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Frequently Asked Questions
"LipoSculputure" (Liposuction)
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Would my health issues prevent me from having Liposuction on my tummy?

 

As long as your blood sugars and blood pressure are controlled and Hgb1ac is normal you probably at no greater risk than normal. Arthritis per say is not a risk other than the medication you may take for it. 

If you receive a medical clearance I recommend that you make several consultative appointments with Plastic Surgeons who are experienced and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition ideally they are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).


 

What is the best technique for Liposuction? A lot of surgeons I’m interested in still use drains. I am worried about scarring badly.

Thank you for your questions. 

Unfortunately without photos or being able to examine your tissue, my response is more limited.

However hopefully you will find it helpful. 

Liposuction is optimal when you have reached your goal weight and for diet resistant fat areas of your body.

There are several technologies avavailable:

a) suction asst. Liposuction (SAL)

b) ultrasonic asst. liposuction (UAL)

c) power asst. liposuction (PAL)

d) laser asst. liposuction (LAL) 

e) water asst. liposuction (WAL)

They are all effective and are secondary to the experience of the Plastic Surgeon.

Like in golf  "it's not the club it's the golfer"!

Fees vary based on geographic location, Plastic Surgeons experience and reputation.

In addition to liposculpting many of us have added non surgical methods "to shrink skin" after liposculpture using Radio Frequency(RF)devices. Two such devices include:

a) Vellashape III

b) Thermi tight 

In my practice drains are rarely used. 

The recovery period is similar for all types.

Please make a consultative appointment with several experienced Plastic Surgeons who are Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).

 

Is it safe to get Liposuction while being awake?

Depending on the volume to liposuctioned, the area(s) of the body and the patients emotional ability liposuction can be safely completed under local anesthesia
and oral sedation:

1) you will feel a pinprick when initial local medication injected

2) you will feel some moderate discomfort/burning when the tumescent fluid is injected

3) after this there should be no pain but you will feel pressure and movement of the liposuction cannulae . 

I recommend that you make several consultative appointments with Plastic Surgeons who are experienced and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition ideally they are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).

I wish you my best and success,

R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS

Diplomate and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Awardee: Real Self Top 100

wwwimagineplasticsurgery.com

4646 Brockton Ave

Riverside, Ca 92506

(951) 686-7600 

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