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What Is Facial Liposuction
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Smartlipo: It is a brand of a LASER using Nd:Yag wavelengths (1064, 1320 or 1440 nm) delivered through a fiberoptic cable into the subdermal fat to destroy fat cells by thermolysis. It is generally followed by conventional liposuction surgery. I emphasize, Smartlipo is the name of a brand of LASER made by Cynosure, not a surgical procedure. Find more info online and seek a well trained, qualified SURGEON. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 30 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 18 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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