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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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Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Too Many.: Each one of the procedures you listed have their specific indications as well as a potential risk/complications associated with it. There is simply not enough space here to outline the information you should receive. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, and ask to see lots of examples of their work and learn about pros/cons/risks/complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Liposuction question is the removal of belly fat by liposuction ever done under local anesthetics?

Liposuction question is the removal of belly fat by liposuction ever done under local anesthetics?

Liposuction : Liposuction can be done under local anesthesia. The real question is whether or not you really want it done under local anesthesia. Generally speaking, every procedure we do can be done under local. However, general anesthesia is used by many surgeons to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Patients have absolutely no pain with general anesthesia during the procedure. They also do not remember any portion of the procedure. With local you would be fully awake for the entire procedure and may have moments where you do feel pain. Also, in order to keep you comfortable you might need a large amount of local which may approach or exceed the usual limits of that medication. In my practice, unless we are planning one small area, i recommend general anesthesia for my patients' comfort. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Laser fat reduction ?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Laser fat reduction
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You: You have more options than traditional surgery or liposuction to lose fat and sculpt your body. These new fda-approved lasers, radiofrequency & cooling technology devices offer safer alternatives to traditional surgery, minimal to no recovery time, with a lot less cost, essentially no risk for infection or scarring after the procedure. Some of these non-invasive fat removal procedures let you lose unwanted inches from the hips, waist, and/or thighs. We can target specific areas like love handles, buttocks, thighs or muffin tops. You will see noticeable results in 8 to 12 weeks or sooner. When you are ready for non-invasive fat removal procedure, choose a facility which has multiple devices so it is possible to match your situation with a correct device and customize a program for you. Devices include coolsculpting, zerona, liposonix, thermage and bella contour for non-invasive and liposuction and lasers for invasive more dramatic and expensive results. Also choose a facility with established track record of successfully treating patients with these devices. Only allow a board-certified dermatologist or physician assistant to treat you. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck operation help remove fat/skin accumulated by pregnancy?

Does a tummy tuck operation help remove fat/skin accumulated by pregnancy?

Yes: Fat and skin are typically cut out during a tummy tuck. Muscles are tightened as well. Typically some liposuction is done on the flanks and possibly part of the stomach. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Does liposonix work to remove lipomas?

Does liposonix work to remove lipomas?

Wouldn't try it...: I am very skeptical that the procedure works as advertised at all. But as for lipomas, they are not normal fat collections. Trying to break them up with ultrasound is unlikely to work. I'd save my $3, 000 and talk to a general surgeon. Many can be done under local anesthesia in the office. And much cheaper with less pain. ...Read more

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Describe tumescent liposuction?

Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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Remove facial wart?

Remove facial wart?

FACIAL WARTS: Facial warts, actually called "flat warts, " are sometimes difficult to eliminate. Dermatologists usually freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. (i do not recommend that you try this yourself!) there are some prescription products that are being used for these and your dermatologist will know about them. Sometimes castor oil, on a q-tip, rubbed in gently a couple of times a day may help. ...Read more

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Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Yes but limited: Stretch marks located on the lower half of your bebelow rom 4 inches below the umbilicus to the pubic hair line will be removed. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can laser scar removal remove scars from a surgery such as breast reduction surgery?

Can laser scar removal remove scars from a surgery such as breast reduction surgery?

It helps: Depending in the skin type and color, laser can be very helpful in reducing the color and thickness of the scar. ...Read more

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Do cosmetic surgeons remove anal skin tags?

Do cosmetic surgeons remove anal skin tags?

Anal Skin tags : This is a anorectal problem and most of the colorectal surgeons and some general surgeons will be able to help with this. Cosmetic surgeons are not a good choice for this procedures. Best to you. ...Read more

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Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Usually, yes.: But the depth of the dead tissue is the important factor. Superficial thickness burns, for example, do not leave scars (when properly cared for). Deeper thickness blistering burns can require skin grafts or heal like freddie kruger's face! full thickness loss require excision, and flap or graft reconstruction. Both leave scars, but plastic surgeons know how to minimize these! ...Read more

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What is the safest procedure for fat removal? Isliposuction safest?

What is the safest procedure for fat removal? Isliposuction safest?

Diet: The safest and healthiest way to lose fat is to take in fewer calories than you burn up day to day. Dieting is hard and you need the help of your family doctor and a nutritionist. Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas that are slow to change when you diet or if you have special sites of accumulation that both you. All liposuctions have the same level of safety. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vaser liposuction and ultrasonic body lift liposuction ?

What is the difference between vaser liposuction and ultrasonic body lift liposuction ?

Not much: Both are liposuction techniques with ultrasound. The benefit of ultrasound is multifold: it helps melt the fat so that it can be resorbed by the body. It helps when there is a lot of fibrous tissue that can't be sucked out with regular liposuction and it may help tighten the skin. Having said all that its not that new and there is no definitive evidence that it is better than regular liposuction. ...Read more

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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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