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What happens to the fat after liposuction?

What happens to the fat after liposuction?

Which fat?: If you mean the fat that is removed, it is usually discarded like other medical waste. If you mean the fat that remains on your body after liposuction, it continues to behave like fat, getting larger if you eat more calories than you burn and shrink if you burn more calories than you eat. ...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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What happens if u get pregnant after liposuction, could the fat removed return to the same place from gaining weight in pregnancy?

What happens if u get pregnant after liposuction, could the fat removed return to the same place from gaining weight in pregnancy?

Liposuction: Liposuction removes the fat cells. If you gain weight after liposuction, the weight will go to places in the body where fat cells remain. The remaining fat cells will enlarge. This can be the breasts or buttocks or thighs or abdominal omental fat. Some fat cells will still remain in an area that had liposuction, so they could enlarge as well. ...Read more

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What happens to the fat that is removed during a breast reduction surgery? What happens to the fat that is taken from the breast during a breast reduction surgery? .

What happens to the fat that is removed during a breast reduction surgery? What happens to the fat that is taken from the breast during a breast reduction surgery?  

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Medical Waste: Usually tissue removed during breast reduction surgery is evaluated by pathologists to rule out any abnormality including carcinoma. Afterwards, it is discarded as medical waste. ...Read more

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What to do to remove fat after delivery of a child through surgery?

What to do to remove fat after delivery of a child through surgery?

Liposuction: Some of the most common procedures to restore your body contour after childbirth would be liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Use the find a surgeon tab at www.Plasticsurgery.Org to find a board\certified plastic surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Tell me about plastic surgery to remove the "apron" of skin left behind after a loss in belly fat. How long will i feel pain?

Tell me about plastic surgery to remove the "apron" of skin left behind after a loss in belly fat. How long will i feel pain?

Not long: Abdominal lipectomy, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or lower body lift are all possible treatments for loose, hanging skin due to various degrees of weight loss. The procedures can be very safe with only minor discomfort mostly within the first few days after surgery, usually managed well with pain medications. Consult with a plastic surgeon to discover which option is best for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is fat in the lower body better than fat around your belly?

Can you tell me how is fat in the lower body better than fat around your belly?

Types of fat: It's not that one type of fat is better. Visceral fat, the fat in the omentum overlying your intestines, is where you need to see the changes (smaller belly) to know you are making progress with weight control and what I would consider the best chance for being healthier. As a plastic surgeon I can do liposuction to remove fat, and that makes you look better, but it doesn't make you healthier. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to lose fat after having a baby?

What is the easiest way to lose fat after having a baby?

Losing pregnancy wt: Without a doubt - breastfeeding is best - is the olders form of (oral) liposuction - as your baby breastfeeds for the first 6 weeks at least and preferably 6 months - the breastmilk or perhaps even breastcream transfers that stored energy from your body to the baby. One of the many benefits of breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose the extra skin after giving birth?

What is the best way to lose the extra skin after giving birth?

Exercise, nutrition: Skin contains elastin which allows it to stretch and then tighten like a rubberband. Most women are disappointed to learn that this can take up to 12 weeks after having their baby. The two most important things in reclaiming your pre-pregnancy look are regular exercise and healthful nutrition. A good moisturizer should be applied regularly. ...Read more

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Where does the weight go after you get a tummy tuck and lipo?

Where does the weight go after you get a tummy tuck and lipo?

The fat is gone: The fat that's been removed is gone forever. But, if you gain weight - the body will make new fat, which will tend to go to other areas (where there are more untreated fat cells). So, it's best to be good about diet & exercise after any body contouring operation. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise, not the quickest way, to lose fat from your abdominal area ?

Which is the best exercise, not the quickest way, to lose fat from your abdominal area ?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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Will the donor site of a fat transfer sag after the fat has been removed? I'm considering fat transfer to reshape my buttocks with fat taken from my stomach area. Can this backfire so that i end up with a wrinkled, flabby looking abdomen afterwards? What

Will the donor site of a fat transfer sag after the fat has been removed? I'm considering fat transfer to reshape my buttocks with fat taken from my stomach area. Can this backfire so that i end up with a wrinkled, flabby looking abdomen afterwards? What

Skin, tissue quality: The amount of skin elasticity, and tone that you have from your diet, lifestyle, & fitness will determine to a great extent how much saggin will occur. The surgical technique makes a difference too, & experts should be sought. Various skin tightening procedures including velashape, can be done after surgery to further redce sagging. We have been doing this procedure consistently for ten years ...Read more

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What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?

What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?

Normalize hormones: Cushing's disease (presumably of pituitary origin) leads to excess cortisol secretion. This leads to hypertension, increased heart size, weight gain, diabetes mellitus, increased infection risk. With normalization of the cortisol levels, there is improvement in the blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight loss. Although there may be decrease in fatty tissue, the stretch marks may remain. ...Read more

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What would be the best weight loss surgery?Liposuction, or other? What stays off longest?Helps the heart?Would lose fastest?Where does fat go off-bod

What would be the best weight loss surgery?Liposuction, or other?  What stays off longest?Helps the heart?Would lose fastest?Where does fat go off-bod

Several options: Check out :http://www.obesitycoverage.com/bariatric-surgery-selector-tool/. It is interactive, and your answers will help find the best for you. ...Read more

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What happens to excess fats inside the body?

What happens to excess fats inside the body?

Fat: Excessive calories that are eaten are stored in the body as fat in fat cells. When there is a time period for need for this calories, the body draws from this store of energy. ...Read more

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What will happen to the metabolism after starving?

What will happen to the metabolism after starving?

Starving: That is an unusual question. Can you please provide some more information. In particular is there a good reason for your starving? ...Read more

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What will happen to the metabolism after starving?

Starving: Why are you starving yourself? Please let me know and I might be able to offer some advice. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lose fat within a couple weeks?

What is the fastest way to lose fat within a couple weeks?

Too fast: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How exactly does the body dispose of the fat cells that are "frozen" during the CoolSculpting cosmetic procedure?

Frozen fat cells: 38 F: How exactly does the body dispose of the fat cells that are "frozen" during the CoolSculpting cosmetic procedure? ANS: detailed answer is very long. Go to wikipedia and read Cell Death. Short answer is freezing ruptures cells and they die and other cells move in and clean up the mess. ...Read more