Liposuction Questions from Our Patients

Posted on: February 17, 2023

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What treatments are available to reduce scarring from liposuction?

Treatments to reduce scarring from liposuction include laser treatments, steroid injections, and topical creams. The FDA has not approved any creams specifically for reducing scarring from liposuction.

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Types of scarring that may come from liposuction include hypertrophic scars (thick, raised scars) and keloid scars (raised, discolored scars). The size of the scars from liposuction typically depend on the size of the incision made by the surgeon. Smaller incisions will result in smaller scars.

I am 24 Years old, 5’6 tall & weigh 180 lbs, Is liposuction an option for me?

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you have localized fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. However, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in order to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Is Lipo of the abdomen and waist area an alternative to a tummy tuck?

No, lipo of the abdomen and waist area is not an alternative to a tummy tuck. While lipo can help to remove excess fat from these areas, it cannot address issues such as loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles that are typically addressed in a tummy tuck.

Which procedure would give me the best results: Lipo360 or a tummy tuck? I am worried about excess skin.

The best way to determine which procedure would give you the best results is to consult with a certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon can assess your skin elasticity and discuss the different options available to you. They may recommend a combination of liposuction and skin tightening techniques such as laser or ultrasound treatments. Ultimately, they will be able to provide personalized advice based on your individual needs and goals.

I had tummy tuck a few months back, I gained weight, should I do a Lipo before I need another Tummy Tuck?

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It is not necessary to do liposuction before getting a tummy tuck. However, if you have gained weight since your tummy tuck, it may be beneficial to lose some of the weight before getting another tummy tuck. This will help ensure that your results are more long-lasting and you will be able to achieve the desired outcome.

Would liposuction be effective in reducing the appearance of neck bands? Should I consider a neck lift instead?

Liposuction can be effective in reducing the appearance of neck bands, but it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if it is right for you. Depending on the severity of your neck bands, a neck lift may be a better option. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin in the neck area.

Who is qualified to perform liposuction safely and effectively?

A plastic surgeon is qualified to perform liposuction safely and effectively. The main difference between cosmetic and plastic surgeons is that a plastic surgeon has completed a residency in general surgery, while a cosmetic surgeon has not. Plastic surgeons are also trained in reconstructive surgery, while cosmetic surgeons focus on aesthetic procedures.

What type of liposuction would you recommend for me?

The type of liposuction that would be most suitable for you depends on the area of your body being treated, your medical history, and the desired outcome. It is best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your individual needs and recommend the best type of liposuction for you.

Is there an age limit for having liposuction done?

Yes, most plastic surgeons do not perform liposuction on patients under 18 years of age due to the risk of complications associated with the procedure.