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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 liposuction on arms and love handles safe at d age of 23?

Liposuction: Liposuction itself has risks from the procedure - irrespective of age. Being that you are 23 yrs you should be very healthy - so you will not have pre-existing medical issues. ...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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How safe is tumescent liposuction to do?

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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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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Hi, i am considering liposuction and i hear that it is quite safe. I would like to know what the causes/chances ofembolisms during the procedure are?

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i am considering liposuction and i hear that it is quite safe. I would  like to know what the causes/chances ofembolisms during the procedure are?

Extremely low!: There are fat and blood embolisms, but both are extremely rare if surgery is performed by abps-certified plastic surgeons (all operate in accredited facilities). There are many self-proclaimed "surgeons" who do liposuction under local anesthesia in their offices who claim "more safe" than anesthesia and a real operation by a "real" plastic surgeon. This is false. Proper surgery = max precautions! ...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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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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Is zerona liposuction safe if i've had lymphedema?

Safe yes. Effective?: Zerona is not liposuction, it is a combination of diet, supplements and surface laser treatment. The laser is unlikely to do anything as the wavelength does not penetrate the skin. ...Read more

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Is liposuction even safe? Are there sides effects?

Liposuction Risks: Every surgical procedure, including liposuction surgery, carries risks. These include risk of infection, bleeding, skin contour irregularities, abnormal scarring, asymmetry, unsatisfactory cosmetic result or skin redraping, and the potential need for further surgery. Careful selection of your surgeon will be key. Undergoing surgery only if you are a good candidate also important. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more