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How does liposuction work?
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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Surgery - Plastics
10 doctors agree
In brief: Nature of Fat
Fat cells are simply storage containers for excess fuel.
They expand and contract based on your diet and exercise. To a certain extent, you are responsible for the size of the fat cell. Fat cells normally do not replicate. Their number and location is determined by genetics. Placement of your fat cells determines your shape. Removal of fat cells is permanent and changes your shape as a result!

In brief: Nature of Fat
Fat cells are simply storage containers for excess fuel.
They expand and contract based on your diet and exercise. To a certain extent, you are responsible for the size of the fat cell. Fat cells normally do not replicate. Their number and location is determined by genetics. Placement of your fat cells determines your shape. Removal of fat cells is permanent and changes your shape as a result!
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Dr. Kirk Churukian
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Dr. Thomas Wright
The liposuction procedure uses thin metal tubes with holes at the end (cannulas) are connected to a vacumn pump, which extracts fat by making multiple tunnels, under the skin.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Removes fat
Liposuction removes some of the excess fat from problem areas.

In brief: Removes fat
Liposuction removes some of the excess fat from problem areas.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Lavinia Chong
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lipo elements
Wetting solution (iv solution + local anesthetic) is infiltrated under the skin first to decrease blood loss, distend the fatty plane and provide both intra-op and well as post-op discomfort.
Thin metal tubes with holes at the end (cannulas) are connected to a vacumn pump, which extracts fat by making multiple tunnels, under the skin. Skin retracts under the assistance of compression garments.

In brief: Lipo elements
Wetting solution (iv solution + local anesthetic) is infiltrated under the skin first to decrease blood loss, distend the fatty plane and provide both intra-op and well as post-op discomfort.
Thin metal tubes with holes at the end (cannulas) are connected to a vacumn pump, which extracts fat by making multiple tunnels, under the skin. Skin retracts under the assistance of compression garments.
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Dr. Lavinia Chong
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Dr. Stephen Noga
As an aside, researchers have used the suction fat material to extract adult stem cells which also reside in your body's fat layer.
Dr. William Adams
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction
During a liposuction procedure, an instrument is placed through a small incision and excess fat is removed.

In brief: Liposuction
During a liposuction procedure, an instrument is placed through a small incision and excess fat is removed.
Dr. William Adams
Dr. William Adams
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction
Liposuction works by using cannulas to suction the fatty tissue away from areas of aggregation.

In brief: Liposuction
Liposuction works by using cannulas to suction the fatty tissue away from areas of aggregation.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Extracts fat
Modern liposuction consts of placing tumescent solution in the area to be treated.
This solution consists of lactated ringers or normal saline, reduces pain (using lidocaine) and reduces bruising/bleeding (using epinephrine). Cannula then are used to extract the solution and the fat. Compression garments are used to keep a good contour. <a href="http://www.Jjrothmd.Com/procedures/liposuction".

In brief: Extracts fat
Modern liposuction consts of placing tumescent solution in the area to be treated.
This solution consists of lactated ringers or normal saline, reduces pain (using lidocaine) and reduces bruising/bleeding (using epinephrine). Cannula then are used to extract the solution and the fat. Compression garments are used to keep a good contour. <a href="http://www.Jjrothmd.Com/procedures/liposuction".
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Douglas Dedo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: By aspirating fat
Today with local anesthesia lipo(fat).
..Suction is a safe and efficient method to remove unwanted collections of fat lying right under the skin. A syringe or vacuum pump creates a negative pressure in a tube that is inserted through a small opening to literally suck out the fat. The blunt tip pushes aside nerves and vessels while suctioning the fat in between. There is minimal pain.

In brief: By aspirating fat
Today with local anesthesia lipo(fat).
..Suction is a safe and efficient method to remove unwanted collections of fat lying right under the skin. A syringe or vacuum pump creates a negative pressure in a tube that is inserted through a small opening to literally suck out the fat. The blunt tip pushes aside nerves and vessels while suctioning the fat in between. There is minimal pain.
Dr. Douglas Dedo
Dr. Douglas Dedo
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine
In brief: Fat removal
Liposuction removes the unwanted fat under your skin and helps improve your shape.

In brief: Fat removal
Liposuction removes the unwanted fat under your skin and helps improve your shape.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Dr. Sheila Calderon
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
In brief: liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical process that removes fat.
With tumescent liposuction, small puncture holes are placed in the skin. Then a dilute local anesthetic is injected into the skin. Finally the fat is suctioned out through the hole by a tube called a cannula. This causes permanent removal of fat under the skin. The whole procedure can be done while the patient is awake and though it looks like it may be uncomfortable, it is not.

In brief: liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical process that removes fat.
With tumescent liposuction, small puncture holes are placed in the skin. Then a dilute local anesthetic is injected into the skin. Finally the fat is suctioned out through the hole by a tube called a cannula. This causes permanent removal of fat under the skin. The whole procedure can be done while the patient is awake and though it looks like it may be uncomfortable, it is not.
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Remove fat
It works by suctioning with special cannulas which range in size from 2mm to 5mm and beyond.
Tissue is first infiltrated with tumescent numbing solution then fat is removed with the cannulas. Laser can be added to for skin tightening.

In brief: Remove fat
It works by suctioning with special cannulas which range in size from 2mm to 5mm and beyond.
Tissue is first infiltrated with tumescent numbing solution then fat is removed with the cannulas. Laser can be added to for skin tightening.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Liposuction
Is done by waterlogging the fat with saline+ local aneasthetic agents then passing a blunt hollow smooth stainless tube with holes in it's side and vacuum applied to the other end back and forth repeatedly.
Results much better with slim lipo 877.377.4786.

In brief: Liposuction
Is done by waterlogging the fat with saline+ local aneasthetic agents then passing a blunt hollow smooth stainless tube with holes in it's side and vacuum applied to the other end back and forth repeatedly.
Results much better with slim lipo 877.377.4786.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Liposuction
Use of syringes or low pressure vacuum pumps to provide suction upon fat tissues that have been infiltrated with dilute local solution.
When the fat is permitted to go into "suspension" in that fluid carrier, relatively low pressure suction permits gentle and safe removal of undesireable fat deposits which do not otherwise respond to diet and exercise.

In brief: Liposuction
Use of syringes or low pressure vacuum pumps to provide suction upon fat tissues that have been infiltrated with dilute local solution.
When the fat is permitted to go into "suspension" in that fluid carrier, relatively low pressure suction permits gentle and safe removal of undesireable fat deposits which do not otherwise respond to diet and exercise.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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