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Choose right surgeon: Liposuction is a very safe operation if performed by a abps-certified plastic surgeon in accredited facility. Doctors who do not have complete plastic surgical training (dermatologists that call themselves cosmetic surgeons, for example) often take a 2-day course or spend time with another non-plastic surgeon to "learn" liposuction, and do this in a non-accredited or under local anesthesia. Bad! ...Read more
Facial fat: Small cannulas are used to remove fat selectively from areas in the face where it is not wanted such as under the chin. Chin straps are then used to help the skin shrink so it doesn't sag. These may not be needed in the mid-face. More often we discourage fat removal in the face since it naturally disappears as one ages. Fat removal in the face can accelerate aging so be careful! ...Read more
It reduces swelling: Compression after surgery controls swelling. After surgery the body adds fluid to the area of liposuction. Compression helps to limit this influx of fluid. There is no universal agreement on the length of time that compression is needed. There are some surgeons that use it for a short time and some use it for a long time. Good results are obtained by both groups. ...Read more
No, but B careful: Lipo 6 her by nutrex, is not a non-stimulating harmless fat burner. It does not contain orlistat. It contains many others 2 b used w caution. Citrus aurantium 50% synephrine, caffeine, phenylethylamines, yohimbine all can b stimualting to the heart. The major ingred in lipo6 in general is guggulsterones, which r marketed to support the thyroid by "influencing" t3, (liothyronine) which directly effects the heart. ...Read more
Questionable: The "lipo shot", aka mic-b12 or any variation of such can be found usually at a naturopathic physician or integrative physicians office. The theory is that the methionine-inositol-choline help metabolize fat during caloric restriction diet. Don't look at this as a shot to magically melt fat away. True weight loss comes from balanced caloric restriction. See a nutritionist. ...Read more
Be careful: I storngly recommend that you do not look for the cheapest place. I have patients coming into my office weekly needing problems fixed after budget lipo. In the end it will cost you more! ...Read more
Light then healthy:
I agree with both of the above drs. For the first day or two after liposuction it is best to eat lightly, starting with liquids. If you have had general anesthesia there will be some post operative nausea. There may be some nausea even if only local anesthesia was used.
After that it is important to eat healthy diet that maintains your weight. ...Read more
Not likely long-term: A better approach to weight control is use of smart diet and regular exercise program. Use of 'fixes' rarely work, and are relatively expensive for what you get. You should be careful to eat 3 meals a day, and usually feature high protein, select carbohydrates, and low fat. At sixteen, it is usually a problem of poor eating habits, choosing junk foods and relative inactivity. ...Read more
Assume Liposuction: If you are a good candidate for the liposuction > the fat is reduced and if there is also loose skin, varying amount of skin tightening takes place. Side effects or complications can be infection, unsatisfactory results, loose skin, hard lumpy areas, unevenness, collections of blood etc good part of the surgical swelling is gone in 3-4 weeks, but, it takes 4-6 months for all the swelling to go. ...Read more
No.: The purpose of liposuction surgery is to simply treat areas of diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue, with good quality (satisfactory elasticity) skin overlying the area. It is not meant to treat patients who are trying to lose weight and is done ideally when patients have achieved a long-term stable weight (avoid weight gain postoperatively). ...Read more
Dialysis: Dialysis should always discussed with the nephrologist in charge of your uncle's kidney condition. The risks and benefits of hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis versus no dialysis should be weighed thoroughly. His primary care physician may as well be involved in this discussion as goals of care are to be discussed. While dialysis may prolong life, it significantly reduces quality of life. ...Read more
Is it alright to place a child on 1/2 lpm of oxygen while sats remain above 95 but rr>35? On o2, rr20
Unable to answer: The doctor (s) who manage a child's oxygen or ventilator settings will give parents very specific guidelines on how to adjust the settings. Every child is different. Sometimes doctor's adjust settings according to the oxygen saturation, while other times respiratory rate or carbon dioxide levels are also a factor. Sometimes parents are allowed to change settings only after contacting the doctor. ...Read more
I would like to know the difference between u-lipo and I-lipo and among these two which one has long lasting results?
U-lipo/i-lipo: Neither are accepted treatments for permanent fat removal.. ...Read more
Lipo 6 black hers. I heard that all weight lost will be gained more abd more just after stopping it. Is that right? I'm a 21 old female
Diet myths: This product is not in any way going to help you with real or lasting weight loss. Most people who do fad diets do regain any weight lost and often keep gaining. One must change their diet, their calories and the types of calories they eat and also exercise. You can be successful in your goal of losing weight but a pill is not going to work. ...Read more
I don't have insurance but I have a large lypoma on my back I would like to have removed. Paying out of pocket, about how much would it cost?
Depends.: On size, location, and each doctor's individual fee schedule. Find a few doctors who do not charge a consultation fee and see what the cost estimates are for surgical removal. A general surgeon or plastic surgeon would be the best at this. Cost are more in california than in the upper midwest. I'd guess about $1000 but without an exam impossible to say. ...Read more
When you lose a significant amount of fat do the fat cells die or do they just shrink? If you regain the fat they go back to original size? And lipo?
I'm a yo-yo dieter (3st+/-) but have back fat even at my smallest. I am currently at my biggest. Would Lipo now risk a distorted result if I lose again?
Not at all!: You've made the case that there is "distortion" at your low wt. Without having had anything done other than losing weight. We plastic surgeons call this"lipodystrophy, " and it constitutes the setting in which liposuction is the best treatment. Your surgery could probably be easily done in an office setting if the surgeon is ABPS-certified and or hey member of the ASPS. ...Read more
Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on where they are. If they bother you then see your physician for a referral to have them removed. ...Read more