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Avatar n tn Cannot decide whether to see a dermatologist with 28 years experience to do a typical liposuction or should I see a dermatologist with 36 years of experience to do a laser liposuction? The erchonian laser has been used for at least one year on one hundred patients.Sounds great for healing and shrinkage of skin tissue BUT this guy here in the midwest has personal health problems and Im wondering if I can trust him to do the best that he can do when he has his own problems on his mind?
Avatar n tn The first question I would ask is whether he/she is a board certified plastic surgeon or another kind of physiian who just happened to buy a Smartlipo laser. Liposuction is definitely skill and technique dependent and I personally find that treatment under general anesthesia with traditional liposuction (I use power assisted liposuction) gives consistently good result. Sometimes touchup procedures are appropriate.
Avatar n tn In April this year I had External Ultrasonic Liposuction with Smart Laser Liposuction of the arms to reduce the size and make them more in proportion to the rest of my body. I don't recall the amount that was taken out but it was pretty substantial, plus I was awake for the procedure and saw the fat in the collection container. It is now 5 months since the surgery and the swelling is gone, but my arms are still 12" in circumference. They are not smaller at all.
Avatar f tn I have performed liposuction since it was first introduced in the US in 1982. Virtually all of theose procedure were done with a tumescent solution without complication. I also now recommend most of these pocedures under general anesthesia, except for very small areas, since I find it difficult to obtain the profound anesthesia required for the best results. In addition, I am now using radiofrequency assited liposuction (BodyTite) under an investigational protocol.
Avatar n tn I too had lumpiness/waviness from prior liposuction in my abdomen as well as my inner and outer thighs. I had a second liposuction procedure done using fat grafts attempting to correct this problem. As it made some minor improvements, I still won't expose my tummy to anyone. I'm getting lipodissolve done on Friday and am scheduled for a total of 4 sessions 8 weeks apart. They are also doing some skin tightening using a laser which will also help with the wavy appearance.
Avatar m tn Ultrasound Abdominal Liposuction - uses ultrasound waves to break up fatty tissue; Liposuction of the abdominal laser - the laser breaks up the fatty tissue, after which it is sucked out. Article Source : http://cosmeticsurgerycenterhouston.over-blog.com/2019/07/benefits-of-liposuction-in-our-body.
Avatar f tn The fat is then usually removed by traditional liposuction. While the procedure can and has been performed without liposuction extraction of the fat, it takes months and months for natural healing processes to remove the damaged fat cells. If liposuction was not performed at the time of your procedure, then any results you see will be a long time in appearing. If liposuction was performed, any result from the liposuction will not be event for at least one month following the procedure.
Avatar n tn Swelling at two weeks post liposuction (whether using a laser or other techniques) is the norm. If the problem persists after several months, then your procedure was not successful and aditional traditional liposuction may be appropriate.
Avatar n tn I am 38 male that had my abdomen done with tumescent smart lipo laser. I never asked this but did this procedure mess up my ab muscles? Does it have any affect..... it seems I am more fatigued when I run now than before. Is that possible?
Avatar n tn Liposuction of the inner arms is a common procedure that can be very successful when performed by a careful and experienced surgeon. While I have heard of anecdotal reports of better skin retraction with the use of a laser as an adjunct to liposuction, it is my belief that the results of this surgery are more operator dependent than technique dependent. In other words, I would place more weight on the surgeon you choose rather than whether he/she owns a $95,000 Smartlipo machine.
Avatar f tn Neither is liposuction surgery or laser liposuction. Women have died as a result of liposuction surgery which is major surgery. I wouldn't recommend liposuction sugery, laser or otherwise to any woman or man for that matter. Laser surgery is still surgery. Have you ever seen a video of a liposuction procedure. It's horrifying. The after effects can include infections, burst veins and other life threatening repercussions.
Avatar n tn Smartlipo uses a modified neodynium-YAG laser to destroy fat cells. Most surgeons liposuction the dissolved fat, rather than allow the body to slowly absorb it. I have had wonder success with traditional liposuction for removal of lipomas.
Avatar f tn It is not clear whether the trauma to marginal mandibular branch of your facial nerve on one side is a result of Smarlipo laser or the standard liposuction procedure. There is no specific treatment for this problem other than time to allow the traumatized nerve to heal.
Avatar n tn As I have repeatedly suggested in this forum, Smartlipo is a technique of using a laser to destroy fat cell which are then removed with liposuction. I personally am quite satisfied with the results I get with traditional liposuction (I actually primarily use power assisted liposuction). At four days, it is much too early to assess the results of your procedure.
Avatar n tn More important would be the skill and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure. The use of power assisted liposuction or traditional liposuction could produce equal results with a skilled expert.
Avatar n tn Vaser and Smartlipo are two different techniques for removal of fat (Vaser is a form of ultrasonic liposuction and Smartlipo is the use of a traditional neodynium-YAG laser to destroy fat cells). Both techniques result in permanent fat removal.
