FAQ: Liposuction

If you have difficulties in losing fat in stubborn areas and believe that working out and dieting are not adequate solutions to get rid of the fat in these areas.

Liposuction will reduce the amount of fat in a targeted area. Ideally, this surgery will slim down or create a more proportional look for the body.

The patient’s skin may have rippling, bagginess or experience pigment changes and asymmetry. Another possible but unlikely risk/complications are fluid retention/loss, shock, infections, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and permanent numbness.

Individuals may look into nonsurgical fat reductions, changing their lifestyle/habits, waist clinchers, fat burning pills and tropical creams, however results will vary and may not be as effective.

Another surgical option would be tummy tuck and fat grafting but tummy tuck is best accompanied with liposuction.

Another surgical option would be tummy tuck and fat grafting but tummy tuck is best accompanied with liposuction.

I use all combination of the surgical techniques listed, which type of combination I will pick will vary depending on the type of patient.

Yes, it is possible under certain conditions. It is better to space the amount of surgery to avoid removing too much fat at once.

In theory, there are no limitations, however this will depend on the size of the patient. The smaller they are, the less fat can be removed. If too much fat is removed, their body can go into shock.

You will look slimmer but the texture and smoothness of your skin will vary, depending on your age, quality of your skin tone, and skin elasticity.

These photos may be found on my website or during consultation.

It should not effect your movement and flexibility.

Yes, it is possible for other cosmetic procedures to be done in one surgery, depending on the amount of stress the patient will undergo during recovery and the length of the procedure.

It could last for a long time but this will all depends on how well the patient is able to maintain a healthy diet and their commitment to exercising. It is also noted that as the patient ages, their metabolism will slow down as well and thus it is more easily for them to store fat.

If the patient does not commit to maintaining the shape of their body after surgery, they will need to undergo another surgery to remove the fat.

Liposuction start from $3,955

A small incision will be made near the targeted area of fat then a small and thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the incision. The scarring should be small and indistinct.

It is possible for the patient to have skin discolouration, irregularities of skin surfaces, bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and burning sensations.

Yes, there will be a bandage after the surgery and a compression garment is wrapped.

Full recovery of these side effects could range from 1 to 6 months.

In general, you should feel more confident on the long run and be excited of your new body. In the long term, patients should maintain their new figure through a healthy diet and regular exercise.

The degree of pain should be minimal. Patients usually feel some sort of discomfort and swelling but that will subside as time goes by.

You will receive injected pain medication into your surgical area during surgery and the evening of your surgery, you will be very comfortable. I usually prescribe tylenol 3 and percocet for a few days to a few weeks after surgery depending on your pain tolerance.

Because of the technique that I use to close the incision, drains and tubes are usually not necessary unless it is of extraordinary situation.

A compression garment should be worn at all times, other than when you shower.

The incision site is very small so the scarring will be indistinct.

This surgery is an outpatient surgery and patients can leave the clinic whenever they are ready to go and after they have been checked.

It takes around 2-4 weeks to return to normal activity.

It takes around 2-4 weeks to return to normal activity.

It takes around 2-4 weeks to return to normal activity.

The choice of anesthesia will depend on the patient’s medical history and what the anesthesiologist would recommend.

Yes, an anesthesiologist will consult with the patient before the surgery.

I review all patient medications on initial consultation, pre operative appointment and day of surgery.

일반적으로 출혈 또는 출혈 시간 연장을 유발할 수있는 모든 약물을 중단하거나 변경해야 할 수 있습니다. 귀하는 가족 주치의와 이러한 약을 복용 한 전문가와상의하지 않고 약을 중단해서는 안됩니다.

For my patients, general lab tests such as CBC, electrolytes, liver function, INR, PTT, cardiogram are fairly routine, Other tests may be ordered if one has special medical condition.

Patient should not eat or drink 6 hours before surgery.

It is recommended that patient come 30 minutes prior to surgery.

It can be found on my website, by calling or our mobile app.

It is not recommended for the patients to drive themselves home.

