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Liposuction Post Op Care
I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that i get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?
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
Is the healing process for liposuction faster than a gastric bypass? Which one is safer and who can have the op?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 11 more doctor answers