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Liposuction

Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes excess fat from different parts of the body in order to improve its contour. The safety of its procedure relates not only to the amount fats removed but also the anesthetic choice and to the patient's overall health condition.

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Which are the best new liposuction techniques available?

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"Some of the new liposuction techniques that you should look into include the ones that don't utilize surgery in order for removing fat (aka non surgical liposuction techniques)! These are:

  • Liposonix ultrasound
  • Thermage
  • Velashape II
  • Zerona
  • Lipo Ex

What are the dangers of abdomen liposuction?

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"The dangers of male liposuction are removing too much tissue and fat, infection at the surgery site, blood clots and bruising, swelling, temporary numbness and discomfort in the surgically treated area."

Can a 16 year old get cosmetic surgery?

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I don't know much about it, but in USA you can. I live in Europe and I'm almost completely sure that it's not legal in here.

How much cost a liposuction surgery abroad?

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Depends where you will have it done... Colombia is considered to be the best choice as safety and price are concerned.

India is the best choice because of the high quality treatments at low cost. Especially, you can choose Chennai and also contact Chennai Medicare Tourism.

What does the scar from a tummy tuck look like?

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The scar remaining from a tummy tuck can vary depending on whether the patient received a "standard" also known as "full" tummy tuck or a "mini" tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck is required after massive weight loss which leaves the patient with a lot of excess skin. This also can occur after having children through pregnancy. A mini tummy tuck is more appropriate for those individuals who have a small pooch about their pubic region and under the belly button.

With a full tummy tuck, imagine the shape of an eyeball while in socket (pointed oval). That is the pattern of the removed skin in this procedure. Typically that will occur above the pubic region and up to the belly button.

With a mini tummy tuck, simply take the above shape and split it in half. This is because less skin is needed for removal.

Both of these procedures result with the Surgeon connecting the once further apart portions of skin into a line or a crescent. While many experience some ability to hide their scar after a mini tummy tuck (within the bikini line), most full tucks leave a scar which is higher near the belly button.

Examples of both can be seen in most plastic surgeons before and after photo galleries.

What is the price for liposuction and tummy tuck?

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The price of liposuction varies depending on one's location and the liposuction provider. In the United States it can cost as little as $700 and as much as $3000. Typically it costs between $1500 and $2000.

Does laser liposuction really work?

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"Vaser liposuction is more precise and easier on the tissues surrounding the fat. It has proven to cause less blood loss than traditional liposuction. It typically costs $2,000-3,000."

(Answered by PlacidWay) - Vaser LipoSelection (also known as "z-lipo") is an advanced body contouring procedure with minimal invasive fat removal. Vaser Lipo gives excellent inch lost in a very minimal downtime and provides patients the body-sculpted figure they always wanted with no amount of exercise or diet.

This procedure uses cutting edge ultrasound technology, Vaser (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance), to breakdown fat cells, which are removed from your body through a suction process.

Vaser LipoSelection is an appropriate procedure for both men and women who want the perfect look for their body.

Be advised that this is not for massive fat removal - but rather an effective body contouring procedure.

In terms of Cost, you can have it in India as it is more cheaper there. The cost ranges from $1, 500 - $1, 800 USD.

What risks are associated with ADH tests?

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Certain drugs can either increase or decrease ADH levels. Drugs that increase ADH levels include acetaminophen, barbiturates, cholinergic agents, estrogen, nicotin. Drugs that decrease ADH levels include alcohol, beta-adrenergic agents,.

Can you get liposuction on your fingers?

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Whether you can get liposuction on your face depends on your exact condition. Generally speaking, liposuction requires a person to have so much excess fat cells that the suction machine can safety be inserted and suction out the fat after having loosened it.

Signs of liposuction infection?

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The signs of liposuction infection are the same as any surgical infection. Increased pain, swelling, redness in the area. If it progresses it can lead to systemic effects of fever or weakness.

Have any women experienced bad results from liposuction to thighs?

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Yes, I have. I went to a top surgeon who practices at Harley Street (and what was the West London Clinic), and who appeared many times on Make me Perfect and Ten Years Younger. He was also one of the founders of the school for cosmetic surgery at the West London Clinic - and because of this, I considered him to be one of the most highly skilled surgeons in the country.

I had liposuction to my outer thighs, my knees and inner thighs. I expected the bruising to be gone in three months. It is six months now, and I can still clearly see where the lipo was done. I have bad damage to blood vessels including thread veins where they weren't before, and 'discolouration' to all areas, making it blindingly obvious that I've had something done. I still get stabbing pains in the area around my knees. More fat was taken out of the left inner thighs than the right, which is obvious even in jeans. I have cannula indentations under my buttocks on my right leg, which I do not have on the left, and I have been left with the appearance of worse cellultite than I had before.

