- Q Which areas of the body get the best results from liposuction?
Dr. Stuart Linder, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryThere are several particular regions of the body that take very well to liposuction. I enjoy working on the tummy area, hips, and the flanks as well as the inner and the outer thighs. I feel these are safe zones, and they do very well with... Full Answer
- Q What is powered lipoplasty?
Approved by the FDA in 1998, powered lipoplasty is a form of the fat-vacuuming liposuction procedure. A motorized tool called a cannula, which is roughly the size of a pen, is inserted in the skin and vibrates in a way that loosens up fat and makes it... Full Answer
- Q What post-operation care will I need after lipoplasty?
The amount of post-operation care you'll need after lipoplasty will depend upon your general health, plus how extensive your surgery was. Some procedures are so minor that you can walk out of your doctor's office afterward, but many require a hospital... Full Answer
- Q What is the super-wet lipoplasty technique?
The super-wet lipoplasty, or liposuction, technique is much like the tumescent liposuction technique where a solution is injected in the operation site. The super-wet lipoplasty uses less fluid and it doesn't take as long to complete. The fluid contains... Full Answer
- Q How should I choose a doctor to do my lipoplasty?
Because the results of lipoplasty (liposuction) procedures are often permanent, and complications from surgery can be serious, you should choose your doctor carefully. Do research on doctors in your area. Your surgeon should be licensed, certified, and... Full Answer
- Q What is lipoplasty?
Lipoplasty, which is more commonly known as liposuction, is a kind of surgery where your doctor removes fat from part of the body using a suction tool. When inserted under the skin, the fat suction reshapes the area of the body where the lipoplasty is... Full Answer
- Q How much does lipoplasty cost?
The cost of lipoplasty, which is more commonly known as liposuction, usually depends upon the body area(s) upon which it is performed and who the surgeon is. The average cost is just under $3000 for one procedure, with a range from $2000-$8000. These... Full Answer
- Q What medications are prescribed during lipoplasty recovery?
Lipoplasty (liposuction) recovery is mostly about managing the pain and swelling caused by the surgery. Doctors prescribe medications that will help you manage your pain, swelling, and numbness. Your doctor may also prescribe an antibiotic to ward off... Full Answer
- Q What activities should someone who just underwent lipoplasty avoid?
If you've just undergone lipoplasty, you should follow your doctor's orders. Generally, you'll be ready to go back to work in a few days, but it may be a weeks or a month before you can go back to all of your normal activities. Make sure your doctor... Full Answer
- Q How common is lipoplasty?
Lipoplasty, better known as liposuction, is performed in the U.S. nearly 350,000 times a year, which makes it one of the most popular kinds of cosmetic surgery in the nation. The popularity of the procedure has been linked to fashion trends that bare the... Full Answer