At one week after liposuction, I am actually weighing 8 pounds more than before my surgery. Is this normal?
It is very normal for this to happen because during the liposuction procedure a lot of fluid is placed within the tissues before the fat is sucked out. Also, a lot of fluid is given to the patient by Anesthesia during the procedure. Depending on the length of the procedure, more fluid can be retained. The longer the procedure the more the fluid. Usually it takes a good two to four weeks for all of this fluid to go away and it is also related to the increased swelling after the surgery that also could take upwards of four to eight week depending on the amount of liposuction that was performed, but again it is very normal for this to occur.
Question: What is VASER liposuction and how effective is it?
Answer: VASER liposuction is a type of liposuction that uses laser energy at the tip of the probe in order to blast the fat cells and make it easier to such them out. It is a very efficient form of liposuction if used by a board certified plastic surgeon but in the end does not afford better results than traditional liposuction.
Question: When and why are drains necessary after liposuction and how long are they used for?
Answer: After liposuction alone, it is not typical to place drainage tubes. Drainage tubes are usually used after an abdominoplasty with liposuction. After such a procedure, there is a lot of excess swelling and fluid and the drains are very important to remove all of this excess fluid so that it does not accumulate under the skin. Drains after a tummy tuck with lipo usually stay in for six to seven days.
Posted by Dr. Alain Polynice in Liposuction on October 5th
Question: I hate the fat and the cellulite on my thighs and I am thinking of getting liposuction to reduce the fat in them but can liposuction also remove the cellulite or will I need an additional type of treatment to get rid of the cellulite?
Answer: Cellulite is very difficult to treat since it is basically caused by small fat irregularities that are directly beneath the skin. Liposuction involves removal of fat but at a much deeper layer than that. The liposuction would not be done at the superficial layer therefore liposuction is not a form of tenderness for cellulite. There are other forms of treatment such as different massages and treatment such as Endermology that can help with cellulite but liposuction alone is not the answer for that.
Posted by Dr. Alain Polynice in Belt Lipectomy on October 5th
Question: I had the lap band done last year and I have lost close to 100 pounds. I think I look good except I have a lot of extra skin that just does not seem like it will go away on its own. Is this the sort of thing that a belt lipectomy fixes?
Answer: Absolutely. A belt lipectomy is ideal for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight after gastric bypass. It addresses the tummy, thighs and buttocks all at once.
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