I do have a nicer shape in clothes, but once they are off, I lose my confidence. I am a very confident person, and can live with this as it was my choice to pay to have this done, but I have to say that I am glad that I am mentally strong, as I am sure I would have become very depressed.

In short, I would say that this procedure has actually disfigured me, and I can't believe that the surgeons information wasn't very clear about potential problems. They make it very, very believable that the problem you go in with will be rectified, but skim over the ones they can potentially create.

I am less confident about my legs now than when I was before. The shape is better in clothes, but when incovered, it is too obvious that something dramatic has been done to them. Not really the look I was after.

How dangerous is liposuction?

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Liposuction can be dangerous in the wrong hands. It requiries great skill from the Surgeon and apart from the cosmetic risks of lumpiness to the final result, there are some health risks associated with too much fat being removed. In worst cases it has been known that Surgeons have punctured the bowel whilst doing liposuction leding to serious complications.

Liposuction is surgery and anyone undergoing liposuction should be aware of the risks before going ahead.

It is best performed in those who are aroud their ideal weight with just stubborn pockets of fat to be removed

What will reduce swelling of liposuction?

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Many Plastic Surgeons recommend Arnica to help reduce swelling and bruising after cosmetic surgery. This is a homeopathic remedy and available from most large pharmacies. You should always check with your Surgeon first before taking any medication or applying anything. to your operation site

Can you improve your skin after liposuction?

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Exercise

Whether you do it with a friend, or just spend a few hours at the gym each day, you have to make sure you are staying active after your surgery. Go for a job , lift weights, play sports, anything; as long as you are moving and having fun, you should have no problem keeping that weight off. But, whatever you do, you cannot lay around the house any longer if you want your Smart Lipo to remain successful.

Eat Healthy

Dieting is an important part of staying healthy post-operation, but diet doesn't have to be a dirty word. As long as you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, stay away from processed food, and try your best to limit your sugar intake, you can still have a lot of the food you enjoy and be healthy! Remember; eating out can increase your calories astronomically, so prepare your food at home and you will be good to go.

What is mesotherapy?

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According to the Mesobeauty Cosmetic Health Institute's website (www.mesobeauty.com/mesotherapy.html), mesotherapy involves "microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines and/or vitamins into the mesoderm or middle layer of skin to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a specific area of the body." Simply put, injections are performed in specific areas to reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat and to improve the appearance of the skin.

Mesotherapy is considered an alternative to liposuction and is a non-surgical procedure. Not only does it not require anesthesia or carry surgical risk, there is not recovery time associated with mesotherapy. With liposuction procedures, fat can come back in alternate sites on the body if significant weight gain is seen. Areas treated with liposuction typically see less fat growth, while areas that were previously thinner will see new fat deposits. However, mesotherapy does not destroy fat cells, allowing for future weight gain to return fat deposits to the original area. This may not necessarily sound like a positive attribute, but it allows for more uniform weight gain without causing new fat to migrate to previously thinner areas.

Mesotherapy can be used for cellulite treatments as well as weight loss. Liposuction does not treat cellulite, nor is it an effective method of weight loss. The benefits of mesotherapy for weight loss will last as long as the patient maintains a healthy diet and exercises. Cellulite treatment must be repeated every six months to one year.

While liposuction typically produces results with one procedure, mesotherapy usually requires multiple procedures, sometimes as many as 10 or 15. These procedures can cost around $500 each, making this a slightly more expensive option than liposuction.

Mesotherapy generally requires no preparation or recovery and the procedure lasts around 30 minutes. The most common side effect is bruising, which will usually fade within 1 week. Most patients find that the procedure is relatively painless. For those who have a lower threshold for pain, topical anesthetics can be used to ease discomfort.

Though mesotherapy's popularity is growing, there is still much skepticism surrounding the procedure. It has only recently been accepted in the U.S., and it is still banned in places like Brazil, a country that is far less strict about drug policies.

For additional information about mesotherapy, click the links under the Sources and related links section below.

Are there any side effects of liposuction?

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Liposuction is a relatively safe procedure, and updates in medical technology have limited the number of complications and risks. However, no procedure is perfect and there still exists the possibility of minor or even severe complications.

Minor complications are more common and most can usually be fixed. Some of these are attributed to a patient's unrealistic expectations. Liposuction is not recommended for weight loss and will not produce any major weight loss results. Patients need to be aware of this and have a healthy outlook on the outcome of their procedure.

Skin irregularities can occur when too much fat is taken from one area. This may leave unsightly dimpling or depressions in the skin. It is important to remember that women naturally have fat stores and any area of the body that has too much removed will look abnormal. It is better to have too little fat removed, because the surgeon can always go back and remove a little bit more.