Avatar n tn Is it real hard for the doctor to get both sides the right size? I would think that the Laser melts the fat anyway and it will take time for the old fat to disolve.He did suck out fat but geeze after 20+ years of doing this I would think thathe would get it even. Is that correct? My breast have not yielded much at all.... and my Dr. told me that there was hardly any granular tissue in me and that he took me down to the bone as far as he could. He said to be patient.....
Avatar n tn Smartlipo is a laser technique that is recommended to improve limited areas of fullness and shape that can also be treated with traditional liposuction. With the excess skin and fat you describe, it sounds like a tummy tuck would be the more appropriate solution. You clearly need to see a plastic surgeon for an opinion about inproving your condition. Keep an open mind. Just because a particular procedure is agressively marketed, does not mean it is the best technique for your problem.
Avatar n tn Currently the state of the art treatment for gynecomastia is a combination of liposuction of fat and surgical excision of the breast glandular tissue, although in some cases liposuction alone is effective. It seems to me that your primary risk for the use of laser destruction of the fat and possibly the glandular tissue is limited effectiveness. If you undergo this procedure, make sure you have an understanding with the treating physician about what is his policy (i.e.
Avatar n tn I have a Mirena IUD and haven't had a period in months. Since I had this procedure I've been bleeding. Could the laser have something to do with this? When my Dr was doing my inner thighs, he got really close to my pubic bone and it did hurt when he pushed toward the bone. If this is a reason for my sudden bleeding I need to know for how long should this continue. Would this be like a regular period now? Thank you for any information. I have not seen this question anywhere.
Avatar n tn RE: Accent Laser Treatment by Alma Lasers (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) I'm 4Real when I say "I'VE FOUND THE ANSWER FOR PEOPLE WITH MILD-MODERATE CELLULITE AND LOOSE SKIN" It's called Accent Laser Treatment. Had my 1st treatment on Friday, March 2, 2007 in Philadelphia and OMG I saw an immediate improvement. FDA approval expected any day now. There are only 90 units in the U.S. so expect to travel if you're desperate, like I was.
Avatar n tn The use of a Smartlipo laser assocaited with traditional liposuction in the presence of a major hernia, could potentially injury bowel (a major catastrophe). Smartlipo machines are sold to any physician who is willing to shell out the funds for this equipment irregardless of training or specialty. Since I do not know the qualifications of your doctor or the true nature of your hernia, I cannot comment about the appropriateness of your treatment.
982526 tn?1248901665 Although laser liposuction has been shown to have some skin contracture characteritics, you will be able to judge the final results of your procedure in several more months.
Avatar n tn The stem cell procedure involves collecting fat from your dog in a procedure that is like doggie liposuction, than the fat is prepared in a lab to harvest the stem cells. The cells are then injected back into the donor’s damaged joints. Studies have shown that this procedure is extremely efficacious for arthritis and the results have lasted upwards of a year.
Avatar n tn RE: Accent Laser Treatment by Alma Lasers (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) I'm 4Real when I say "I'VE FOUND THE ANSWER FOR PEOPLE WITH MILD-MODERATE CELLULITE AND LOOSE SKIN" It's called Accent Laser Treatment. Had my 1st treatment on Friday, March 2, 2007 in Philadelphia and OMG I saw an immediate improvement. FDA approval expected any day now. There are only 90 units in the U.S. so expect to travel if you're desperate, like I was.
Avatar n tn RE: Accent Laser Treatment by Alma Lasers (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) -vs- Lippodissolve I'm 4Real when I say "I'VE FOUND THE ANSWER FOR PEOPLE WITH MILD-MODERATE CELLULITE AND LOOSE SKIN" It's called Accent Laser Treatment. Had my 1st treatment on Friday, March 2, 2007 in Philadelphia and OMG I saw an immediate improvement. FDA approval expected any day now. There are only 90 units in the U.S. so expect to travel if you're desperate, like I was.
Avatar n tn They told me that the fat cells are dissolved and that they don't come back. I guess this is supposed to be like liposuction. Day 2 - after my 2nd treatment. Pain is minimal, abdomen has more swelling and feels heavy - just like after the 1st treatment. Redness, but no bruising yet.
Avatar n tn I really like them there, I went to them for laser hair removal. They are honest and the prices are resonable. Has anyone had there 2nd treatment? What are your thoughts?
Avatar f tn I had it to smooth out unevenness left by liposuction done a few years ago. Lower abs, sides, love handles, hips, inner thighs (just the very top) no idea how many injections. Still pretty swollen, looks like I did before the liposuction. The cost was $600 and after what I've been reading that sounds like a good deal. Hope the swelling goes down fast, I feel like a big fat pig. Dr. didn't mark areas or use numbing stuff on me so I am curious about other's experiences.