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What is facial liposuction?

What is facial liposuction?

Removing fat.: Facial liposuction is removing fat from the face. This is primarily done in the neck and chin region. ...Read more

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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 is a facial liposuction?

What is a facial liposuction?

Fat extraction: Fat liposuction uses vacuum to aspirated fat via small cannula. There are a variety of techniques, approaches, and devices to accomplish this. However there is generally a tendency to preserve facial fat or reposition it rather than extract it. ...Read more

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What is liposuction?

What is liposuction?

Direct Fat Removal: Liposuction, as the name says, is the removal of fat with a vacuum. Small incisions are made, and a canula (hollow tube) is inserted under the skin, into the fat. A hole, or holes, near the end of the tube remove fat by sucking it out. A balanced salt solution with local anesthesia and epinephrine is injected prior to surgery to reduce discomfort and bruising. Consult a board certified specialist. ...Read more

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What is this jowel facial droop?

What is this jowel facial droop?

Aging: As people age, the muscles in the face become weaker, resulting in facial droop or jowels in many people. ...Read more

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What is double chin liposuction?

What is double chin liposuction?

Double or Turkey: Many people refer to their necks or chins as having a double chin appearance or a waddler (like a turkey neck). The former can be treated with liposuction whereas the latter is best treated with a facelift (although a few individuals use botulinum toxin for this purpose). ...Read more

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What is smartlipo?

What is smartlipo?

Laser body sculpting: Smartlipo™ is laser body sculpting treatment that effectively treats the face, jawline, neck, arms, abdomen, bra buldges, male breast, and other areas of fat loose and lax skin. It helps to reduce unsightly cellulite and corrects contour irregularities. ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

What is laser liposuction?

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 more

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What is the cost of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation?

What is the cost of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation?

Varies: Non-surgical facial rejuvenation ranges from botox, dermal fillers such as radiesse, juvederm, peels, monopolar, radiofrequency and laser skin tightening to fractional or total laser resurfacing. Depending on where you live, extent of correction desired and combination of treatments, you are looking at a cost of several hundred to several thousand dollars. Find a board certified cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is slim liposuction?

What is slim liposuction?

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 more

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What is best for the face and neck area ulthera exilis thermage?

What is best for the face and neck area ulthera exilis thermage?

All three claim best: Ulthera is an ultrasound treatment that is supposed to tighten the skin. Exilis and thermage are radio frequency treatments that are supposed to tighten the skin. Patients will respond differently to these treatments. They are all effective but how much is the question. Their is no clear champion. Whichever works for the individual patient is the best one. ...Read more

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What kind of anasthesia is used fpr chin liposuction?

What kind of anasthesia is used fpr chin liposuction?

It varies: Liposuction of the chin area can be done under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Consult your plastic surgeon as to what would be best for you. ...Read more

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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read more

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What is skin grafting?

What is skin grafting?

Transplantation: Skin grafting is the transfer of viable tissue from one site to another, usually with the intention to heal a wound. ...Read more

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What exactly is the skin grafting procedure?

What exactly is the skin grafting procedure?

Moving skin: The most common is "split thickness skin grafting" a thin layer of skin is shaved from an area usually the thigh and used to heal another area which is needing skin. There are a lot of variations including "full thickness skin grafting" which moves the whole thickness of the skin for a different result. ...Read more

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What is coolsculpting lipo? 

What is coolsculpting lipo? 

Beware Hype Terms: Liposuction is a fundamental tool for plastic surgery sculpture. Each brand tool has its own hype vs effectiveness. To just such work you need effective standardized pictures and method to demonstrate the degree if injury, bruising, swelling & recovery. This requires a demonstration with pictures, movies, and proof that a 400 character answer lacks ability to address. Part 1 of 2. ...Read more

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How invasive is chin augmentation? What is the recovery period?

Not very: Small incision in chin or at buccal sulcus (valley between lip and gums).Can be done by cutting bone and placing spacer or with implant. Little is involved in recovery other than protecting it from injury. ...Read more

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What is under the chin liposuction?

Chin/Upper Neck: Upper neck and chin liposuciton is commonly performed to reduce the appearance of a "double chin" and commonly performed as part of a facelift procedure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is facial liposuction the same as buccal fat removal?

It can be: Usually when we do facial liposuction we do on the chin, cheeks and jowls which are the submental , buccal and submandibular fat pads resoectively. However the buccal fat pad is often the the one that least need the help. ...Read more

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What is the turkey neck liposuction procedure like?

What is the turkey neck liposuction procedure like?

Pretty simple: The fat is removed with small suction cannulas from just below the surface of the skin and the compression is placed on the neck to let skin heal and tighten to the in the new position. ...Read more

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What is tumescent liposuction for?

What is tumescent liposuction for?

Tumescent=swollen: 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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