  • 입원 기간 동안 필요할 수있는 개인 용품 준비
  • 집과 직장에서 누군가가 책임을 돌 보도록 준비하십시오
  • 누군가가 병원에서 집으로 데려다 줄 수 있도록 준비하십시오
  • 수술 후 첫날 밤 누군가와 함께있을 수 있도록 준비하십시오
  • 다른 질문이 있으면 의사에게 연락하십시오
  • 수술 후 10 일 이내에 아프면 의사에게 알리십시오 (감기와 같은 경미한 질병도)
  • 의사의 조언에 따라 식사 및 / 또는 음주를 중단하십시오
  • 수술 24 시간 전에 담배를 피우거나 술을 마시지 마십시오.
  • 의사의 연락처 정보가 있는지 확인하십시오
  • 방문객을 위해 병원 / 사무실로가는 지시 사항이 있는지 확인하십시오

Depending on the amount of body parts the patient wishes to perform on, the surgery can last 1-3 hours.

Our clients usually wake up within 10 minutes at the end of the procedure.

You usually wake up within 10 minutes from the procedure, and your family can see you within an hour from the procedure.

If you have significant risks of DVT or pulmonary embolus, you will need to take blood-thinning medication.

I usually start antibiotics in the operating room, and you may take oral antibiotics for another 48 hours.

  • 이름과 생년월일로 신원이 확인되었는지 확인하십시오.
  • 절차가 확인되었는지 확인하십시오
  • 수술 부위가 정확한지 확인하십시오
  • 수술의 올바른면이 표시되었는지 확인하십시오
  • 알레르기 및 부작용 확인
  • 사전 동의 양식을 이해하고 서명했는지 확인하십시오

나는 보통 수술 후 방문에서 수술 후 1-2 일과 함께 회복실에서 환자와 대화하여 수술 방법을 설명합니다.

This depends on your medical conditions and I will discuss this with you at your pre operative consultation.

나는 보통 출혈을 일으킬 수있는 약물을 제외하고 평소 약물을 계속 복용하는 것을 좋아합니다. 이 문제에 대해 더 논의하겠습니다.

저의 일반적인 프로토콜은 배수구, 튜브 또는 카테터를 사용하지 않습니다. 이러한 장치의 필요성을 줄이기 위해 특수 폐쇄 기술을 사용하기 때문입니다.

You can drink water and liquid shortly after the procedure.

My procedure is usually as an outpatient and you will be staying for a few hours after. I only let my patient go home if they are ready.

You need to meet all the discharge criteria before you can go home.

You will be given intra-operative medication, local block and oral and parental pain medication to make sure you are comfortable.

You should have the medication filled before the day of surgery.

Any mediation that can cause bleeding or alternate your medical condition need to be stopped or changed before surgery. I will be discuss with you in detail at pre operative visit.

You should keep the area clean with minimal contact and avoid swimming.

The compression garment needs to be worn all the time, excluding in the shower. You should start massaging the area and ultrasound within 1 week of surgery. The more massaging, the better the results. The patient should take control of their diet as well.

I usually like to see my patients the first one to two days after surgery.

봉합사는 수술 후 5 일에 제거됩니다.

I like my patients to wear the compression garment for up to six weeks after surgery

  • 의료진이 치료 전후에 손을 씻도록하십시오
  • 진통제를 요청하기 전에 통증이 심해질 때까지 기다리지 마십시오.
  • 의료진이 방을 떠나기 전에 통화 버튼이 손이 닿는 곳에 있는지 확인하십시오.
  • 현기증을 예방하기 위해 일어나기 전에 몇 분 동안 침대 가장자리에 앉으십시오.
  • 약하거나 어지럽다면 도움없이 침대에서 일어나지 마십시오.
  • 화씨 100.4도 이상의 열이 있습니다.
  • 숨가쁨 또는 흉통이 있음
  • 수술 절개 부위의 발적, 부기, 따뜻함 또는 통증이 증가한 것을 알 수 있습니다
  • You notice that your incision is separating, or you have infected discharge from your incision
  • The skin around your incision(s) is dark, purple, or peeling
  • You have persistent numbness/tingling in the muscles near your surgical incision(s)
  • 기존 진통제가 통제 할 수없는 통증이 있습니다
  • 처방 된대로 통증 및 기타 약물 복용
  • 처방전 진통제 복용시 운전하지 마십시오
  • 수술 후 10 일 동안 목욕하거나 몸을 담그지 마십시오.
  • Keep your incision clean and dry
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on wearing supportive clothing to reduce swelling
  • 의사가 조언하는 한 격렬한 운동과 무거운 짐을 피하십시오
  • 정상적인 일상 활동 재개에 대한 의사의 지시를 따르십시오.
  • 성행위 재개에 대한 의사의 지시를 따르십시오.

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