeks a certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon. Please get more than one opinion and thoroughly research the qualifications of the drs. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about liposuction?

Liposuction: Liposuction is used to reduce excess fat. In this procedure, incisions that are approximately one-quarter of an inch long are made in inconspicuous areas of the body, and fat is suctioned out using a thin hollow cannula tube. This procedure will remove the excess skin and then tighten and suspend the underlying tissues to restore a smoother, lifted appearance. ...Read more

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Could liposuction help firm & lift your butt?

Could liposuction help firm & lift your butt?

No: Liposuction is not a procedure to firm and lift your butt. Liposuction by definition removes fat and may cause laxity of the tissue. Please see a physician certified by the american board of plastic surgery (abps) for a consultation. Avoid clinics with limited experience in plastic surgery. ...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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Can you tell me is liposuction charged by the pound?

No: Liposuction is usually charged by the area. Some common ways of breaking up the areas into distinct sections are: hips, flanks, abdomen , arms, legs, neck etc. ...Read more

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What sort of sensations will i feel during a liposuction ?

Depends…: What you will feel and/or remember of a liposuction procedure will depend on the type of anesthesia used. Personally, i prefer the use of general anesthesia for most patients. Others, however use other types of anesthesia successfully. ...Read more

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What is liposuction? How is it performed? Do you feel anything?

Liposuction.: 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 meant for weight loss. ...Read more

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What is slim liposuction?

What is slim liposuction?

Fat removal by laser: Lasers can be used to "melt" fat. The technique is to insert a small laser under the skin of the abdomen which then is directed at surrounding fat tissue. The fat cells and other tissues are destroyed. The fat liquefies, which can be sucked out, and scar tissue forms that pulls in on the skin. Slim lipo is one of a variety of lasers available, each using slightly different wavelengths. ...Read more

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Age limit on liposuction?

Age limit on liposuction?

Healthy adults: Liposuction is indicated for healthy adults that desire body contouring to reduce fatty deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

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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