Hematomas and seromas can occur when red blood cells and the serum they contain leak from injured blood vessels and form pools under the skin. Adequate drainage of incisions can help to prevent these from happening.

Some people experience hyperpigmentation in the areas of their incisions. Patients who naturally have more pigment to their skin may find that it lasts for up to several years. These patients should be informed of this risk before planning their liposuction. Fairer-skinned individuals may also experience this, but it will usually only last 4 to 6 months in those with less pigment.

Swelling of the legs and ankles can occur after major liposuction procedures. Bruising of the genitals is common in males and females after abdominal liposuction as a result of gravity taking over and pulling fluids downward. The use of proper compression garments can minimize these effects. Blood tinged drainage is a common occurrence and is nothing to be worried about. Adequate drainage speeds recovery.

Rapid heart rate is common during or after surgery and it is attributed to the use of epinephrine in the local anesthetic solution. Patients are encouraged to stay away from products that contain epinephrine-like drugs, including cold medications, before their liposuction procedure.

Rare yet severe complications can include blood clots, injury to abdominal organs, excessive blood loss, allergic reactions to drugs, cardiac arrhythmias, and brain damage due to lack of oxygen during general anesthesia.

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Mild side effects can include a burning sensation at the site of the surgery for up to one month.

But its not only that! Side effects can include:

- Bruising (which can cause pain) and swelling immediately after the operation is complete.

- Probably you will have some scars though many people heal very quickly

- You mobility will be reduced for a while

- Skin laxity - the amount of laxity depends on many factors (like the quality of your skin, the amount of fat removed etc)

You shouldn't expect zero side effects even though liposuction is a minor treatment (and of course there are always the non surgical liposuction options where the side effects are even milder).

What are the liposuction results following an abdominal surgery?

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The results of a liposuction immediately following surgery can cause the upper abdomen skin to look wrinkly. Most of the time a liposuction provides great-looking results.

How much does an average Liposuction cost?

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No Types Of Procedure Hospital Stay Package Costs1 Liposuction per pointsn $7502 Liposuction 4-8 points2 nights $4,2333 Liposuction 9 points or more4 nights $6,000

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What should I wear after liposuction?

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Really Light clothes (I mean IMMEDIATLY after the liposuction).

Several weeks later I THINK (I'm not a professional) that any heavy stuff over the skin can cause unexpected side effects (we're dealing with fat removal here. That would never be a natural process of your body, so you should be double careful about how it may respond. It's a bit complicated). In any case, your doctor or the expert who guided you all along the surgery can give a way more reliable answer than mine.

In any case, consider visiting specialized websites about surgeries and other medical surgeries. I have an excellent suggestion: http://www.surgery.com

Wish you the best

Is the age of 80 too old for liposuction?

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With any plastic surgery procedure, like most medical procedures, age can alter the ability for a successful surgery, but it does not guarantee it. The patient in question would need to consult with their General Practitioner AND the Plastic Surgeon to determine if they are healthy for it. The biggest thing to consider is the patients cardiovascular health, blood clotting, etc.

If determined that the patient can receive the surgery, liposuction could benefit the person's life by allowing their older body, heart and joints a little relief from that unnecessary weight.

What is the age for liposuction?

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Young adults constantly deal with the fact that they may need Mom or Dad�s permission to do things. As they get closer to legal age, it becomes increasingly difficult to accept these restrictions. But like it or lump it, these regulations exist for their safety.

For cosmetic surgery, however, there are very mixed messages about age restrictions. Many surgeons have none, while many outright refuse to perform non-medically necessary procedures on minors. It seems to be a preference for the surgeon. The vast majority who have set age restrictions seem to lean toward 18 years of age as their minimum age.

Age restrictions for liposuction do not necessarily come from a reluctance to treat minors. It is mostly an issue of psychological and emotional development in teenagers. It is well known that many teenagers, young women and men alike, suffer from distorted body images. Many surgeons prefer to try to allow their younger patients to view themselves differently. Some suggest counseling for teenagers who are particularly obsessed with negative body images. Other professionals remind parents to maintain their own positive body images as well to set good examples for their teens.

Liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers. Many privileged youngsters look forward to cosmetic surgery as graduation presents! Fortunately, patients under 18 still only make up approximately 1% of all patients having liposuction performed.

Are there risks for liposuction on your arms?

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The risks with liposuction are the same as with any invasive procedure. There is a risk of infection, blood clots and fluid loss, and there are the usual risks of general anesthetic. These risks are weighted by the patient's overall health status, age and ability to follow the doctor's instructions post-surgery. You'll find a more in-depth discussion here: www.docshop.com/education/cosmetic/body/liposuction/post-surgery/risks

Does plastic surgery cause death?

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Yes, which means you must be careful when using it. One can die by heart attack from plastic surgery